PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi Saturday said that government is working to facilitate young generation by ensuring endless opportunities of development for them, through Internet connectivity.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of National Incubation Centre(NIC), at Islamia College Peshawar, he said the centre would definitely cater the needs of young generation to get global access through Internet.
He said the incubation centre would eventually explore the capabilities of young generation and serve as a bridge, giving them access to opportunities for national and international markets.
The Prime Minister said the provision of broadband facility is also among requirements of youth, like basic education, adding it would help bring youth of far-flung and tribal areas into national mainstream.
He said facilitation of young generation would eliminate extremism and curb Kalashnikov culture, thus opening new vistas of growth and prosperity.
Youth generation, who seek work after completing education, would be able to support themselves, he said and added it will also create employment for many more through such facility.
He said that government has completed projects worth billion of rupees including electricity generation, Sui gas provision and establishing industrial zones.
The Prime Minister said NIC is a pilot project that would prove to be a milestone in utilizing energies of youth for the country’s overall progress and development.
He said that establishment of incubation centre would also bring investment by harnessing ideas of people and transforming these into opportunity.
This is the first government that has focused on this important sector and issued new Internet licenses, thus paving the way for technology development, and improving business and trade activities across the country, he added.
The revolutions cannot be brought, just by ‘Talks’ but it needs vision and dedication to achieve an objective, he said, adding the government would also utilize its energies for the betterment and development of people in future.
He said accomplishment is not an easy task but the government did marvelous job, despite opposition and numerous hurdles, adding it is now up to people to take right decisions after five or four months.
He also appreciated Islamia College for its role in development of youth and announced to include renovation of Islamia College in PSDP. He also announced to allocate Rs 50 million for college building.
The ceremony was also addressed by KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Minister for Information Technology, Anusa Rehman and PM Advisor Ameer Muqam.
Minister for Information, Maryam Aurangzeb was also present on the occasion.—APP