Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecovero recently revealed that the Italian government plans to invest 40 Million Euros in Pakistan through the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the first week long PPR training sessions conducted by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in collaboration with Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and Luiss Business School.
65 percent of Pakistan’s population is under 35, immense potential lies in the youth of Pakistan and Italy hopes to invest more in youth development policies to empower the future of the country and contribute towards a prosperous tomorrow. CEO PPAF, Qazi Azmat Isa also lauded the efforts of the Italian government in this regard and stressed that without their active participation such sessions could not have been possible.
Speaking on this occasion, Emanuela Benini, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Pakistan said, “We are Delighted to see the impact of PPR training sessions for communities in Pakistan and hope that everyone had an insightful week of learning. We now look forward to the participants’ contributions towards sustainable development for their respective areas.”