Tuesday, May 28, 2024

BME successfully concludes 8-week internship programme for Balochistan graduates

Bolan Mining Enterprises (BME), a pioneering mining joint venture between Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Government of Balochistan, has successfully concluded an intensive 8-week internship programme designed to nurture local talent and empower young graduates from the region.

The programme, a testament to BME's longstanding commitment to community development and fostering skilled professionals for the mineral sector, saw 25 graduates’ participation, including seven women, for the first time, marking a progressive step towards gender inclusivity and diversity within the traditionally male-dominated field.

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The ceremony, held at BME's facility in Khuzdar, was graced by PPL’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sikandar Ali Memon. In his address, he underscored BME's unwavering dedication to nurturing young talent and equipping them with the requisite skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic field of resource extraction and management through hands-on training and on-job experience. He also distributed certificates amongst graduating interns, comprising individuals from diverse educational backgrounds such as engineering, geology and management sciences.

Throughout the internship programme that started off on March 8, the interns were provided with invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to BME's operational facilities in Khuzdar, gaining insights into the intricacies of extracting and processing barytes.

BME's internship programme stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the youth of Balochistan, offering a platform for skills enhancement, professional growth and meaningful engagement with the mining sector experts.

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Mazhar Ali Raza
Mazhar Ali Raza
Mazhar Ali Raza is a senior journalist from Karachi. He has served more than twenty years in journalism. He was recently associated with the dunya media group as a senior business reporter from the last eleven years . Prior to that he has worked for CNBC for the period of four years. His major beats were the energy auto banking and agriculture sector . He has covered many seminars and exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad as well .
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