The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has reserved $30 million in funds for Pakistan government’s ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’ in a bid to empower the youth of the country.
The announcement has come in a meeting between the UNDP officials and Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister’s Special Aide for Youth Usman Dar was also present in the meeting.
The UNDP has extended its support to the Kamyab Jawan Program and assured that 0.2 million youth will be assisted through the said funds.
The PM thanked the officials for supporting the program. He said that the youth of Pakistan is talented and all it needs are ‘opportunities’.
The premier further maintained that the government will make efforts to mainstream the marginalized youth by accelerating the youth empowerment initiatives of the UNDP.
During the meeting, Usman Dar was declared as the chairman of the program. He said that the government is working to transform the lives of the youth by creating job opportunities for them.
PM’s aide also said that PM’s Youth Affairs department will provide every possible support for the improvement of vocational and technical skills of youth.