5,000 visitors participate Youth Shaping Futures Job Fair

KARACHI:31 December : Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari has stated that the development of Pakistan was highly dependent on investments made towards youth of the country.
He expressed these views while addressing a closing ceremony of ‘Youth Shaping Futures Job Fair 2012’ here at the Karachi Expo Center on Saturday evening, which was jointly organised by the Sindh Youth Affairs Department and The Capacity Builder (TCB).
Over 5,000 visitors visited more than 70 stalls that promoted their companies and shared upcoming job details. The fair featured informative career and education seminars, an onsite job seekers’, enquiry services, overseas education pavilion along with providing young people an opportunity to interact with 70 recruiting organisations.
Speaking on the occasion, Subzwari said that youth-focused interventions were a cost effective way of reducing poverty providing greater social returns. He stated that the YAD was striving to create greater opportunities for the youth of Sindh by implementing projects and policies that focused towards social and economic empowerment of youth.
Secretary Youth Affairs Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said, “Youth is the utmost priority of the government and extensive efforts are being made to provide career counseling services to them throughout the province to ensure their economic prosperity”. He added that YAD had successfully implemented career counseling for youth project.

The fair had major focus on providing both organisations and job seekers the platform to network and the opportunity for prospective employers to meet face-to-face with job seekers from around metropolis.

Khurshid Ali Shaikh, Director Youth Affairs, highlighted that the job fair would provide an annual opportunity to youth learn from and network with likeminded organisations.

Sania Sheikh, a visitor, while talking to Daily Times, said that that such kind of events provide platform for emerging talent to choose organisations as per their requirements. Whereas, students who want to study abroad can also be facilitated by visiting such job fair, she added.

Another visitor Imran Qureshi commented that such job fairs should be organised twice a year so that large number of students or job seekers could be guided properly.

“This event is not helpful for job seekers, but it also helps associations to select their
workers as per organisational demands,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that more than 70 companies including Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan, Air Bus, Aman Tech, British Council, General Electric, PAK Qatar Family Takaful, Ismail Industries, National Bank of Pakistan, ROZEE PK among others had set up their stalls for guidance of youth.Daily Times.