Alkhidmat conductsAptitude Test for Bano Qabil Pharmacist
Alkhidmat Karachi conducted the Aptitude Test for its Bano Qabil Pharmacist training program on Saturday, January 20,2024. More than 500 aspirants who had registered themselves for the program attended the test which was held at a local hall. Present at the event were Executive Director Alkhidmat Karachi Rashid Qureishi, Director Pharmacy Services Syed Jamshed Ahmed and other senior officials.Speaking on the occasion, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said that the Bano Qabil program was intended to solve a huge problem that Karachi’s youth are facing, namely unemployment. Reiterating his commitment to the youth of the country, he said that Bano Qabil would be the biggest initiative of its kind in the history of Pakistan and would enable young, literate students to carve a successful career for themselves in IT.He disclosed that nearly 10,000 students had graduated from the initial edition and 25,000 were currently studying under the program making it the single biggest and most successful youth education program ever in the country. The program had now been extended throughout the country to Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and other places. The latest iteration was the Bano Qabil Pharmacist training program for graduates and under-graduates. Lamenting the government’s apathy towards education, Hafiz Naeem noted that a massive budget of Rs. 312 billion was allocated for education which unfortunately did not reach its beneficiaries such as students or educational institutions. He also announced plans to set up a Career Guidance cell for the benefit of Matric and Inter students who are often confused while choosing their future paths.He said that the Bano Qabil Pharmacist training program would help pharmacy graduates get good jobs and establish their careers. He added that Alkhidmat’s Skill Development Center had been established to give vocational training to semi-literate youth in courses such as Tailoring, Electricity Maintenance, industrial Automation, Mobile Phone Repairing and so on. According to him, if Alkhidmat could undertake all these efforts with limited resources, the government should be able to do much more with the vast resources and taxpayers’ money at its disposal. Syed Jamshed Ahmedadded that Alkhidmat’s pharmacies were run on international standards, manned by professionals and where authentic medicines were available at subsidized rates. He disclosed that there were 15 pharmacies currently in Karachi with five more planned to be added shortly in a bid to reach 200 within two years. Lastly, he thanked Hafiz Naeemfor his efforts for the youth of the country and prayed for the success of his vision.