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Pakistan: Minority Groups

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL10710, tabled on 16 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what training programmes in Pakistan they support to help illiterate and impoverished members of minority communities to qualify for jobs.

Answered on

26 October 2018

The Department for International Developmentā€™s Skills Development Programme funds the Punjab Skills Development Fund to provide technical and vocational skills training to poor and vulnerable Pakistanis, including those from minority communities, to help them to qualify for jobs or make self-employment more profitable. 178 training courses are currently being delivered on a range of subjects, for example on hospitality services, construction, manufacturing, and textile production.