Govt to disburse Rs50b to youth under loans scheme


ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Saturday said that the 2022 would be celebrated as a year of youth in which Kamyab Jawan Programme targets would be achieved to make them self-reliant.

He said steps were being taken to support youth financially strong as well as to stand them on their own feet. He lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for initiating Kamyab Jawan Programme as it would bring prosperity in the country.

He said Rs50 billion would be disbursed under business loans schemes this year. Addressing a press conference, he said that in 2021 Rs30 billion has been disbursed among 22,000 youth rest of the country.

He said Kamyab Jawan (KJ) programme was providing equal opportunities to all skilled and unskilled youth for empowerment and running different projects including employment, education and engagement of youth. Usman Dar was commenting over the achievements of KJ program, he said last year over 50,000 jobs were created directly and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs alongside boosting the economy.

Through this program increased the number of hi-tech courses introduced for the first time in the history of the country, he added.

He said the government was taking more steps to provide the technical education and training to the unemployment youth and create handsome jobs for them.

Usman said that FIFA certified international football coaches are arriving on January 17 to assist KJ in football talent hunt drive.