Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) is in process of developing a web portal to compile beneficiaries’ data and facilitate applicants through provision of comprehensive information and impact of its six schemes.
Chairperson, PMYP Ms Leila Khan on Sunday said it would be the first of its kind portal providing a single window for eligible youth to access information and make applications online.
In an exclusive talk with APP here, she said, the portal would also help in collecting overall data, adjudging impact of PM youth schemes and for making improved future strategies and for better results.
Leila Khan said federal government was running six schemes under PMYP which included PM Youth Business Loans Scheme, PM Interest Free Loan Scheme, PM Youth Skill Development Programme, PM Youth Laptop Scheme, PM Fee Reimbursement Scheme and PM Youth Training Scheme.
She explained under PM youth business loans scheme more than 6,500 business loans worth Rs. 6 billion have been disbursed among potential entrepreneurs aged 21-45 years across the country whereas under Prime Minister’s interest free loan scheme around 100,000 loans worth more than Rs. 2 billion have been granted to poorest of the poor people in 44 under developed districts across Pakistan.
Leila Khan said the government was sincere in its efforts to fulfil its promise which it made to the youth with regards to financial assistance and the government had decided to involve private banks in the PM youth loan scheme.