Islamabad, July 29, 2022 (PPI-OT):”Our engineers made defence of Pakistan invincible, designed and constructed mega projects in the service of the country. Now they have to play a role in transforming the economy into export power house by developing world class engineering industries.
Young engineers with Knowledge Capital by directing their talent towards entrepreneurship and innovation can prove to be a great potential for the country’s Economic Development. Government will launch National Development internship program for 15000 young Engineers in Pakistan”, said Minister for Planning and Development Professor Ahsan Iqbal while addressing the National Dialogue to eradicate Engineers Unemployment through Entrepreneurial setting as Chief guest.
Minister noted that Political instability did not let the country to tap its full potential in the last 75 years. The Economy which is not vibrant or fails to transform in line with the modern challenges is bound to spiral into degeneration. Minister observed that had we made Pakistan an export- led country, cyclical crisis would not have thrown their economy back to square one.
Hence, Export – led growth is the panacea for making Pakistan’s economy strong and self- reliant. Minister added that in every developed country’s success, Engineers have always been drivers and harbinger of progress and development and as Engineers create ideas, design and produce products, structures and systems.
Minister stressed that Pakistan needs positive synergy to move swiftly on the path of economic development. Our engineers have the capacity to play constructive role and make their contribution to society and development. It is to be noted that, PEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee (ICE) has held “National Dialogue – to Eradicate Engineers’ Unemployment through Entrepreneurial Settings” today in Islamabad. The participants of the event are engineers, entrepreneurs and employers from all over the country to contribute in this National Dialogue.
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