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Hundreds of Afghan refugees complete technical training in Pakistan

Hundreds of Afghan refugees complete technical training in Pakistan

Jun 25, 2011 - 12:03

QUETTA (PANinfo-icon): Hundreds of Afghan refugees living in Pakistaninfo-icon have graduated from technical training in several different fields, officials said on Saturday.

A school called the Technical Training Center (TTC), based in Baluchistan’s capital city of Quetta, has issued certificates in carpentry, tailoring, plumbing, and automotive repair to 200 Afghan men and womeninfo-icon.

Mohammad Ali, a student in the center, told Pajhwok Afghan News that before enrolling in training, he could not make enough money to support himself despite working full time.

“A few months ago, I enrolled in this centre, and now I can fix cars," he said.

Dalawar Khan, another student of the centre, said that he is a plumber and that he now has the skills to open his own business.

He said: "We received certificates and tools, and we also got paid 8000 Pakistani rupees a month," or about 419 Afs or $9.30 USD.

The graduates were all poor or disabled and have been trained in order to return home and contribute to Afghan reconstructioninfo-icon, according to Afghan Consul General Bahadur Khan.

Ali Kakar, the director of TTC, said the trainees can now work in a number of different fields across Afghanistaninfo-icon.


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