German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler called on Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari to discuss investment opportunities in Pakistan and to chalk out a strategy to give technical and vocational training to the young people in Pakistan.
Usman Dar, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, was also part of the meeting.
German Ambassador said that Germany is hoping to import manpower by 2020. In this effort of employing foreign human resources, Pakistan is deemed to be an important contributor.
The strategy of action was muturally agreed upon to give technical and professional knowledge to workforce in Pakistan so that they can get maximum quota in 2020 manpower import plan of Germany.
Germany exhibited keen enthusiasm in a role to increase technological skills in young people. The want and need to increase cooperation on federal and provincial level was emphasized during the meeting.
On this occasion, Zulfikar Bukhari said that it is difficult to compete with the world on the basis of traditional education that is being provided in Pakistan at this point in time. With the cooperation of Germany, Pakistan will be able to enhance its human capital.
Pakistanis must now have modern technical and professional education with skills that are required by countries like Germany, he said.
This venture would allow many Pakistani youth to get employment abroad and get technical skills to survive in the ever diverse job market. It will also be a boost to the economy through which the country will be more financially stable. All of this is bound to be good news for Prime Minister Khan’s goverment.
The representatives of German Investment Bank were also present in the meeting.
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