ISLAMABAD- The National Assembly was informed Wednesday that about one hundred and twenty thousand unskilled youth will be imparted technical training to provide skilled workforce to textile sector.

Minister for Textile Industry Abbas Khan Afridi told the house during question hour that the government had announced a comprehensive package in the current fiscal budget to enhance textile exports.

The Minister said that steps were also afoot to facilitate the cotton producers in every possible manner. He further said the Trading Corporation of Pakistan was purchasing cotton bales at the support price of three thousand rupees per forty kilogram to bring stability in cotton prices in the domestic market.

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch told the house that the federal government had so far released two point eight billion rupees in cash for the displaced persons of North Waziristan.

In addition, an amount of 2.34 billion rupees has also been released to pay the price of sixty thousand metric ton of wheat to the World Food Program and one billion rupees to Pakistan Army for relief activities.

Abdul Qadir Baloch said eighty percent area in North Waziristan agency has been purged of militants. The displaced persons will be facilitated to go back to their homes once the entire area is cleared of the militants. He said the government is committed to complete rehabilitation of the displaced families to their areas.

The Minister for States and Frontier Regions said the IDPs of Khyber Agency have been accommodated at Jalozai camp. He said the IDPs of Khyber Agency will also be extended all possible relief and assistance.

 On behalf of the Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir told the house that 6169 Pakistani nationals had been repatriated from Libya in the wake of recent crisis there. He said efforts are being made to bring back the remaining six hundred Pakistanis from Tripoli.

Rising on a point of order, Leader of Opposition Khurshid Shah asked the government to reduce the prices of electricity. He said the oil prices have witnessed a sharp decline in the international market but electricity tariff has been enhanced under the fuel adjustment mechanism. The leader of opposition also opposed the privatization of profitable entities including the OGDCL and Pakistan Petroleum Limited.