Speech of Mian Nawaz Sharif about youth policy on 21st September 2013

My dear elders, brothers, sisters and the youngsters who hold the key to the future.

I am not here today with a long speech, but I will briefly state some of the initiatives which had been promised in our manifesto, and I had been mentioning during the election campaign.

Today we are beginning a journey for the fulfillment of promises, this is the first step in a long journey. With the passage of time, these steps will not only be enhanced but we will allocate more and more resources towards their fulfillment.

This government aims to immediately resolve all issues confronting Pakistan, so that the economy would be strengthened in such a manner that we shall not require any foreign assistance.

Billions of rupees could be saved each year, which are spent on the government institutions functioning in deficit. This amount could be utilized on the schemes for the welfare of common man, education and training of youth and creating new opportunities for the youngsters.

As I have told before, that every year we spend approximately Rupees 500 billion on the government institutions which are run in losses. These 500 billion, if available to the government, can be utilized on such financial initiatives, that could bring a revolution in the lives of underprivileged classes and youngsters.

Although we face a shortage of resources and financial difficulties, we are fulfilling our promises and initiating programmes though not revolutionary , but they will open new avenues for the welfare of underprivileged segments and youngsters.

The main idea of these initiatives is to provide financial opportunities for making these segments self reliant and self sufficient in their development.

Globally job opportunities in the public sector are decreasing, same is the case in Pakistan where such opportunities are becoming lesser with each day.

One of the reasons behind the weakening state institutions is over staffing due to rampant nepotism and political appointments. Unable to support such a burden, these institutions have fallen in to rubble. Institutions like PIA, Steel Mills and Railways are just a few examples of nepotism, favoritism and financial mismanagement.

It is in the interest of the nation and the state to strengthen private sector, and to provide the people with opportunities of self reliance. So that instead of running after jobs, they could stand on their own feet to provide a livelihood to their families.

For this purpose, the government is launching SIX programmes for the youth.

1-      MICRO INTEREST FREE LOANS

The first programme is Micro Interest Free Loans, which will be focused on those segments of society who are financially weak. 3 billion rupees have been allocated for this scheme. 250 thousand people will benefit from this scheme. These loans would be interest free.

 

 

 

2-      SMALL BUSINESS LOANS SCHEME

The second scheme is Small Business Loans Scheme. This scheme is for those educated youngsters, who wish to start their own business. 50 per cent of these loans will be provided to women. These loans ranging from 500 thousand to 2 million rupees, will be given with a discounted interest rate of 8 percent. The rest will be paid by the government. Initially these loans will be provided through the National Bank of Pakistan and First Women Bank. Five billion rupees have been allocated for this scheme.

 

3-      YOUTH TRAINING SCHEME

It is the third programme, being initiated by the government for educated youngsters. Under this programme, young educated people having acquired 16 years of education from recognized institutions will be provided on-the-job- training, so that they could get job opportunities in the country or abroad. During the training a monthly stippned of rupees 10 thousand will be given to the worker for a training period of 6 months. 4 billion rupees have been allocated for the purpose and 50 thousand graduates will benefit from the scheme.

 

4-      YOUTH SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

The youth skill development scheme is aimed at providing vocational training to such youngsters who are jobless. Boys and girls up to 25 years of age will be able to benefit from the scheme, who have gained middle level education (8th Grade). These youngsters will be given a monthly stippned worth 3-5 thousand rupees, for a period of 6 months. The government will bear their fee. 800 million rupees have been allocated for this programme.

 

5-      FEE PAYMENT FOR UNDER PREVILIGED AREAS

The fifth scheme is for (male & female) students who come from far flung areas of the country, and want to acquire higher education. Any talented student should not be deprived of educational opportunities, only because his or her parents cannot afford the academic expenses. Government will bear the fee for youngsters aiming for a post graduate programme for MA, MSc or higher level. 1.2 billion rupees have been allocated for this scheme and 30 thousand students will benefit from this initiative.

 

6-      PM SCHEME FOR PROVISION OF LAPTOPS

This is the age of Information Technology, in the current time, it is impossible to acquire quality education and research without information technology. IT is key to access the treasure of knowledge globally available.

The government of Punjab had initiated a laptop scheme for the purpose. The federal government has decided to launch this scheme nationwide. 100 thousand students will be provided laptops in accordance with the programme. An amount of 4 billion rupees has been allocated for the PM Laptop scheme.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the federal cabinet has already given approval to all these initiatives. All arrangements for the implementation of these programmes have been completed. However, to make the schemes completely transparent and on merit, we would like to receive your suggestions and recommendations, as your input and guidance is important to us and more than welcome.

These schemes will be placed on a special website

www.pmo.gov.pk

from Monday the 23rd of September. You can  give your feedback on the website  or you can send an SMS to

80028

You can also post your suggestions and proposals to the Prime Minister Office Islamabad.

An advertisement stating all these initiatives will also be placed in all major newspapers of the country.

The process of receiving public opinions and suggestion will continue for 10 days, after which the schemes would be given a final shape in the light of these proposals.

 

Determined youths of the nation!

For these schemes the government has allocated an amount of 20 billion. I admit, that this amount is not a very large one, but we know that the country is passing through serious financial crises. As I have said earlier, every year we waste 500 billion rupees in to the black hole of institutional losses. A time will come, when the taxpayer’s money would be spent in a more constructive manner. We have decided to allocate more money on your welfare and development, in the coming years.

We want to resolve all issues like energy crisis, loadshedding, health and education. We want to spend taxpayers money on the development of industries and trade, for the creation of jobs for the people of Pakistan.

My dear youngster!

I should mention here, that these schemes would be implemented for all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

Get ready to benefit from these programmes, I believe that youngsters can play the main role in steering Pakistan on the path of self reliance. Stand up with the aim to rewrite your destiny.

God Willing the sun of a better future of the country will rise from your efforts.

Long Live Pakistan.

 

 

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ramzan farooqi says:

I really thanks to the PRIME MINISTER for this great step for nation.sir ma aiou ka student ho
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03447632183 par zuar batna
thank you

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salma kousar says:

AOA, ALLAH PAK always bless you. 0301.6918312 mar number hi plz give me a laptop ma 1st year ka student ho mara roll 625931 ha. ma nay edu jari rakhan chti ho allaha kay mara jo ap sakim jari ha mujy b us hasa bana
thank you

Raja mehboob ali says:

sir .b.sc complete hain meri mujhe paiso k bht bht zaroor hain plzzzzzzzzzz sir,, mujhe laon chaiye…..thankss……………..

salman yousaf says:

I really thanks to the PRIME MINISTER for this great step for nation, Sir I am a son of railway employ, and he is retired in 2014, my all younger brothers are studing. we are financily week , I am the student of GOVT C OF SCIENCE , MULTAN. I am doinng F.sc . me and my brother need scholar ship for my studies and a lap top for help in studies. sir plz help us plzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!! contact us # 03004045745

azhar aziz says:

pm sb plaz change the education system in ur mother language so that common man understand the nature fact and make strong pakistan.
plz be honestly act upon act…thnx

Rizwana says:

AOA, ALLAH PAK always bless you. The scheme you announced is really very good and based on realistic need assessment. I have a request please keep in view all the transparency and accountability issues because as a nation we all suffering/facing the corruption issues in our daily lives. I just want that the targeted audience will be benefited by these schemes and we will get fruitful results as per your thoughts.Please Sir I have a request that laws and rules should be enforced without any discrimination and timely. We have very good policies but those are useless until we don’t implement them successfully..Thanks

SADAM SIKANDER says:

THANKS TO PM

Asif khan says:

is this only for pnjb or whole pkistan
???????????? and how to apply for that …i need ur help plz

Asif khan says:

SALAM ……..when will they wanna start this scheme ; are they arange fix date for it

pm sir plz no intrest in these scheme my advice is that………….khyber agency .www.Sky_Afridi05@yahoo.com

kunal thorani says:

its really good ..thanks to P.M

agar ye scheme imandari se chale to really mein bahut sare nojwan karoobari aur imandari ke raste pe chalein ge..

plz is scheme ko such mein imandari se chalain.

0346060275 mar number hi plz give me a laptop ma 1st year ka student ho mara roll number 1397 hi ma boys clg jhang ma study karta ho plz plz give ma a laptop…………

ali bharwana says:

AOA its is good scheme.i am a student of 1st year i want a laptop for study plz…….give me a laptop. govt clg of jhang…………………………..

Mawra says:

Thanks P.M..
plzz announce the date to apply for a perticular scheme very soon….

mairar aees says:

job kay ley apply kahan krna hai …plz tell me

Ayesha khalid says:

Assalam-o-Alaikum sir ! U did gr8 wrk..
I hv cmplete my ICS wid 724 mrks, frm post graduate clg satelite twn rwp, m finiancialy weak n unable to get admision in bs owner..i wnt to cotinue my studies plz help me n also gv me laptop fr net surfing plz..

didar karim says:

thanks PM and government of Pakistan for better future stepping New future programs for youngsters,

M.Faisal says:

Assalam-u-Alaikum
with due humbly &respectfully, sir i have a request to you that,I am a student of college and also i am a belong poor famliy so, i want to continue my study so please help me lone general store apply now plz plz

kamran fazil says:

A O A,
Respected sir, your initiative about youth is appreciated. but i want to take your attention on the department “Benazir Income Support Programme” where all the employee’s are waiting their salaries from 3 or 4 months. it is also to inform you that your initiative about youth is very good. but think about those poor families who received aid per month. I am very confident that you may take a serious action against above mentioned text. please sir think about the employee’s and poor families those who attached with this programme. Best Wishes for you in the future.

Arbabsahil says:

Esteemed PM of Pakistan… I really appreciate your 6 Points schemes for youth, this showed your intellectualism that youths are the builders of our nation.. so i have a very small suggestion that pleas when you allocate all these funds and schemes to the areas of Pakistan please do have a survey and bring out an essence of percentage that which area is mostly affected economically, and arrange some quota wise steps for equal distribution of the funds as well as selection of students…. Almighty Allah would help you in this noble task.. and being a Waziristani I wish you all the best to fulfill your all noble wishes to serve Pakistan… Long Live Pakistan..
Ye Watan Hamara ha – Hum han Pasbaan is k.. Allah Hafiz.

Maaz Ahmed says:

Can someone help me out ? Actually I’m a bit confused right now..I’ve passed out my b.com about almost 2 years ago & now I’m doing my masters in HR from UOK, So am I eligible to apply ?

Kiran Badaruddin says:

Assalam-u-Alaikum,
with due humbly & respectfully, Sir, I have a request to you that, I am a student of Sindh University and also I am a belong poor family so, I want to continue my study so please help me. Sir kindly provide laptop for my study plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Kiran Badaruddin says:

Assalam-u-Alaikum,
with due humbly & respectfully, Sir, I have a request to you that, I am a student of Sindh University and also I am a belong poor family so, I want to continue my study so please help me. Sir kindly provide laptop for my study.

Riaz Mahmood says:

AOA
this is Riaz from Lahore just thinking as the pm said he should done it, and give the chance to every one to show their ability, I am so happy to hear all these things, should try to get loan from govt and should start over own business. Hope for the best

maryam says:

its great step of new govt….respected sir m student of b.sc….mujhy laptop ki zrorat h… n m financialy weak…even i”ve to work to pay my fees….plz help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Aslamualikum sir.
there is a good initiative for nation…
i really appreciate your scheme for new generation…

Thanks a lot……

Abdur-Rahman says:

Very nice .

ayesha says:

hum job k liye kis date ko apply karain???

Mian Rizwan says:

Very very yhanks to P.M taking this huge step.
The distribution of these scheme peaurlly on merit plz prime minister appoint head on these that person who will be honest and sensior.

Zia Ur Rahman says:

Thanks P.M
and thanks admin for the info in written.

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