ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday announced a development package worth Rs20 billion for the country's youth comprising six projects, aimed at providing them assistance mainly through affordable education, soft loans and skill-based training.

The six projects include Micro Interest Free Loans Scheme, Small Business Loans Scheme, Youth Training Scheme, Youth Skill Development Scheme, Fee Assistance Scheme and PM's Scheme for Laptops Provision, said Nawaz Sharif in his second televised address to the nation.

He said the government was committed to the uplift of youth. “I am sure that a self-reliant and prosperous youth will prove as a vanguard in the nation's journey towards national integrity, prosperity and sovereignty.”

The premier announced that the six development schemes would be applicable for the youth of the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The federal cabinet had approved the basic features of these programmes on September 13 and the system for their implementation was also in place.

Sharif said, however, to ensure more transparency, clarity and merit in these schemes, it was his desire to seek guidance from general public.

He said input on these schemes could be given at the website, www.pmo.gov.pk, being uploaded on September 23.

A special mobile phone number '80028' had also been dedicated for this purpose to which suggestions could be sent through SMS.

The prime minister said the details of these schemes would also be circulated through national media including newspapers and television channels.

Nawaz Sharif said the general public was welcome to send their written proposals addressed to the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad as well. He said 10-days had been allocated for collection of suggestions and recommendations, and added he would not be satisfied until receiving an ample response from youth on the schemes meant for their prosperity.

The schemes would be launched soon after working on the proposals and giving them a final shape.

He said Rs20 billion allocated for the schemes for youth was not a big amount; however the limitation of resources owed to the severe economic problems of the country.

The issues including electricity shortage, the projects about construction of roads, motorways, hospitals and setting up of industrial units needed large monetary resources.

He expressed hope that a time would come when the tax payers' money would be largely spent on the welfare projects and vowed to allocate more funds for the schemes of public importance in coming years.

About the first scheme, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the 'Micro Interest Free Loans' is especially focused upon the financially weak segments of the society.

Under this scheme, a total of Rs3.5 billion would be earmarked in the current financial year, which would benefit about 250,000 people. No interest would be charged on these loans.

He also announced ‘Small Business Loan Scheme’ exclusively for the educated youth willing to initiate their private businesses.

The prime minister said 50 per cent loans would be specified for the women. Under this scheme, skilled individuals would get loans worth Rs0.5 million to Rs2 million each to help start their work in agriculture sector or to open workshops.

“The markup rate on this loan would be 8 per cent as the remaining would be borne by the government. Initially, the National Bank of Pakistan and First Women Bank will extend this loan,” said the premier, adding that the government had allocated Rs5 billion for the scheme.

The third initiative, he said was ‘Youth Training Scheme’ under which the youth having completed 16-year education from accredited educational institutes would be provided training so that they may find suitable job opportunities locally or abroad.

He also prayed that every citizen may get job opportunity in the country without going abroad.

Prime Minister Sharif said during the on-job-training, the youth will be paid Rs10,000 stipend monthly for one year and Rs4 billion have been allocated for the scheme that would benefit around 50,000 graduates.

Under the ‘Youth Skill Development Scheme,’ he said youngsters would be trained to help them earn their livelihood respectfully. The youth aged up to 25 years and with education up to eighth grade would be entitled to avail this facility.

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Comments (116)

SMQ Zaman
September 21, 2013 8:43 pm

Yes Prime Minister, it's great news to create employment and opportunities for our youth and talented and budding entrepreneurs. However, I didn't hear the PM disclose how these projects: approx. $200m (or Rs 20b) will be funded? The Govt. in 100 days only has raised Rs.6.4b in QE or Quantitative Easing or effectively printing more money without gold or other asset-backing, which will lead to spiralling inflation (according to one highly respected Senator and fmr. Law Minister under the PPP Coalition Govt. - Sawal Ye Hai programme on 20/9/13); if GDP does not increase significantly, in addition to the IMF tranche of loan $7b approved recently; I hope that QE is not the source of funding of these projects!

Tally
September 21, 2013 8:46 pm

Dear President,

It is not that difficult to create employments for youths. Mr. President just do one thing. Digitilize all government records, transactions, and processes. Then watch. Millions of new jobs will be created for youths. Promote it at provincial level. This will create transparency and efficiency in the system.

Aslam Parvaiz Punaily
September 21, 2013 8:50 pm

PM announced the nice package for youth, but PM govt have to develop such type of criteria or policy through this the package reach rightly to a right person.

Salaar
September 21, 2013 8:49 pm

From the speech of PM today, in short, I got. "Government will 'try' to empower youth by giving them loans from the loan govt would take from IMF." Is not that joke? Interest free loan, a peanut. Loan with 8% interest,means political reference. Laptops? For youth? Another joke.. I may comment on the rest but, I won't. :/

Martin
September 21, 2013 9:48 pm

It's impressive that some thought has been given to this and although it doesn't address the largest of problems its' still very interesting to see how it will come about. I wish this goodluck and as for electricity and infrastructure development, in the land of Daakostan everyone knows that Pakistan doesn't suffer from a powersupply capacity. The capacity installed is there but the problem is with corruption and theft of electricity, unless this is addressed, people will continue to face loadshedding problems.

As for infrastructure and welfare - in a country where only 1% of the working population pays tax you can't be surprised about the government not being able to afford decent/corruptionfree lawenforcement, healthcare, sewerage, roads, schools and clean water.

I hope Nawaz Sharif tackles the lack of taxcollection problem - it's the biggest source to inequality in this nation.

farhan khan
September 21, 2013 10:19 pm

After reading this news. I have some respect for Nawaz Sharif. It is essential to educate our youth and bring the most skill force like in neighbor countries. I wish you all the best.

Mohammed
September 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Salaam, Mashallah it is good news, I hope and pray that the money doesn't go missing, as it always does in Pakistan. We need our youth, educated and prosperous, as the youth are the future of Pakistan. We need to become strong financially, economically and militarily.

D. Comalander
September 21, 2013 10:38 pm

I commend Prime Minister Sharif on his positive innovative leadership and concern for all the people. This is a wonderful step for the youth and I pray this program will be available for all youth of Pakistan. I also pray that it will include the disadvantaged minorities. Pakistan's peaceful future rests in the education processes, care and respect for the rights of each individual in this great nation.

zak
September 21, 2013 10:56 pm

Another gimmick destined for the heap of failures these governments have accumulated. De-corruptize the institutions, like police, railways, tax department, judiciary etc then the country will progress from the roots not by doling out cash from borrowed IMF money.

Hopeless case!

abdul basit
September 21, 2013 11:19 pm

plz un students ko dubara chance dea jae jen ko laptop nh mil saka.previous sessions me se kuch students ne ye chance miss kr deya he apne marks marit se below hone ke waja se bad me students ne apna result improve kea he plz un ko b laptop deye jaen.

Aziz Rakla
September 21, 2013 11:43 pm

May God help Nawaz Sharif, he is only talking about progress, real politics which Pakistan needs, no more personal blames and personal politics.

Let us support him, third time we have elected him and this time, he will have full five years, he will implement his programmes and promises and make Pakistan a great country, with economic power.

All we need to do is follow real teachings of Islam, which is speak truth, be fair, do not cheat, do not give or take bribe respect all religion and for knowledge and education remember our Prophet call, go even to China to acquire the knowledge (means no limit to get knowedge), let us do our part

mohammad
September 21, 2013 11:39 pm

great. MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU

suja
September 21, 2013 11:58 pm

Funds are only available to Lahore YOUTH - pls be aware of it - Pak name will be change to LAHORE SOON. - what else can we can from Lahore Govt.

Naeem Syed
September 22, 2013 12:24 am

Well done Sir! Now you are Cranking. Put an honest man at the helm to manage this, May be the CJ may be requested and persuaded to take care of this after retirement.

Aana
September 22, 2013 1:01 am

I wish there would be a transparency in loan scheme( purely for common people not for top executives children). Students should avail this opportunity, it can explore their dreams.

atif
September 22, 2013 1:56 am

Why not create a class A university filled with class A faculty with this money. except laptop scheme rest of the plans seems ok, because I have seen laptops given to students who can easily afford laptops or already had one, so make sure its been given to deserving students, who will use it for educational purpose rather than loging onto social networks,

Afzal
September 22, 2013 2:08 am

Let time come when these words will be given a practical shape and the very authority deal it transparently after this whole scenario i shall text my comments.

Afzal
September 22, 2013 2:10 am

nice scheme by PM.

Uzair
September 22, 2013 2:20 am

Hip Hip Hurrah , I wish that the students of Islamabad Universities will also get laptops

Amir
September 22, 2013 2:41 am

Pakistan really badly needs to work on the development of Balochistan, KPK, Fata, and Waziristan. These are important areas that have become plagued with poverty, unemployment, terrorism, and so on. Invest in building schools, homes, economic prospects, and solving issues in Balochistan first. The province has gone through more than enough of pain. My father is from KPK and most people live normally trying to earn enough money to feed families. But I have faith in Imran Khan but not in the Baloch government.

syed fazul shah
September 22, 2013 3:20 am

nice step towards progress.but wat abt students of balochistan ? .we are lagging behind in every walk of life.the students of balochistan are snubbed and deprived from such laptop schemes.they must be preferred and i am optimistic that for the first time i and other students of balochistan wil get laptops...thanks to pm for taking this step.fazul shah bukhari from jhal magsi balochistan..

Faisal
September 22, 2013 3:27 am

Instead of distributing free laptops why not invest this money to make the primary and secondry education free for children of whole Pakistan and build new schools. Until and unless every child of Pakistan go to school, our country can never prosper.

zakn
September 22, 2013 3:54 am

It is a noble idea but where 20 billions rupees are coming from ? Just about 2 months ago we were bailed out by IMF. We borrowed almost 7 billions USD. To me it looks a high profile PR gimmick just like bullet train & a super high way from China border to Gwadar. Without taxation on wealthy, and recovery of past taxes, whole scheme looks unrealistic.Better if he would enforce 1 tier education system in the country.Elites send their children to English medium schools (so called public schools) but kids from poor families go to schools which are under staffed and have poor facilities.

Shanawar Hashmi
September 22, 2013 4:21 am

@Aziz Rakla: There is an 8% mark up on the small business loan. So the PM will charge sood from the poor debtors. In Islam, Allah has declared war against such individuals.

Dr. M
September 22, 2013 5:11 am

@suja: Stop fanning hatred and prejudice. We can't afford such things any more.

Abdus Salam Khan
September 22, 2013 5:25 am

Why not substitute Smart Phones for laptops? Why not provide a Smart Phone to every headman- the Lumberdar- of each village so that the Chief Minister of each province can get a direct feedback on: The number of people in the village who are destitute, having no food or shelter. The number of children in the village who do not go to school Number of sick people in the village who cannot afford treatment State of water supply and drainage Mosquito control effort

A Pakistani
September 22, 2013 6:06 am

Well done PM Nawaz Sharif. Please continue to bring improvements in this scheme based on the experience on ground and feedback during its execution. Congratulations.

Asad
September 22, 2013 6:25 am

Come on guys. I am from Karachi and still support Imran Khan. But lets appreciate good moves from any party, PML or PPP or what ever. Pakistan is moving forward finally. We can do this in our life times. Lets hope and pray for the best!!!

mohammad amin
September 22, 2013 7:04 am

@Aziz Rakla:

What about Nawaz Sharif past corrupt record. I know first hand how he when CM of Punjab use to conduct official business by taking huge sums to approve illegal schemes etc. He might be changed but his past Financial Corruption means we can not trust the fair, efficient and transparent implementation of well intended, scheming or half baked ideas. The jury is out but the first 100 days point to slightly better direction with still a huge huge gap to fulfill. How can we trust a PM who says that he was not aware how difficult the situation was ...as we all knew even before how dire the situation is ...one thing is good that he talking about this in first 6 months on regime not last 6 months before elections though I have a sinking feeling full there will be more talk less action a repeat like benazir income support fund

Jamil Aslam
September 22, 2013 7:18 am

This is worst package i remember the yellow cab scheme with massive bill of 10+ billion rupees all went out of country to london, this is bound to fail it should have been discussed in parliament and distributed according to provinces and should have been made non federal equal opportunity program.

faiza g.r. bhatt
September 22, 2013 7:59 am

i hope at least this one works.

Shareefs have a habit of launching such schemes - yellow cab, sasti roti, metro, etc. that look good and are populist in nature. it is clear that PML N is still living in history and in status quo.

but i sincerely hope this scheme works and does not become another burden on our fragile economy.

zahorr ahmed
September 22, 2013 9:26 am

I wish there would be a transparency in loan scheme( purely for common people not for top executives children). Students should avail this opportunity, it can explore their dreams.

Saadia
September 22, 2013 9:35 am

Mr PM in a country where , only 32% are literate , what proportion of youth will benefit ? Most schools are on paper and defunct - yet no onelooksto that. Govt hospitals are pathetic , in the hands of incompetent and sifarish doctors . The few good private hospitals are now burdened with patients , and the work load has intensified .

In a country where only the rich kids who's parents own , Hondas and Toyota vehicles will be the benificiaries of this scheme

Most of then soon after graduation will be running to USA and Canada , for their future . Sir what about Pakistans future

How many of them will be paying TAXes to Pakistan ? What return are they promising.

I passed from govt college , but did my postgraduate studies on my own money . And spent millions . After rejecting a higher salary abroad to be with my family in Pakistan , I can see that there is no future , or planning in Pakistan. I pay my taxes - but see people more wealthier than me , evading taxes . And yet everyone in responsible positions is quiet.

It must be mandatory to have 3 to 5 years of Bonding , to serve in rural areas of paksitan , to all benificiaries

The system of distribution of this scheme - should be TRansparet , and AUDITED . And similar audits should be a part of every Govt scheme. Not some half baked yellow taxi scheme !

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Ajilala
September 22, 2013 9:58 am

@zak: Absolutely my dear

khanm
September 22, 2013 10:14 am

If lap top is the solution, there are more lap tops available in middle eastern countries than indo Pak combine… yet these countries have not developed any world renown hardware or software…I think Nawaz Shrief this time devoting all his life to the development of one part of his body only—The wishbone.. folks …If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?

Azam Qadeer
September 22, 2013 10:32 am

Not a good move. Our government must think to create industry and employee people. all the money which will be given to yourth most of the money will be wasted and youth will get more stressful. our country is Agri basis we must develop food basis industry so this way our young generation will have jobs same time our country will have good name .

gd
September 22, 2013 10:35 am

this scheme would add more corruption in sanctioning the loan for the poor students,as in pakistan nothing works out without bribe - this would only benefit those students who have source in these organisation

Shiraz Maliki
September 22, 2013 10:58 am

@Naeem Syed: CJ? Honest man? Buhahahaha! ... Better wake up than never my dear.

Jehanzeb Idrees
September 22, 2013 11:03 am

Perhaps PML-N is already foreseeing the doomsday scenario before the completion of their full term. They know fully well that they don't have (and won't) have anything to show to the people, this is just another gimmick to lure the youth vote bank for the next election.

Hami Kahn
September 22, 2013 11:15 am

I guess laptop scheme sounds very attractive but it isn't that useful in studies. Universities provides computer and internet facilities where a scholar can do his job. So it would be better to invest this fund for funding financially poor scholars of remote areas so that at least the burden of the fee be reduced

Amir Ashraf
September 22, 2013 11:44 am

Great PML(N)... nice

Muhammad
September 22, 2013 12:17 pm

I appreciate what Nawaz is doing for the country in these difficult times. He is trying to do his best, but still PTI will not be happy , they will travel on Metro Bus but will say bad thing about the project as well.

We should have morals, If some body is doing good we should appreciate it and if some body is doing bad then they should be criticized, criticism should not be for the sake of criticism, it should be to put the govt on straight path.

Like wise if Pervaiz Khattaq is doing good in KPK, we should appreciate it, I must say his govt is better than ANP Govt, I would only request CM KPK to announce Kalabag Dam

Best Regards to all my friends

Muhammad

murad ali
September 22, 2013 12:36 pm

dear pm.all such schemes are merely meant to cater our leader imran khan sb.but remember we will take your laptops but still we will vote imran khan as he has got a bright vision and you have nothing in your hands.

HAYAT KHAN NASAR
September 22, 2013 12:35 pm

The schemes, are no doubt sign of best wishes by primer but there will be nepotism,favoritism and bribe during their distribution.

Imran
September 22, 2013 12:46 pm

Well, before just geeting happy with this proposed youth development plan we should see the statistics of un-employement rate specifically in accoradnce with the age bracket, and hence notwithstanding with one of the proposed plan relating with the age group of ONLY 25 yrs of une-mployed youth that will be benefited, I would say that the bracket should be widen from 25 yrs to 35 yrs of un-employed individuals.

Similalry the higher education fee structure should have also been revised confining them to the comparatively lower one.

Regards

Imran Siddiqui

aamir
September 22, 2013 12:42 pm

A.A i think its a great job for pak youth from pm nawaz sharif. i pray for him ALLAH always almighty.

Mujahid Hussain
September 22, 2013 1:27 pm

I suggest to prime minister that giving Lap top to every youth on 8% mark up is a good decision until or unless transperancy in the system may not be achieved. Otherwise it will be failed like yellow taxi schime.

Ali
September 22, 2013 1:32 pm

More than half of this budget will be spent on Arsalan Iftikhar 's world tours as a gift for allowing massive election rigging

Zahid Ali
September 22, 2013 1:32 pm

Bribe the youth of Pakistan give them cheap laptops, but no Jobs give them Turkish visa so they can leave Pakistan find jobs in foreign lands so you got no one to answer too, brain drain the country so you can have firm control of Pakistan. PRIME MINSTER CREATE JOB IN PAKISTAN

Imran
September 22, 2013 1:54 pm

well before getting happy with PM's proposed youth development plan, one should be realistic about the unemployement-statistics as per age bracket.I notwithstanding with the PM's proposed plan relating to age-specific (e.g 25yrs ONLY)beneficiaries, I think age bracket should have been exceeded from 25 t0 35 Yrs. similalry coming to the Hihger Education, I wouuld say that comparatively a lower fee structure is advisable to implemented.

Regards Imran Siddiqui

Em Moosa
September 22, 2013 4:30 pm

Business, business and business. Another way to cheat the nation and make money by commission, kickbacks and awarding party leaders and family. Husain Nawaz's business will boom and abbu will not pay a penny to income tax. Is there any one to stop these disasters. Last five years was looted by one and now the baari is for another one who has dying for the nation with miskeen face and a tone with full of pain for the nation. Now actors are ruling in Pakistan and the nation is watching their dramabaazi.

rabya
September 22, 2013 4:39 pm

I am really happy you open the new scheme so my prayer always with you may Allah bless you every time.

ZEB
September 22, 2013 5:10 pm

Shame Shame Shame.......This is another fraud schema just his predecessors had their own kind, people don;t have food and he is giving them laptops like take the AC instead of food, that's a shame, he can use this big amount to build hospital for poor or use this to expedite the real energy issue.

S.Ali Hasan Jafri
September 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Mr.Prime Minister Please do not destroy life and carrear of our new generation,you must know that in the age of univercity and college youngster will spend most of their time on face book,skype or other like this items.If you are sinceare to improve quality of their education then please make libiraries in universities with solar energy and keep 500 Laptops in each libirary and allow 02 hrs to a student who like to use Laptop,also make a system to watch if some one is misusing to STOP the usage immediately.

MUHAMMAD IRFAN
September 22, 2013 5:56 pm

@rabya: Boss it will will be beneficial for the youth but it will not entertain to poor still it will be for rich. rich as you wish..... poor as you die for harness.

Irfan
September 22, 2013 6:25 pm

Dear Prime Minister. In reality not everyone has business instinct, they will lose money in buying luxuries and soon become same as they were before the only change will happened that the bank will now after them to recover the money and at the end of the day, this tax payer's money will be written off. Just think about it.

imtiaz
September 22, 2013 6:47 pm

in my thought nothng will be dn fr poor student only rich students gt laptop n ather faciltyz n thes students will be fm punjab .frndz dönt be happy frm ths schm look wht wil be in future

Shahbaz
September 22, 2013 6:50 pm

i really appreciate to prime minister for this scheme. he is doing good because he is doing some thing by the other leaders.

Ajay Mittal
September 22, 2013 7:47 pm

1st fight the immediate threat to your country- Taliban terrorists ! otherwise all investment will be a waste when their is no peace of mind & security.

ali ahmed
September 22, 2013 8:14 pm

@MUHAMMAD IRFAN: well if some will start a small business, certainly he will employ someone. there will be growth

farhan
September 22, 2013 8:11 pm

sounds good.

Neil
September 22, 2013 8:13 pm

Great program to decrease terrorism and increase employability among Islamic youth of Pakistan. Best wishes with the program to PM Nawaz Sharif from a Hindu.

ali ahmed
September 22, 2013 8:14 pm

@murad ali: nice double standards. jis bartan main khatay ho usi main chaid kartay ho

farhan
September 22, 2013 8:21 pm

theres a mistake on web address, its http://www.pmi.gov.pk

rahim India
September 22, 2013 9:27 pm

Congratulations from Rahim Hind to PM Nawaz Sharif on coming up with this program. This should help increase employment and decrease terrorism. - Rahim Hind

Shehla
September 22, 2013 11:53 pm

The need of the hour is the project to control POPULATION GROWTH. The 6 or 20 or 100 other projects will all fail without a substantial and sustained effort to limit couples to 2 children or less.

Today 20bn rupees, ten years later it will be 50bn rupees, 20 years later 150bn; where will it stop?

Such 'projects' for the youth have been implemented before not just here, but all over the world. Had they been the solution, the youth would not be in such a bad shape today and there would not be a need to launch the NEW '6 projects'.

Khalid
September 23, 2013 12:08 am

20 billion for youth uplift?. What a liar of a PM we have in Pakistan. Distributing laptops?. How does that help government schools where the poorest of the children go to school. Why have we never been told the process for selection of these student?. Wouldn't it be much better to give schools desktops so that students can use them during the school time?. No poor country in the world (for that matter I can't think of many rich countries either) has done this. I bet the real reason for this scam is something else. I sorry Mr. Sharif ,I don't trust a word of what you say. NOT ONE WORD.

Bob Werner
September 23, 2013 2:42 am

It is really disappointing that Nawaz Shareef & co can not rise above their usual gimmicks and do something worthwhile. This scheme is not going to help anyone. And to make the things look laughable they can not even do the simple arithmetic before making the figure public. For example, look at this:

Blockquote

Prime Minister Sharif said during the on-job-training, the youth will be paid Rs10,000 stipend monthly for one year and strong textRs4 billion have been allocated for the scheme that would benefit around 50,000 graduates. Rs 10000 per month per person * 12 months * 50000 persons = strong text6 billion rupees

kirther
September 23, 2013 3:42 am

Instead of distributing lab tops computers, educational institutions must be organized professionally with properly qualified faculty, how will these lap top computers enhance their skills when there are no teaching staff or proper libraries in schools. It is better to establish a computer center in each library for students.

nasreen
September 23, 2013 5:35 am

Nawaz Sharif started taxi scheme. People got the taxis and sold them or used them for private purposes. Now he will have lap tops that the students will sell for good cash. The cash they earn they use for themselves,a portion for a good desktop. He knows it better than you and I do, his scheme will be a total flop.

ALI KAY
September 23, 2013 6:50 am

SIR you want to help young generations,how about experienced people,who want to do,something,are active,alert,and have knowledge,in their field, They want to utilize their experience,want to share it, they are helpless,as they are not given jobs, Please do something for them,as they still want to do something for themselves,and their country.. please think on these lines also.

junaid ahmed
September 23, 2013 9:21 am

first of all i will thanks to prime minister of nawaz sharif then my opinion is that please give chance to study in medicle uni because i am not able to pay the fee.i shall be very thanks full yo you.

Haroon shabbir
September 23, 2013 10:32 am

Plz nawaz sharif sb it is good to support the youth and overall pakistanis but don't give the youth rado wrist watches but make their hands strong.

shahzad baqir
September 23, 2013 10:50 am

this is a great step to reduce the poverty from Pakistan.But the needy people will not be entertained from this scheme..if you make sure that these fund will also given to the poor people also then i think it will be a good step for all Pakistani.

Aimal khan kakakr
September 23, 2013 12:00 pm

first of all i m thankful to my Great ALLAH PAK , who gave me a chance,

Dear Prime minster,

you really doing good job, but sir today i want to say something, sir today we and our whole youth need peace, if their is no peace then how can youth utilize from your scheme. dear sir you should concentrate on peace of our country. then this scheme for us. i am happy for your struggle, every movement of lif we r with. just peace just peace, thank you sir,

zain khan
September 23, 2013 12:49 pm

I am really happy you open the new scheme so my prayer always with you may Allah bless you every time.

hasnain haider
September 23, 2013 1:23 pm

this a great achivment of pml n.good wishes for u.and i want to gatthis lone so tell me how can i..?

Shah
September 23, 2013 1:55 pm

is this gonna end up like yellow cab fiasco? and believe me, that is still fresh in our minds !!!

waqas
September 23, 2013 2:17 pm

aoa.

i think this a great initiatve for the youth and unemployed ppl. it will not fix the problem but will be symblic gesture that the govt is concerned about the youth.

providing laptop to students is very important as this will help them in doing there studies as well as elevate their sense of entitlement and achievement.

i met a guy who wass the son of a mason and hails from a village near bahawal pur and he got a lap top based on his performance in M COM. this shows that the benefits are being reaped by the poor ppl of the society.

may allah give strenght to nawaz and his team to fix the law and order & economic issues of the country so that we can prosper as a nation.

waqas
September 23, 2013 2:24 pm

@Zahid Ali

its lidicurous. its not a bribe it is a token of appreciation and enecouragement.

dont be paranoid.

Sajid
September 23, 2013 3:48 pm

A handsome part of IMF Loan may be spent on this scheme. Else, from where our govt could get this huge sum ?

Shakir Ali
September 23, 2013 6:46 pm

Dear Prime Minister You announced the youth funding package for the job less and educated or non -educated people you put the one more package which is house Construction and new house schemes which is giving The more success development in Pakistan so i hope it's good for poor people and middle class family and if you take the 10% than on the 20,00,000 than one person pay the 200000 than 100 person paid this than 20,00,000 recover in one year so, i hope you announced this package soon

Ahmad Ali
September 23, 2013 7:01 pm

No doubt the youth should be equiped with latest available resources like Laptops but it should be considered that those who teaches them should also be equiped with these laptops. So that they may be well informed to teach these students. There is already a technology gap in these two generation. Therefore, it is requesteed that this gap should be narrowed down by giving laptops to teachers too.

Azmat
September 23, 2013 7:25 pm

A good step if fully implemented. By a pti supporter

pakistani
September 23, 2013 8:56 pm

A good step but nawaz sahab you misread the problem.in actual problem is not the deficiency of laptops it is the deiency of a fear and free educational system where we can get our marks upto our efforts (specially in SINDH)

Faique
September 23, 2013 9:37 pm

@Sajid: agree

Nadeem Shakir
September 24, 2013 12:31 am

It is good to hear if genuinely facilitate to talented youth of dear homeland Pakistan. Always keep high your moral to achieve maximum integrity, Solidarity and prosperity will come arise rather than to bad use of laptops to watching movies or hearing some indian and Pakistani songs with your governmental donated laptops machines.

Government must prescribed the actual use of laptops with extra information when deliver to students.My point of view,laptops holder could be affective an achievements to writing computing language coding and software developments and others online educational activities are enormous welcome in side the country and abroad their jobs placements.

At last i come to the point this is excellent opportunity by government to you. Please use in right way. If get any loan then make it proper use for business rather that any personal. God bless Pakistan and we all wish to see your success.

itrat
September 24, 2013 1:33 am

We should learn from latin america, cuba,venezuela, bolivia, all have much better human development index, better education , better medical facilities than us . they were used to be poor nation but now they have progressed well on the basis of state free education and universal healthcare system.

Hina
September 24, 2013 6:59 am

The youth need training for self discipline and maintaining harmony among countrymen.

Usman Ahmad
September 24, 2013 7:19 am

Another very good scheme to reward their party faithfuls who helped Mr.Shareef to get elected for the third time.Instead of paying from his pocket he is paying from GOVT.pocket. What a way to fool the poor masses. Shame on you dirty old man!!!!!!!

Imdad Ullah
September 24, 2013 8:49 am

This good achievement of PML N regarding future of of young generation. nice wishes for PML N

ikramgujjar
September 24, 2013 9:10 am

this is a great step to reduce the poverty from Pakistan.But the needy people will not be entertained from this scheme..if you make sure that these fund will also given to the poor people also then i think it will be a good step for all Pakistani. but the my quastion is (but uar are give those who is grater then 25 year and less then 30 who qualifaction is 14 year these person is majority of nation plese thank about this)

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Truth
September 24, 2013 10:34 am

Positive move good youth should apply certainly I will and I am interested instead of thinking negatively. We should use our brains to start a small business a fast-food restaurant a garment shop a baby shop guys come up with new ideas and post your comments we our the educated bunch so come on. This is our opportunity this is for youth remember youth buildup Pakistan so this is the time to rebuild Pakistan.

ijaz ahmad
September 24, 2013 10:47 am

this program is very remember in life because this same program no before either in life.this program poor student able to higher education.

ijaz ahmad
September 24, 2013 10:52 am

i am really happy you open the new scheme so my prayer always with you may Allah bless you every time from engineer ijaz ahmad

Shehla
September 24, 2013 11:08 am

The need of the hour is the project to control POPULATION GROWTH. The 6 or 20 or 100 other projects will all fail without a substantial and sustained effort to limit couples to 2 children or less.

Today 20bn rupees, ten years later 50bn rupees, 20 years later 150bn; where will it stop?

Such 'projects' for the youth have been implemented before not just here, but all over the world. Had they been the solution, the youth would not be in such a bad shape today and there would not be a need to launch the NEW '6 projects'.

Truth
September 24, 2013 11:17 am

PM Nawaz Sharif Sir I would like to request to you that special persons should be included in this and age limit should be 35 to 40 they should be preferred I am a special person graduate and married and I have 3 children I need money to start my business I have the place but I need loan for the setup for a female ready made garments boutique or children’s wear. If dawn could some how send my request to the PM I will be thankful. Contact 0345-3096543

zohaib hassan
September 24, 2013 11:18 am

a great step for youth

zahid ullah
September 24, 2013 11:51 am

good scheme

QAISAR
September 24, 2013 12:16 pm

VERY NICE

Muhammad kashif
September 24, 2013 1:42 pm

sir, Nawaz Shriaf I like your laptop scheme. ''I request you ''that,''pleas enter govt.commerce colleges in this scheme'' we had wort many letters to CM.Punjab shabaz shriaf. But he did not take interest in it. Computer is basic requirement in banking system pleas accept our request. [students of commerce college sargodha]

CH.TARIQ ADVOCATE
September 24, 2013 1:39 pm

Prime Minister is Real patriot.HE took important step for the youth of Pakistan.i appreciate to NAWAZ SHARIF for giving opportunity to youth of beloved PAKISTAN to stand on their own foots and work for own-selves and for PAKISTAN for helping to override at trorisom.

Ali Umair
September 24, 2013 1:44 pm

gr8 job.

Talha
September 24, 2013 2:09 pm

A scheme was introduced by Mian Sahib over a decade ago when I was a kid. It was called "qarz utaro mulk sanwaro". Being patriotic and a part of middle class, we contributed whatever we had saved over the years, just to see later that it was a rip-off. I think Mian Sahib forgot that he is answerable to a generation first before coming up with these gimmicks. Mian Sahib, somehow, I still got educated, alhamdolillah. And neither I live in a dehaat where you have khandani voters and worshippers. Even if you get another life, I wouldn't trust you now. Peace.

MRamzan
September 24, 2013 2:14 pm

this is very attractive program to stand the youth on his foot so its good i am also intrusted for this program .

Kadir Saleem
September 24, 2013 3:09 pm

Who are you kidding Mr. PM? Probably your own self. The need of the hour is tackling rabbid extremists instead of wasting your and our time in cheap publicity stints like distributing laptops. Its not 90s where you got away with it. Not anymore!!

shahid ashraf
September 24, 2013 3:51 pm

Hello sir....

                      I appreciate your youth skill programme and i hope that the scheme will run with honest under the honest people.

Sir..

i passed B.A punjab unrsty 2006 ..Can i apply to get a laptop under this kind scheme.

Waiting from ur kind answer.

shahid

Imran
September 24, 2013 4:08 pm

I seriously struggle to understand how giving laptops to everyone can help the careers. This has already been criticised by thousands and millions, people/students don't need laptops, what they need are basic facilities at every institutions. Give them Free education, make more colleges and universities, give student loans which can be paid back if a students gets a job. I am a computer Engineer, i did my engineering without a Laptop, infact i bought my 1st computer in 2nd year of engineering, but i still did very well Alahamdulilah i am still successful. I am surprised, people prefer a laptop over better and cheap academic facilities. Give our younger generation better academic facilities and jobs, tha'ts what is needed today. I am not against having a laptop, as it is quite important in current time, but not absolute essential, but good and cheap education for everyone is essential and that's where no one is focusing. But then I can blame our PM, that's his calibre, he can't understand the needs of us people and perhaps he doesn't want to understand our problem, but giving away laptops just to win some popularity so he can secure another victory in election. But its time when we people as a nation stand up and find ourselves the way and sort everything out. We all know, how our people misuse computers. This will do nothing but further deteriorate our students. Only genuine students need laptop, which they will buy themselves when needed, but what every student needs is a quality college/school/universities, good teachers, cheap fees, student loans and more employment. Please please people change the future of your kids by changing the way we think today. May Allah help us all.

kamran
September 24, 2013 5:13 pm

o sir, Nawaz Shriaf I like your laptop scheme. ''I request you ''that,''pleas enter govt.commerce colleges in this scheme'' we had wort many letters to CM.Punjab shabaz shriaf. But he did not take interest in it. Computer is basic requirement in banking system pleas accept our request. [students

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kamran
September 24, 2013 5:19 pm

pakistani A good step but nawaz sahab you misread the problem.in actual problem is not the deficiency of laptops it is the deiency of a fear and free educational system where we can get our marks upto our efforts (specially in rawalpindi)

imran khan
September 24, 2013 5:29 pm

VERY GOOD

Imran
September 24, 2013 5:45 pm

@S.Ali Hasan Jafri: I don't know how one can dislike your comment, you summed it perfectly but yet there are people who disliked it because they don't like anything said against their intelligent, sincere and patriot leader. Thats the dilemma as a nation we are faced with, not ready for any constructive criticism, not ready to question our leaders on their decisions. How can we expect our future to change, if we dont change ourselves today.

A. Khan
September 24, 2013 6:44 pm

@pakistani: I have to say this : Serves you right for always voting PPP into power.

aman khan
September 24, 2013 7:02 pm

i am really happy you open new scheme so my prayer always with you may Allah bless you every time.

shahid mehmood
September 24, 2013 7:56 pm

this is a great step to reduce the poverty from Pakistan.But the needy people will not be entertained from this scheme..if you make sure that these fund will also given to the poor people also then i think it will be a good step for all Pakistani people. It is huge step of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian muhammad Nawaz Sharif sb. More-over, the poverty people of Pakistan that`s very happy about of a bright future and up-coming they shell in-depended.

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