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Achievements of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme

Islamabad, January 12, 2018 (PPI-OT):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               20,499

      Disbursed Amount                        Rs. 20.52 Billion

      Recovery Rate                           91%

2.    PM’s Interest Free Loan Scheme

      Disbursed Cases                         401,120

      Disbursed Amount                        Rs. 9.5 Billion

      Female Borrowers                        64%

      BISP Beneficiaries                      More than 60,000

      Recovery Rate                           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)         199,559

      Amount Paid                             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 and II      95,028

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