Gov’t ensuring institutional arrangements for youth development under KJP

Federal government wants to expedite Kamyab Jawan program in Sindh

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KARACHI, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, assuring the fullest opportunities under ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’ to the youth of Sindh, on Tuesday said that Rs. 5 billion rupees had been disbursed in Sindh out of Rs. 10 billion of minimum disbursement target of the current financial year for the province.SAPM Usam Dar while addressing a press conference along with Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, here at Sindh Assembly Building, said that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government was ensuring institutional arrangements for youth development alongside their engagement at all levels.

He said that as many as Rs 100 billion has been earmarked for disbursement of loans to the youth of Pakistan in the ongoing financial year and Rs. 32 billion had been issued to thousands of entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and contribute to the government’s efforts aimed at sustainable economic development of the country.

The federal government wanted to expedite the Kamyab Jawan program in Sindh and in the first phase of Kamyab Jawan in Sindh, Karachi’s youth was focused upon while the next phase will include the rest of the Sindh, he said adding that Kamyab Jawan’s business loans scheme has so far disbursed Rs. 3 billion among young entrepreneurs of Karachi alone which resulted in the establishment of 600 plus startups and the creation of over 3000 jobs for the youth of the metropolis. He said that over 5000 retail outlets including grocery, garments, and other commodities, had started their business across the country. Under the initiative, 1200 retail outlets had begun business in Karachi and a number of them had already opened up despite difficulties arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

“Under Kamyab Jawan’s Skills for All project, we have also launched various youth engagement projects with a total cost of Rs. 4 billion”, Usman Dar said adding that under the project, 7000 plus scholarships amounting to Rs 43 million has been awarded in Sindh.

Usman Dar further added that Kamyab Jawan Innovation League is also designed to engage youth in exploring and exploitation of enormous opportunities in the Information Technology sector.

The SAPM for Youth Affairs also said that under the project titled Kamyab Jawan Markaz, youth development centers would be set up in 108 public sector universities across the country to facilitate over 2 million university students and scholars. These centers will provide multiple services to students including career counseling and access to various opportunities in both public and private sectors, he added.

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