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Nov 07, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday the youth were the greatest strength of Pakistan, and the government would ensure that they were gainfully employed and helped in all respects.He was chairing a meeting to review the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme here. The Prime Minister was briefed about all the features of the Youth Programme. The meeting was informed that so far around half a million feedbacks /suggestions have been received from the general public, of which practicable suggestions have been included in the programme.The Prime Minister’s Youth Programme comprises six schemes, including Qarze-Hassana (Micro Interest-Free Loans), Small Business Loans, Youth Training Scheme, Youth Skills Development Scheme, Provision of Lap-tops and Scheme for Reimbursement of Fee for Students of less developed areas.
Nawaz Sharif directed that 50 per cent loans should be reserved for women in the Micro Interest-Free Loans scheme and the procedure for acquiring loans should be made simple with the shortest possible time for release.