KJP aims at financially empowering marginalized segments of society: Dar

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Staff Reporter

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Monday said Kamyab Jawan Program (KJP) was ensuring financial empowerment of the poor and marginalized segments of the society.

Addressing Hunarmand Pakistan Programme cheque and Certificate Award Ceremony at Air University, he said the main priority of the government was to include the youth in decision making process.

Some 100,000 youth has so far been given technical training in 18 different sectors and Rs 1 billion has been spent for this purpose.

The government has enhanced limit of Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (Yes) of Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP) loans from Rs 1 million to Rs 2 million from next month. The loans would be disbursed on personal guarantees.

He urged the youth to become job creators instead of job seekers. A total of 10,000 young people had already started their own businesses after obtaining soft loans under the Kamyab Jawan Programme.

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