Pakistan: Minority Groups:Written question - HL10710

Asked on: 16 October 2018
Department for International Development
Pakistan: Minority Groups
To ask Her Majesty's Government what training programmes in Pakistan they support to help illiterate and impoverished members of minority communities to qualify for jobs.
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 26 October 2018

The Department for International Development’s Skills Development Programme funds the Punjab Skills Development Fund to provide technical and vocational skills training to poor and vulnerable Pakistanis, including those from minority communities, to help them to qualify for jobs or make self-employment more profitable. 178 training courses are currently being delivered on a range of subjects, for example on hospitality services, construction, manufacturing, and textile production.

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