Govt focusing on skill development to transform youth into great asset: PM

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Usman Dar presents two years performance report on ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’

City Reporter

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is focusing on better education and skill development of youth to build their capacity and transform them into a great asset.

Talking to Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Saturday, 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 for all possible steps to ensure 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.

Earlier, the special assistant on youth affairs presented a two years performance report of the Kamyab Jawan Programme.

The prime minister was informed that over 16,600 concessional loans, worth Rs23 billion, have been disbursed since inception of 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 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.

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