Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar has said that the youth bulge was being transformed into employment creators through successful execution of the Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP) which was set to become the ‘biggest’ engine for job creation in the country.
“As of today, at least 10,000 young people have been succeeded to open their own businesses after obtaining soft loans under the Kamyab Jawan Programme.
A total of about 70,000 jobs have been created so far through disbursement of Rs 8 billion under its Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES),” the SAPM told the media here.
He said the YES was launched in October 2019 under the banner of Kamyab Jawan Programme to provide the youth soft loans for initiation of their own businesses.
An amount of Rs 25 billion was allocated to the women exclusively under the programme, he added.
Usman Dar said he was delighted to announce that so far, Rs one billion, out of the total disbursement, had been distributed among over 1,000 qualified women of the YES. —APP