Last week’s launch of Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme received thousands of applications as the scheme offers unemployed youth soft loans for startups and other self-employment opportunities.
Through the programme, it is expected that over 52 per cent of the Pakistani population will benefit directly.
In addition to this, young women entrepreneurs would be given 25 per cent of the loans.
It is anticipated that Kamyab Jawan Programme will benefit over one million youth.
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar told media on Tuesday that as many as 259,767 online loan applications had been received under the ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ so far.
He also said that loan would be given to the youth only on merit without any political affiliation.
He added that all Pakistanis including government employees of age from 21 years to 45 years could apply for the loan.
Earlier, Pakistani authorities thwarted cyber attacks on ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’ digital portal from Indian hackers.