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Sunday Jul 18 2021
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Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says Kamyab Pakistan Programme to be launched soon

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Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. Photo: Files
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. Photo: Files

  • Finance minister says government carried out an extensive consultative process to work out the modalities of Kamyab Pakistan Programme.
  • Programme shall extend micro-loans to entrepreneurs, small business and farmers at 0% markup without collateral. 
  • Key focus will be to provide loans to 4.5 million households at the lowest strata, registered with the NSER of Ehsaas Programme.


ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin lauded his team for the development of the Kamyab Pakistan Programme, saying that it will be launched soon, reported The News

The finance minister on Saturday commended all concerned officials who made efforts in designing the programme and taking it forward towards its formal launch, which is scheduled to take place soon.

The minister said the government carried out an extensive consultative process to work out the modalities of the Kamyab Pakistan Programme and ensure that all relevant stakeholders are on board.

The Kamyab Pakistan is a flagship programme which shall extend micro-loans to entrepreneurs, small business and farmers at 0% markup without collateral. 

The key focus is to provide loans to 4.5 million households at the lowest strata, registered with the National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) of Ehsaas Programme, said a press release on Saturday.

The cumulative disbursement under the programme would be Rs1.6 trillion over the period of next 3 to 5 years and shall benefit 3,000,000 families which makes this programme as one of the largest of its kind in the world whereby the micro-loans will be disbursed under a wholesale arrangement between the Banks/DFIs/PMRC and the Microfinance Banks & Institution/Housing Finance Companies. 

Under Kamyab Kissan Programme, agricultural loans shall be given to farmers with landholdings upto 12.5 acres. Micro loans would be extended upto Rs150,000 (per crop) for procurement of agricultural inputs to boost agricultural productivity. In addition, loans upto Rs200,000 would be given for machinery and equipment.

Similarly, loans shall be extended for small businesses and start-ups at 0% markup in both rural and urban areas under ‘Kamyab Karobar’. Loan size is upto Rs500,000 and repayment will be in easy installments.

The third component of the scheme is introduction of a new tier titled Naya Pakistan Low Cost Housing Scheme wherein loans of upto Rs2.7 million (for NAPHDA) and Rs2 million (for non-NAPHDA) projects will be given at highly subsidised rates for upto 20 years. 

KPP will also integrate with the government's ongoing skill development programme for educational and vocational training under “Kamyab Hunarmand” scheme and provincial initiative of Sehat Insaf Card.

The Economic Coordination Company had approved the Kamyab Pakistan Programme in its meeting held on July 16.