Published On: Tue, Mar 21st, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

15 mega youth programs to be unveiled

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Islamabad: In order to facilitate the country’s youth which is 64 % of the whole population, the Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives under the vision of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif launched the Prime Minister’s Youth Development Initiatives Tuesday.

Under the PM’s Youth Development Initiatives, 15 programs to be launched today Tuesday which includes, Ba-Ikhtiyar Nujawan Internship Program, PM’s Youth Laptop Program; 5000 Scholarships for the students of Balochistan & Ex- FATA; 75 National Top Talent Scholarship Program; Establishment of Seerat Chairs; Establishment of Sub Campuses of Public Sector Universities in Least Developed Districts of Pakistan; Youth Skills Training Program; Young Development Fellowship Program; Seven Centers of Excellence; Pakistan Innovation Fund Young Development Leader Award; Special Development Scheme for the Uplift of the 20 poorest district of Pakistan; Young Peace and Development Corps and 250 Mini Sports Complex across Pakistan.

The Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has been actively pursuing these initiatives since he assumed charge in April 2022. During (2013-2017), the Planning Minister under the vision of 2025 started several initiatives. However, some of the projects were stopped by the previous government and it has been restarted again,

“The top priority of the government is to provide such facilities to the country’s youth so that they can excel in their respective fields, " said the Planning Minister, while reiterating the government is committed to provide such incentives to the youth which has been unfortunately polarized in recent years.

Prime Minister's Ba- Ikhtiyar Naujawan Internship Program is Pakistan’s largest internship program aimed at the economic empowerment of youth. The program is pursuing this mission by awarding 60,000 paid internships to young graduates across Pakistan.