PTI govt to enhance employment opportunities, bring welfare projects, says minister


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Industry and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal has said former rulers did nothing for the welfare of the masses, looted national wealth, and wasted resources on irrelevant projects which have led to the current financial situation of the province.

“The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government believes in serving the masses and we are bringing such welfare projects which will help in creating ease in the lives of deprived people”, he said.

According to a handout, the minister expressed these views while talking to a delegation of party workers. Investment reforms unit P&D department MD, Tevta COO and CO Model Bazar also met the minister, reported local media.

During the meeting welfare projects, training programmes of Tevta and issues related to model bazaars were discussed. The minister said the government has developed a plan to create job opportunities for the poor and needy.

He said that a large portion of the country’s population consists of youth, and the government is launching a soft loan programme to facilitate the youth.

!Steps are being taken for establishing new technical universities and to revise outdated curriculum of technical education”, he concluded.