Startup Programme to help strengthen economy: Asad

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Kamyab Jawan Programme here on Monday successfully launched “Startup Pakistan program” to create jobs and develop a national startup ecosystem that provides one million young people training in entrepreneurship.
The event was hosted by Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Bir Ventures. Talking to the ceremony, Minster of Planning and Development Asad Umar said that Startup Pakistan was a flagship initiative of Kamyab Jawan Program by the government which envisioned to create jobs and economic activity in an inclusive, scalable, and sustainable way.
He said that Startup Pakistan would connect whole ecosystem through a single digital platform, breaking silos, exchanging knowledge, and providing access to funding/Investment through a single window.
He said that Pakistan needed 1.7 million jobs per year and it was need of hour to create more jobs through startups who would contribute to economic activity and growth of the country.
“Startups boost production of goods and services and open new market segments through innovation and advance technology”,he stated. said the youth, being the asset of the country, would be fully facilitated to start their business.
He said the government’s Kamyab Jawan Program would empower the youth.
Special Assistant for Youth Affairs Usman Dar said Kamyab Jawan program had been started with the purpose to promote entrepreneurship and create job opportunities. He expressed confidence that this program would prove to be a complete success story.
He said this programme would increase immense job opportunities for the youth adding that job opportunities would be created both in the government and private sectors.
He said one million youth applied for the loans under the “Kamyab Jawan” program in the first fifteen days of the launch of the program.
Of these, about six hundred thousand were those who wanted to start a new business, Usman Dar stated.