Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday distributed cheques among successful applicants under ‘Kamyab Jawan’ programme.
Addressing a ceremony, the premier said transparency and merit were the major aspects of the programme. “People are optimistic about this initiative and I am happy to know that around 190,000 women have applied for the loan under this initiative,” the PM said.
The government's duty is to not only create jobs but also stop hurdles that stand in the way of businesses, he added.
He said the difference between successful societies and those that get left behind in the world is that in successful societies there is merit.
The prime minister credited Dar for his efforts and expressed happiness at the fact that of one million applicants, 190,000 had been women.
According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, Rs100 billion have been earmarked for the programme.