Yellow balloting: In Rawalpindi Division, over 1,500 to get taxicabs

Published: August 30, 2011

FACT BOX: 8,000 rupees is the monthly installment the successful applicants will need to pay for five years.


Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mian Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated “Apna Rozgar, Khadim-e-Punjab Yellow Cab Scheme”, a computerised draw for yellow cabs, held at Rawalpindi Arts Council here on Monday.

The CM further said it is high time to put the country on track to make an impression in the modern world. In the computerised draw, the names of 1,554 successful applicants who applied for the taxi cabs in Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Attock and Jhelum, were announced. In Rawalpindi city, a total of 840 taxicabs were given to the applicants. He added that PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif and the provincial government have brought to life their budget pledge to provide self-employment opportunities to the unemployed youth of the province.

He added that the government would hold three draws during this year. In the first phase, the Punjab government will provide 20,000 locally manufactured yellow cabs worth Rs 1.5 billion (12,000 Mehrans and 8,000 Bolans) to the youth across the province. Moreover, a total of 100,000 computers in the second phase will also be distributed among high achievers in FA, FSc, BA and BSc while Rs50,000 would also be given to 100,000 skilled youth in the form of interest-free loans.

“Of the population of 180 million, 60 per cent are young boys and girls aged between ages of 16 to 19. To provide them employment opportunities is a big task, which needs a joint consensus and effort to help them to earn respectable livelihoods,” he added.

Sharif also spoke of delays in completing the Nandipur and Chico Ki Mallian power projects, claiming that federal government was responsible for losses of Rs72 billion. Had the power projects been completed in time, about 900 mw of electricity could be produced, but instead, the machinery for the project was rusting under the sun in Karachi. If the power project is resumed, an additional Rs20 billion would have to be spent.

Senator Pervez Rasheed, CM’s Adviser Ashfaq Sarwar, Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Dr Javed Ghani, PML-N MNAs Shakeel Awan, Abrar Ahmed and Najma Hameed, MPAs Ziaullah Shah, Raja Hanif and Malik Iftikhar Ahmed, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Zahid Saeed, District Coordination Officer Saqib Zafar, City Police Officer Azhar Hameed Khokher , other district government officials and a large numbers of PML-N workers and scheme applicants from four districts were also present on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2011.

Reader Comments (22)

  • zia ur rehman
    Aug 30, 2011 - 9:54AM



  • Khurram shahzad
    Aug 30, 2011 - 12:17PM

    37406-9701196-5 shahr-e-umar farooq, mohallah eid gah, taxila please inform me about my draw resultRecommend

  • Rizwan tahir
    Aug 30, 2011 - 8:37PM

    Sir admin plz tell me the 2nd lucky draw date……..?????????????????/ plz

    Plz Mail in my id


  • m ashfaq ul hassain
    Aug 30, 2011 - 9:32PM



  • zia ur rehman
    Aug 31, 2011 - 7:53AM

    our tiny ruling elite has made a joke out of this awam. Time to kick them out. Once and for all!!!!!!


  • Haroon Qamar
    Sep 2, 2011 - 10:05AM

    kindly teel us about our result of yellow cab scheme rawalpindi. cell numbers are 0331-5244690 or 0321-5290770


  • Hafeez
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:56PM

    Dear friends,
    Here is the link where you can check your name if your successful:-

    Congratulations to Mr. Khurram Shahzad who is successful in this baloot.

    best regards,



  • yasar rehman
    Sep 3, 2011 - 8:28PM

    I am permanently residant of district Gujrat and now in Rawalpidni. please let me know the results of draw of the scheme.


  • m.nadeem ghafoor
    Sep 4, 2011 - 7:24PM

    plz sir tell me about the lucky draw of jehlum district for suzuki bolan.

    iwill wait for your reply thanks.


  • wasee asif
    Sep 5, 2011 - 11:43AM

    kindly teel us about our result of yellow cab scheme sargodha cell numbers are 0345-8639871 thanks.


  • wasee asif
    Sep 5, 2011 - 11:50AM

    I am permanently residant of district sargodha and now . please let me know the results of draw of the scheme.


  • Sep 5, 2011 - 12:02PM

    i am in receipt of answer as ” Recommend”
    can i consider that my application is accepted for yellow cab scheme?


  • khurram saeed
    Sep 5, 2011 - 1:04PM

    plz sir tell me about the lucky draw of jehlum district for suzuki bolan.

    iwill wait for your reply thanks mu cel num is 03335858289


  • khurram saeed
    Sep 5, 2011 - 1:05PM

    plz sir tell me about the lucky draw of jehlum district for suzuki bolan.

    iwill wait for your reply thanks


  • Mohsin Ezaz Shah Hashmi
    Sep 5, 2011 - 1:21PM

    MOhsin Ezaz Shah Hashmi
    house #46 st 10A Raja Town Shakrial Rawalpindi


  • Muhammad shahzad
    Sep 5, 2011 - 6:30PM

    plz tell me result of yellow cab muhammad shahzad, 37102-6196112-1,


  • Rizwan tahir
    Sep 6, 2011 - 10:46AM

    Next Lucky draw to be held on 7 September and 10 September. in different cities


  • muhammad imran
    Sep 7, 2011 - 6:55PM

    38201-1163701-1 Muhammad imran s/o zulfiqar Ali mohalla lodheri p/o padhrar dist/Khushab sir addmen pleeeeez tell me that i have succeed or not a taxi in ur scheem plz my mob=0300 5072373


  • Mhammad Umar Farooq
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:03PM

    please Give me the result of yellow caps
    I am in Rawalpindi region
    in Rawalpindi results announced on last month in the august, so kindly tell me result in my email , i am waiting your answer


  • Sheraz Mazhar
    Sep 17, 2011 - 3:06PM

    plz tell me a result via email or call….03445267007


  • Irfan Mehboob
    Sep 19, 2011 - 9:05AM

    I am waiting for 2ed lucky draw for Rawalpindi Taxilla (Bolan) Can you tell me the date of lucky draw am waiting ! plz reply


  • muhammad islam
    Oct 23, 2011 - 1:43PM

    please speed up yellow cab delivery programe for district Attock.thanks


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