The Asian Development Bank (ABD) is keenly interested to explore all possible avenues for collaboration with Kamyab Jawan Programme, stated a press release issued by the prime minister’s office on Thursday.
A meeting was held between Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar and ADB Deputy Country Director Asif Cheema along with his team members via video link.
During the meeting, Dar appreciated ADB’s interest to mutually work towards empowerment of Pakistan's youth.
“That youth has huge potential and can play a key role in putting the country on the track of progress and development,” PM office said quoting Dar. “The present government is investing heavily in youth for achieving their economic empowerment, enhancing business activities and creating employment opportunities.”
"We will share concept paper containing proposal regarding lending to micro-financing schemes run by PM Kamyab Jawan Programme,” said Cheema. ADB is keenly interested to explore all possible avenues for collaboration.”
SAPM Dar assured of his all-out support for ensuring ADB's meaningful participation in the programme. He also expressed the willingness to work on developing new loans schemes besides those already operative under the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme.