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President calls for imparting marketable skills to youth

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for imparting marketable skills to the youth through informal and formal education and skill development programs.

He was talking to the Chairman of the National Commission for Human Development, retired, Colonel Dr Amirullah Marwat in Islamabad on Monday.

The President highlighted the need for adopting innovative Information and Communication Technology tools for imparting education at a grassroots level and ensuring 100 per cent enrolment of children in schools.

He said a comprehensive system should be created in the country to retain professionals like doctors, engineers, IT specialists and persons with high levels of skills in other sectors to stop the brain drain of our precious human resource.

He said the Pakistani Diaspora, which is contributing its knowledge and expertise to the growth and development of its host countries, should be engaged to transfer their expertise to Pakistan through online and hybrid platforms.

The President also stressed on reducing the population growth by educating the people.

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