Mass Youth Uplift plan for jobless AJK Youth begins

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Rs  750 million interest-free lone placed for self-employment of youth in AJK: AJK PM

Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR,(Parliament Times): Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that government was providing Rs. 750 million interest free loan to the youth in the state for self-employment through setting up small business to overcome unemployment in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Talking to a students delegation in the State metropolis on Saturday, he said unemployment was one of the basic issue and in this context the government would manage a broad-based project to impart technical education in various disciplines to the students of Azad Jammu Kashmir in leading technical institutions of Pakistan. “The AJK government will bear all the expenditure of the technical education of the students from the State”, he added..

Haider said recruitment against vacant positions in the State functionaries will be made purely on merit through public service commission and NTS (National Testing Service). “The NTS will be introduced in all the departments to extend jobs to the eligible persons”, he said. The Prime Minister said that his government had taken difficult decisions keeping the public interest supreme and atop. He said developmental projects were given in view of the public requirements and drastic steps were taken for the socio economic uplift of the people of the state. Steps were also taken for the uplift of the downtrodden segment of society and public welfare projects were completed to drop the fruits of development at the door steps of the common man, he added.

Farooq Haider said that his government was now self-sufficient and self reliant economically since it had secured record volume of levies. He asserted that it was the unequivocal manifestation of the public confidence and trust in the healthy policies of his government. Farooq Haider said that his ruling party will form the next government again in the state securing land slide victory in the forthcoming general elections in AJK due for this year in view of, what he claimed, the tremendous developmental work done by the State administration for the wellbeing and ameliorate the life style of the common man in the state.