QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani has said that there is an immediate need to make modern technology available and accessible to the young generation of Balochistan, while stressing the need to fill the digitalisation vacuum in the province.
Addressing a laptop distribution ceremony, the chief minister said that while Balochistan was replete with talent, there was a need to polish the youths’ skills through exposure to technology and opportunities, which could be fulfilled by the provincial government and facilitated through digitilisation.
Kamal said that technology had become an integral part of everyday lives, while access to modern equipment had resulted in specialisation in all sectors. He urged the youth to be focused in their efforts and avail the opportunities offered by the recent surge in development and investment in the province.
“Infrastructure development and investment due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has ushered a new era of economic and trade activity in Balochistan. We need to equip our youth with the tools of modern technology so that they can avail employment opportunities created by projects like the Gwadar port,” Kamal said.
He said that while there were employment opportunities in government departments, the private sector was creating more jobs. “There is a great demand for those with specialisation in a particular field in the private sector. That’s why our youth must divert their attention toward specialisation,” said Kamal.
He added that the provincial government had established a social investment cell to provide funds to entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Provincial Minister Sardar Saleh Bhotani, Noor Muhammad Dummar, Saleem Khosa, Muhammad Khan Lehri, Parliamentary Secretary Bushra Rind, Akbar Askani and Dinesh Kumar were also present at the ceremony.