National Internship Programme financial relief
30,000 youth to be included in project
Islamabad, Aug 05: The Ministry of Youth Affairs is all set to induct 30,000
postgraduates in the third phase of the National Internship Programme (NIP)
aimed at providing financial relief to more and more educated youngsters and
keeping them engaged in skill-based activities.
According to an official
within the Ministry of Youth Affairs, presently they are planning to offer
internship to 30,000 educated youngsters under the NIP project, and in this
regard applications of unemployed postgraduates would be invited within two
"Process of selection would be transparent and only eligible
candidates would be awarded internship letters", said an official.
batch of NIP, he continued that around 30,000 youngsters would be inducted after
complete verification of degrees by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and
CNIC by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
that it is very essential to involve young people in practical and creative
activities for acknowledging their talent and building their confidence level,
youth has the potential. It is our responsibility to provide them opportunities
and utilise their potential for development sector, he added.
It is to be
mentioned here that for NIP project Rs 3.6 billion have been allocated in the
Despite having tremendous potential as drivers of social
change, youth have always been caught in a multitude of problems like
unemployment, poverty, social taboos and politics. Since the creation of
Pakistan the youth was left alone in isolation at the mercy of
The primarily frustrated due to career and academic issues, identity crises,
family dynamics and low self esteem and lack of self-confidence that always
waste their talent.
In order to better equip graduates of the country for
their future career in February 2007, the government had approved a
revolutionary National Internship Programme where fresh unemployed graduated
from all over the country could get one year hands- on experience with
government organisations. However, the quarters concerned hardly managed to run
it for more than year due to financial crises.
As the NIP shifted from the
Establishment Division to the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the ministry's
officials had made a request to the prime minister for getting more funds for
proper implementation of the project.
Under the umbrella of Ministry of Youth
Affairs the much-awaited project of NIP was formally re-launched in Larkana at
the mausoleum of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed where the placement orders were given to
around 500 selected candidates. In recent past placement orders had also been
distributed among 2,300 candidates in a ceremony being held in the federal
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Series of activities on World Youth Day planned
Islamabad: To mark the International Youth Day on August 12, a group of four
organisations including World Population Foundation, Right To Play, Rozan and
Plan-Pakistan has planned a series of activities.
The International Youth Day
would be observed on August 12 under the theme of 'Sustainability: Our
Challenge, Our Future".
Keeping in mind the current situation in Pakistan
related to peace and the impact of lack of peace on the lives of the individuals
as well as the society, environment and economy, a group of four organisations
has planned a series of activities to mark the day in a benefiting manner.
the occasion a campaign would be launched that would be ended on August 22,
where young people would undertake initiatives at their own school, college and
The issues resulting in lack of peace are multidimensional
and multifaceted with each having its own impact on the self, community and
society. Yet the basis for the lack of peace in any from seems to stem from
intolerance, prejudice on the basis of class, religion, sect as well as views
about use of force and violence within and outside homes.
This is exhibited
among the youth in the form of bullying, gang and street fights as well as an
acceptance of use of physical force to resolve conflicts. If the basic fabric
and root of a society is marred by violence and unrest, any efforts towards a
sustainable economy and society are also negatively hampered, further creating
unrest and conflict.
The representatives of NGOs invited all to mark this day
by raising the slogan 'United for Peace towards greater Sustainability'.
They said that since media play a very important role in communicating and
interacting with young people about issues that impact them, we would encourage
you to undertake activities around the issue so that young people could share
their views related to barriers to peace as well as their own individual and
community level efforts.
They said that special features and programmes could
be developed around the theme. Youth can also be invited to talk about these
issues in morning and evening shows as well as special programmes developed
around this day. The Nation
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PAL to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Faiz in 2011
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters
(PAL) is all set to celebrate Faiz Ahmed Faiz's hundredth birth anniversary in
the year 2011 by holding a string of literary activities across the globe and
paying tribute to one of the renowned modern Urdu poets, said PAL Chairman
Fakhar Zaman on Tuesday during a meeting with writers at the academy.
said the activities would feature publication of a voluminous book on Faiz,
issuance of memorial ticket, organisation of seminars and translation of Faiz's
poetry into languages approved by the UNISECO. He said the PAL would also
organise two international conferences to mark birth and death anniversaries of
Faiz, wherein president and prime minister of Pakistan would participate.
He said the PAL would screen special documentaries and hold stage dramas
and musical programmes at different venues to highlight life, achievements and
philosophy of Faiz.
He said Faiz, being the voice of poor people's
conscience, added a unique flavour to Urdu lyrics and poems by harmonising
modern sensibility and classical tone and promoting this genre. Daily Times
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