Pakistan: Number of Jobless Youth to Double by 2020

December 4, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

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Karachi — There are approximately four million jobless youth, between the ages of 15 and 24, in Pakistan. Without adequate infrastructure to support this generation’s education and vocational training, the number is likely to rise to 8.6 million by 2020.

This plight of Pakistani youth has been outlined in a report, titled ‘Sustainable livelihoods: Investing in Pakistan’s future’. The report was launched at Acton House at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi, on Wednesday.

Aiming to take up the formidable challenge of turning the tide, the Citi Foundation has partnered with the British Asian Trust to produce this report, which highlights the projects being undertaken.

“A stable future for Pakistan is inevitably linked with our ability to give our youth a meaningful future – the deal that they deserve, which we have not really lived up to,” said Dr Maleeha Lodhi, a former high commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom. She was speaking during a panel discussion that followed the launch of the report. “Now, what we have before us is a report that is first rate and delineates a practical way forward.”

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