Pakistan has one of the largest youth bulges in the world. 68 % of the 190 million strong population is under the age of 30. To meet the needs of this surging population, Pakistan’s economy has to grow at an estimated 6 - 7% annually, for the foreseeable future, and it must add some 36 million new jobs in the next 10 years. This offers a great opportunity for the nation but at the same time poses a greater threat of falling into the traps of violent and extremist groups.
Considering this, Government of the Punjab has been investing heavily in its human capital through numerous skill-building and livelihood initiatives.