LAHORE (PR): Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) is offering vocational training in 15 demands driven short courses to prisoners. TEVTA will request Punjab govt to reduce the sentence period of prisoners to some extent who have completed their vocational training. Funds will be allocated to establish new Govt Technical Training Centers in jails to provide more vocational training to the prisoners in jails. After training of 1100 prisoners in first phase, now, more than 1500 prisoners are being trained demand driven vocational training in 15 jails in 2nd phase.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh stated this while talking to Inspector General Prisons Mian Farooq Nazeer. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, TEVTA officers Aamer Aziz, Waheed Asghar, Sarfraz Anwar and other officers were also present on this occasion.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the prisoners are being trained in demand driven vocational training. The objective of imparting this training is to make them more useful citizens of the society. This training is being conducted as per vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to impart technical education and vocational training in all segment of society.
Chairperson TEVTA stated that after completion of this training, the individuals will be able to earn their livelihood for them and their families, he concluded.
Source: The Nation
November 9, 2016