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PR No. 92 ACHIEVEMENTS OF PRIME MINISTER’ S YOUTH PROGRAMME Islamabad: January 12, 2018

Prime Minister's Youth Programme is a revolutionary programme of the Government for the socio-economic development of youth in a bid to combat soaring unemployment in the country. It has a broad canvas of schemes aimed at enabling youth and poor segments of population, to get good employment opportunities, secure economic empowerment, acquire skills needed for gainful employment, have access to higher education and IT tools, access to on-the-job training/internship for young graduates to improve the probability of getting a productive job. PM’s Youth Programme is running six different schemes, namely PM’s Youth Business Loans Scheme, PM’s Interest Free Loan Scheme, PM’s Youth. Skill Development Programme, PM's Laptop Scheme, PM’s Fee reimbursement Scheme, PM’s' Youth Training Scheme.

            Launched in September 2013, it has left an indelible impression on the socio economic landscape of the country in different sectors ranging from poverty alleviation to entrepreneurship development, and from skill development to internship opportunities for the talented youth.

 

Performance of PM’s Youth Programme

S#

Scheme

Beneficiaries

1.     

PM’s Youth Business Loan Scheme

Number of Cases Disbursed

Disbursed Amount

Recovery Rate

 

20,499

Rs. 20.52 Billion

91%

2.     

PM’s Interest Free Loan Scheme

Disbursed Cases

Disbursed Amount

Female Borrowers

BISP Beneficiaries

Recovery Rate

 

401,120

Rs. 9.5 Billion

64%

More than 60,000

99%

3.     

PM’s Youth Skill Development Programe

Total Trainees (2014-2017)

 

100,000

4.     

PM’s Fee Re-Imbursement Scheme

Total Beneficiaries (2013-2017)

Amount Paid

 

199,559

Rs. 6.8 Billion

5.     

PM’s Youth Laptop Scheme

Total Laptop Distributed (2014-2017)

 

300,000

6.     

PM’s Youth Training Scheme

Total Interns Under Phase-I & II

 

95,028

 

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