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PM Imran launches 'Kamyab Jawan Programme' for youth empowerment

04:42 PM | 17 Oct, 2019
PM Imran launches 'Kamyab Jawan Programme' for youth empowerment
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday inaugurated the first phase of the "Kamyab Jawan Programme" aims at providing financial and technical assistance to the youth.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony held at Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad, the premier announced that Rs100 billion have been allocated to give loans to the youth under this programme. He added that Rs25bn have been earmarked for women.

Loans worth Rs10,000 to Rs100,000 will be interest free, while the loans upto Rs5 million will be given at lenient conditions.

He said that one million young people will be facilitated through this scheme, adding that Rs10bn will be used for teaching skills to 100,000 young people. He revealed that 100 technical laboratories will be established for distanced learning.

In order to bring seminaries in main streamline, the prime minister said that 500 labs will also be established to provide skill education of seminary students.

He vowed to bring uniform education system across the country. He also announced three new programmes for the youth to empower them.

Talking about transparency in the loan programme, the premier said that merit will be ensured at every level.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood and other officials were also present on the occasion.

The prime minister while addressing the ceremony put emphasis on ensuring merit to uplift the country. Nations with merit-based system and zero corruption mark progress, he said.

Last week, Dar had briefed the prime minister about the program being launched for the socio-economic development of youth.

Under the program, a vast array of projects and initiatives would be taken in education, skill training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for country’s youth, said a statement.

Major chunk of the population consists of youth so it was government’s priority to make them economically strong for welfare and development of the country, it added.



Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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