*Youth is the highest priority area of the Prime Minister, Asad Umar*
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a meeting to discuss initiatives undertaken under PM’s Kamyab Jawan Programme (PMKJP), through National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) and Higher Education Commission. The meeting was attended by Muhammad Usman Dar, SAPM on Youth Affairs, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Chairman NAVTTEC, Executive Director HEC, and senior Government officials.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Mr. Asad Umar was given a detailed briefing on initiatives undertaken for youth development under the umbrella of Kamyab Jawan Programme.
SAPM on Youth Affairs, Mr. Usman Dar informed that 10,000 businesses have been set up by young entrepreneurs by getting access to finances through Kamyab Jawan’s Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES). He said that Rs.8 billion have already been disbursed while another Rs.5 Billion will be disbursed until June 2021.
Chairman NAVTTEC briefed that more than 30,000 students have been given professional training in conventional as well as high tech fields under Kamyab Jawan’s Skills for All programme. SAPM added that the Rs.10 Billion Skills for All project aims at revamping the TVET sector in Pakistan. He further said that 14 components of the project revolve around the establishment of 75 High Tech Skills Centers, National Employment Exchange Tool, Business Incubation Centers, Skills up-gradation of teachers, etc.
Mr. Asad Umar directed that surveys be conducted to obtain feedback on the success, utility and impacts of these interventions. He added that employability of the trained students’ needs to be the topmost consideration for professional training and imparting skills to our youth.
The Executive Director HEC informed that they have planned to establish 12 Kamyab Jawan Sports Academies in various universities across Pakistan. HEC has also envisaged the Green Youth Movement project for creating Green Clubs in different Universities for to mobilize the youth for environmental protection and cleanliness.
Mr. Asad Umar emphasized that youth is the highest priority area of the Prime Minister and the present government is taking all possible steps to work for their development and empowerment. He said that youth -related interventions will be scaled up to maximize their outreach.