Vocational Training center inaugurated at remote location in KP

ISLAMABAD 14 JULY, 2016: Capt Asfand Yar Bokhari Shaheed Vocational Training Centre on Thursday was inaugurated at PAF  Camp Badaber, a remote location in Khyber Pakhtunkwa which had been  one of the strongholds of terrorists.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was chief guest on the occasion where Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail  Aman, Asad Qaisar, Speaker Provincial Assembly,  provincial ministers, senators, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat ur Rehman and family members of Capt Asfand Yar  Bokhari (Shaheed) and Badaber Shuhdaa were also present.

Air Marshal Farooq Habib, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff
(Training), dilated on salient features of the institute in
welcome speech.

Air Chief addressing the participants said, “PAF has
always come up to the expectations of the nation whether it
is relief operations in national disasters or operations
against the militants.

“Provision of technical training has become a new
dimension of the services of Pakistan Air Force towards the nation-building during peace. The objective is to address the issues of poverty and unemployment through human resource development in the  areas of technical and vocational training.”

He said, “This institute reminds us of our worthy heroes from
Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army who laid down their lives  to safeguard the personnel and assets of this camp.

Establishment of this institute is a step forward in the
mission of providing technical education to the unemployed
youth to enable them to become productive and useful citizens  of Pakistan.”

Chief Minister said that we could only rise as a nation if we
establish a system which would provide equal opportunities to  all and eliminate poverty as a barrier to quality education.

“If our younger generation is given skill and technical
training, they can stand on their feet and earn their living in
an honorable manner. In this way, they become an effective
and responsible organ of the society with restored honor and
dignity and ultimately contribute positively  towards the progress as a nation.”

He announced financial grant for establishment of meat
processing plant and training center.

He said that no stone will be left unturned to find best
employment opportunities for these boys in Pakistan and abroad.

Capt Asfand Yar Bokhari Shaheed Vocational Training Centre has been established at PAF camp Badaber by Pakistan Air Force  in collaboration with Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority.

The centre would offer quality training in 16 different
fields such as refrigeration, air conditioning, carpentry,
auto electrician/ mechanic, welding, tailoring,  plumbing, construction machinery maintenance / operating  and electrician. Due to the backwardness and  lack of resources in the area, the selection criteria has been  made very easy and the selected students will be provided free of charge
education at this centre.

Pakistan Air Force has provided the building, teaching staff and funds for smooth functioning of the centre that will
impart technical education and practical training to local youth  to equip them with adequate knowledge and skills to receive  employment in national or international market or start their  independent small business.