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Tuesday Oct 15 2019

Fawad Chaudhry cautions masses not to look towards govt for jobs

Fawad Chaudhry says govt to shut down 400 depts — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that people should not look towards the government for employment opportunities as it is in the process of shutting down 400 departments.

The federal minister said that jobs are given from the private sector and the government only tries to make a conducive environment.

Chaudhry said that the purpose of the government’s policies is to promote the trade and industrial sector.

Further shedding light on axing of several departments, Chaudhry said that they had no role to play in the stability of the economy.

“Such institutions are a burden on the economy,” said the federal minister, calling it a sensible move.

Reacting to the minister’s statements, Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said that no one is looking towards the government for job opportunities. 

In 2018 General Elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had given priority on creating jobs for masses.

"The first challenge is unemployment and how to create jobs," Imran had said before revealing the manifesto.

PM Imran, at that time had said that if given a chance to form the government, PTI will offer business incentives to create employment that would lead to prosperity. "Our challenge is to create one crore jobs and five million homes in our five years term," he had vowed before the elections.