The federal government has decided to launch an internship program with Rs40,000 monthly stipend for 20000 engineers across the country.
Ahsan Iqbal, the federal minister for planning and development, made this announcement on Saturday in Lahore during the 56th annual general meeting of the Institution of Engineers Pakistan.
“We have decided to promote the engineering sector in Pakistan,” he said, adding that a large number of unemployed engineers in Pakistan need facilities for self-employment.
He continued by stating that a large budget for five universities totaling Rs6.5 billion was already approved. Ahsan Iqbal added that the government has made the decision to create a facility under the name Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Iqbal announced awarding of 20,000 scholarships to the nation’s unemployed graduates last month. While speaking at an international meeting on higher education and workforce development in Islamabad, he made the announcement.
Ahsan Iqbal further announced that scholarships will also be awarded to the students of far-flung areas of the country under Youth Development Initiatives (YDI), recently launched by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.