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Thursday Oct 17 2019
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Youth throng launching ceremony of 'Kamyab Jawan Programme'

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of students and other folks queued up outside the Jinnah Convention Center on Thursday as Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the "Kamyab Jawan Programme”, an initiative aimed at economically empowering the youth.

The youth which included a huge number of female students posed for selfies as they waved their passes in excitement before entering the venue where the prime minister was due to address them.

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

Speaking at the ceremony,  the prime minister congratulated Usman Dar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, and his team for their efforts in launching the programme.

The prime minister said Kamyab Jawan Programme is a merit-based initiative, adding that merit is the most important thing for any nation to prosper in the world.

"We are bringing merit and overcoming corruption," he said."Loans would be given on merit without any favoritism. Even Maulana Fazlur Rehman's people will get loans if they fulfil the criteria".

Taking a dig at Maulana Fazlur Rehman, he said, “I know it is the first assembly that is running without diesel."

The prime minister also stressed the need to promote the culture of taxes in the country which he said is the only way to take the country forward.

"We will have to change ourselves," he said and deplored that businessman were unwilling to pay taxes.

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said in a tweet, "Prime Minister's #KamyabJawan Youth Programme will be launched today. Education, social engagement & employment will be our focus areas. We have a long way to go but this is the start of a new era for the youth of Pakistan.

"A hall full of energetic youngsters; full of ambitions, dreams and potential. Jinnah Convention Center today for the launch of #KamyabJawan program. Prime Minister Khan to arrive shortly," read a tweet posted by official Twitter account of the ruling Pakistan Tehreen-e-Insaf.

The tweet also contained multiple pictures of the participants of the ceremony at Jinnah Convention Center.