Govt focusing on skill development of youth: PM Imran

Govt focusing on skill development of youth: PM Imran

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led 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 in Islamabad, the premier said young people are the real driving force behind any change in society.

“The government is concentrating on utilising its energies in a positive direction for socio-economic development of the country,” PM Imran asserted.

The prime minister directed to take all possible steps to ensure inclusion of youth in every aspect of life in order to help them achieve higher goals.

Earlier, the Special Assistant on Youth Affairs presented two years performance report of Kamyab Jawan Programme.

PM Imran 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 under Kamyab Jawan Skill for All Programme, more than 100,000 one hundred thousand scholarships worth 4.7 billion rupees have been awarded.

Prime Minister Imran Khan 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 centers in 106 universities, Green Youth Movement, Kamyab Jawan Innovation League, Kamyab Jawan Talent Hunt Sports League and Kamyab Jawan Sports Academies and Sports Gala.