Federal cabinet okays ‘Kamyab Jawan’ Program

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has approved ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’ aimed at empowering youth by granting them business loans.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that under the¬†program, a youth can get loan from 100,000 to five million rupees in two categories.

“In the first category banks will provide loan up to 500,000 rupees at six percent mark-up with lending equity of 10 percent of the amount applied,” she said. .

“Under the second category, an applicant can get loan up to five million rupees at a mark-up of eight percent and equity ratio of 20 percent,” she added.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said 25 percent of the loan will be granted to women to make youth self-employee to overcome inflation and joblessness.

She said Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training gave a detailed and comprehensive briefing on new education policy.

She said the policy will be developed under the mandate of the Federal Government and necessary assistance and facilitation will be provided to provinces for its implementation.

The Special Assistant said the cabinet also pondered upon the rupee depreciation and its impact on inflation. The cabinet was informed that Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will unveil a long term economic plan on Saturday.

She said the cabinet also approved the decisions of last meeting of Economic Coordination Committee.