Published:  02:19 AM, 11 February 2019

Eight lakh turn unemployed each year: CPD

Eight lakh turn unemployed each year: CPD Prof Rehman Sobhan and other speakers at a seminar titled "Pursuing Inclusive Growth: Priorities for the New Government" organized by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)at a city hotel on Sunday. -AA

At least eight lakh people become unemployed each year for want of jobs as per demand. This trend has now taken a serious turn due to lack of balanced distribution of growth opportunities, said a research report.

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a non-government organization came up with the information, while revealing the report titled "Dialogue on Growth and Priority" at a press conference in a city hotel yesterday.

In the keynote presentation, CPD claimed that, though the country has been experienced huge economical development in last 10 years, employment growth has become a great challenge, where discrimination has increased concern and frustration.

Referring the information of World Bank (WB), the report further revealed that, around 2 lakh people enter into the labor market each year against creation of job facilities for 1.30 lakh people.

In this case, at least 8 lakh people are becoming jobless every year due to lack of proper distribution of growth opportunities. Jobless people are being engaged in several antisocial activities for want of works and necessary earning.

Speakers at the program said, "The government should pay heed to education and health sectors. The healthcare service is on the verge of ruination at the marginal stage.

Though, the infrastructural development is noticed in the country's hospitals, there is no transparency to those utilize.""Achieving sustainable growth is not possible at all without modernizing the education sector. Consequently, coaching trade by teachers must be stopped. Otherwise, country will become devoid of merit, they added.


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