SIALKOT: The Punjab government has started implementing a Rs4.5 billion Apna Rozgar programme for providing employment opportunities to the poor and needy people across the province. In a statement issued on Friday, Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Mansha Ullah Butt said the Apna Rozgar programme would, besides creating job opportunities, open new vistas of socio-economic and human development. He said the provincial government was taking steps for improving living standards of people by ensuring provision of all basic amenities, which would pave the way for tackling unemployment and poverty in the province. He said Pakistan-assembled vehicles had been included in the Yellow Cab Taxi scheme, which would enable unemployed youth to earn a respectable livelihood.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.