Islamabad: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said that the year 2022 would be observed as the Year of Youth.
Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, the PM’s aide said multiple activities, including jobs, skills and art and culture fairs as well as sports events, would be arranged to facilitate the youth for employment during the year.
He said Pakistan will also host the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Conference in August this year in which Youth Ministers from fifty-four countries will participate.
“The conference will be a platform for soft image and showcase the youth talent.”
Sharing data of the ‘Kamyab Jawan’ Programme, the Special Assistant said two to three billion rupees are being disbursed among the youth for entrepreneurship every month, and during the last three months, over eight billion rupees were distributed.
He said five thousand new businesses were created with 15,000 new jobs. Under the ‘Kamyab Jawan’ Skills for All initiative, sixty thousand scholarships are being offered, while one hundred thousand scholarships have already been provided.
The Special Assistant said the youth having an interest in sports is also being fully encouraged to grow under the ‘Kamyab Jawan’ Sports Talent Hunt Programme in twelve sports.
” Youth in sports should be able to earn their livelihood with respect,” he said.