By Ali Imran
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas has said that skilled labour play important role in development of the societies.
He stated this while speaking during meeting with Consultant for Technical Education AJK, Sabina Ahmed on Friday who called him at Kashmir House Islamabad on Friday and discussed with him various issues related to technical education in the state.
Sardar Tanveer Ilyas while underlining the importance of skill development all across the state said that technical institutions established under TEVTA should be conformed in line with modern practices and requirements. He also directed the concerned authorities to devise a comprehensive policy in this regard and submit a report within a week. He also stressed the need of practical steps for skill development in Azad Kashmir.
Reiterating his government’s commitment to further empower the technical institutions, the AJK PM said that given the role skilled labour has been playing in the development of societies there was dire need to work on technical institutions within the state. “
Had technical education been included in government educational institutions, the AJK would have been self-sufficient in skilled labour today”, he said, adding that technical education must be made a part of curriculum.
Sardar Tanveer said that capacity building of institutions was also his government’s priority.
“Our priority is to provide employment within the region and government will utilize all its resources to enhance and polish the skills of skilled people in the relevant field”, he added.