NAVTTC imparts training to 1800 Afghan refugees

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP):National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under its training program, has imparted technical and vocational skills to more than 1800 Afghan refugees across the country.

The Afghan refugees have been imparted six months free of cost technical courses in as many as 24 most demanded trades, said an official of the NAVTTC while talking to APP on Wednesday.

He further said that the training to Afghan refugees settled in various regions of the country with the help of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refuge Agency.

He said that this move not only has increased confidence in the Afghan refugees of Pakistan, but also now they are able to earn a respectful livelihood with the help of their skills.

He also said that special courses were devised to strengthen women under this program, which would help them become economically stable.

The official also expressed satisfaction that Afghan trainers were now able to secure honorable jobs if they return to their country.