PTI government launches largest ever youth programme worth Rs 100 billion in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Kamyab Jawan Program, one of PTI government's flagship initiatives, in Islamabad this evening, he said youth are future of Pakistan and our destiny depends on them.
He said PTI government strongly believes in merit and transparency and summary of Kamyab Jawan program is a program of merit.
Imran Khan said only those nations move forward in the world that follow the rule of merit.
He said as a result of establishment of state of Madina by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Muslims ruled the world for over a thousand years. He said meritocracy and uprightness were hallmarks of the state of Madinah which helped it succeed.
The Prime Minister said the main reason for demise of Muslims in the world was the adoption of monarchy and not giving democratic rights to their society. Imran Khan said the Mughal Empire went to decline as they did not follow the rule of merit.
He urged the youth to read about the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as he is a role model for the whole world.
He congratulated all stakeholders for launching the first phase of program for youth of the country.
Imran Khan said Youth Skills Foundation will be set up for youth of the country and he will personally monitor the programme to check its progress.
He said minorities, being equal citizens of Pakistan, will also benefit from the programme alike. He said a uniform system of education will be introduced into the country to streamline the society. The Prime Minister said the next programmes to be launched for youth are Green Youth Movement, and StartUp Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said we need to change our mentality to become a self-reliant and self-esteemed nation. For this, we will need to develop a culture of paying taxes to make the economy working.
Earlier, addressing the function Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said this program will take our youth to prosperity.
He said Kamyab Jawan program is the first step on the promise made by Prime Minister Imran Khan to make the youth employed. He said 68 percent of Pakistan's population consists of youth.
Usman Dar regretted that previous governments failed to devise policies for the development of youth.
He said our government has prepared the country's first Youth Development Framework, under which work is being carried out in six areas.
Loans fewer than 100,000 rupees will be without interest and will be distributed on priority basis in 45 under privileged districts.
Under Kamyab Jawan Program, one hundred billion rupees will be distributed among youth as loans for their business ventures.