ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday distributed cheques amongst the successful applicants under ‘Kamyab Jawan’ programme in Islamabad.
Cheques valuing up to five million rupees were distributed amongst the youth. One hundred billion rupees have been allocated in the first phase of ‘Kamyab Jawan’ programme.
PM Imran expressed hope that youth would utilize this loan for setting up giant startups.
“We have to take care of transparency and merit in the program. People’s hope with the government reflects through the fact that at least one million people applied for the programme,” he said.
He lauded application submitted by as many as 0.19 million women for establishing their own businesses. “Through this program the government is facilitating small and medium enterprises. A government’s job is to eradicate the hurdles in the way of creations of jobs,” he said adding that a successful society created opportunities for its people.
Imran Khan said overseas Pakistanis were more successful in comparison to the local ones, for there was meritocracy in foreign developed countries.
He said small and medium industries needed more support and in return they created more jobs and help the country in development.
The PM also said that the tourism sector in the coming days would create more jobs in the country.
Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said ‘Kamyab Jawan’ program was turning into a reality and was a fulfillment of the promise made by the prime minister with the youth.
Usman Dar vowed to economically empower the youth.
He said under the program, hundreds of thousands of the youth had expressed the desire to start their own businesses. He said the program had set a record of popularity in the youth.