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PTI govt sets Rs50b target for loans under KJP this year

The news was stated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib and Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar at a news conference.

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Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has set the target of disbursing loans worth 50 billion rupees under Kamyab Jawan Program (KJP) this year to promote entrepreneurship amongst youth and create job opportunities in the country.

The news was stated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib and Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar at a news conference.

Farrukh Habib pointed out that loans of 30 billions rupees were disbursed under KJP over the last two years under which twenty-two thousand new businesses were opened. 

“This has provided fifty thousand direct jobs to the youth and indirectly led to creation of thousands of other jobs,” said Farrukh.

The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said startups are especially being promoted under this initiative. 

He said a proposal will be floated in the cabinet for approval under which no guarantee will be sought from those acquiring loans up to two million rupees. 

 “Under a ten billion rupees Skill for All Program, hi-tech certification is being provided to the youth in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, graphic designing and so on,” the minister added.

Farrukh further added that under this program, scholarships have been awarded to one hundred thousand youth whilst another 61 thousand will be provided on 31st of this month. 

He said the government is targeting to enhance its IT exports to three billion dollars during the current fiscal year and this skill development program will help strengthen our IT exports.

Usman Dar, in his remarks, said that 2022 has been declared as the year of youth and different activities will be arranged during this year to promote soft image of Pakistan.  

“We are also considering to launch sports scholarship program for youth,” he revealed.

Usman Dar further added that loans under this initiative are being provided in the most transparent manner.

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PM lauds performance of Pakistani athletes at ongoing Commonwealth games

He said these athletes are pride of the nation who increased Pakistan's honor in the comity of nations.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has commended the performance of Pakistani athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth games.

In his tweets on Monday, he said Nooh Butt and Arshad Nadeem won gold, Sharif Tahir, Zaman Anwar and Inam Butt won silver and Shah Hussain, Ali Asad and Inayatullah won bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games, making all Pakistanis, including him, proud.

He said these athletes are pride of the nation who increased Pakistan's honor in the comity of nations.

The Prime Minister said he will meet all these athletes on their return home and encourage them. He said other Pakistani athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games are also commendable who are representing Pakistan with hard work and dedication.

Describing victory or defeat part of the game, he urged the athletes not to give up and keep working hard.

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UAE intends to invest in diverse sectors of Pakistan: PM

Both brotherly countries are very keen to further strengthen their multifaceted relationship.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says United Arab Emirates (UAE) is going to make investment in various sectors of Pakistan.

In a tweet, he said both brotherly countries are very keen to further strengthen their multifaceted relationship.

Terming Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as his brother, the Prime Minister extended thanked him for investment in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

The two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close and cordial relations and Qatar is home to over two hundred thousand Pakistani diaspora that is playing a pivotal role in development of both countries.

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Rajasthan: Three killed, several injured in temple stampede 

The CCTV footage is being examined for better clarity on the incident. 

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Rajasthan: Three killed, several injured in temple stampede 

In India, three people were killed and several injured in the result of a stampede at a temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar district on Monday.

As per reports, three women were killed in a stampede outside Khatu Shyam Temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar district. 

The event took place when a sizable crowd moved past the temple’s front door.

As soon as the temple opened around 4.30 am, the devotees flocked for 'darshan' on the occasion of 'Gyaras'— an auspicious day as per Hindu calendar.

In one of the queues, a 63-year-old woman with a history of heart ailment collapsed. Following this, two women behind her, too, fell down due to the rush. 

They died in the stampede, Superintendent of Police (SP) K Rashtradeep said.

He added that devotees start queuing up hours before the temple is opened.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the deaths and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

Moreover, the CCTV footage is being examined for better clarity on the incident. 

 

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