ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar hailed the resounding success to the recently-launched Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme and Youth entrepreneurship Scheme.
The Youth Affairs adviser was addressing a a meeting with heads of participating bodies and his team members on the successful launch of the youth programme. PTI senior leader Asad Umar graced the occassion as chief guest.
The meeting was attended by CEO National Information Technology Board (NITB), Managing Director National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), Chairman National database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Chairman National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), CEO Pakistan Poverty Alleviation fund (PPAF), SEVP National Bank of Pakistan and regional heads of Bank of Punjab and Bank of Khyber.
Addressing the event, Usman Dar highlighted some key figures to gauge the overwhelming response of youth for the Youth entrepreneurship Scheme (YES), one of the flagship initiatives of kamyab jawan Programme.
He said that a historic reception to the scheme has been given by the youth across Pakistan, as just in a week’s time now 433,149 loan applications have been received online under the scheme.
Eighty-six percent of the applicants are male whereas 14pct of them are female. 77pct of the applicants are from Punjab, 11pct from KPK, 7pct from Sindh, 2pct from ICT, and 1pct each from Balochistan, AJK, and GB. Around 44pct of the loan applicants are aged 22-30.
Usman Dar, along with Mr. Asad Umer, chaired a thanksgiving meeting with the heads of participating bodies and his team members, in order to appreciate their efforts for the successful launch of Kamyab Jawan Programme and Youth entrepreneurship Scheme pic.twitter.com/BQTreByzkF
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