PM says youth is the real driving force behind any change in society and the government is concentrating on utilising its energies in a positive direction for socio-economic development of the country.
ISLAMABAD: The government has disbursed over 16,600 concessional loans worth Rs23 billion in youth since the inception of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme two years ago.
Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Sunday presented a two years performance report of the Kamyab Jawan Programme to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Appreciating the initiative, the premier said that his government is focusing on better education and skill development of youth to build their capacity and transform them into great assets.
The prime minister said that young people are the real driving force behind any change in society. The prime minister said that the government is concentrating on utilising its energies in a positive direction for socio-economic development of the country.
The prime minister directed all possible steps to ensure the inclusion of youth in every aspect of life in order to help them achieve higher goals. He said that 68 percent of Pakistan’s population is below 30 years of age and that is why the government is striving for converting this huge population into a great asset to benefit from their capabilities through education and skill training.
He said the government is focused on exploiting the youth’s energy for the socio-economic development of the country as they are the catalyst of a change in society.
Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar informed that over 16,600 concessional loans, worth Rs23 billion, have been disbursed since the inception of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme two years ago.
He said that under Kamyab Jawan Skill For All Programme, more than one hundred thousand scholarships, worth Rs4.7 billion, have been awarded.
The prime minister was further informed that five more initiatives under Kamyab Jawan Programme are being started for the benefit of youth. These include the establishment of Kamyab Jawan centres in 106 universities, Green Youth Movement, Kamyab Jawan Innovation League, Kamyab Jawan Talent Hunt Sports League and Kamyab Jawan Sports Academies and Sports Gala.