More than 100,000 scholarships worth Rs 5 billion granted to young people: Minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said more than 100,000 scholarships worth 5 billion rupees have been awarded to young people across the country as part of the Kamyab Jawan Skills Scholarship Program.

At a press conference with Special Assistant for Youth Affairs Usman Dar in Islamabad on Friday, Farrukh Habib said 38,000 scholarships were awarded in Punjab, 20,000 in Sindh, 10,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6,000 in Balochistan, 2,000 each in Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. and 13,000 in Azad Kashmir. He said 40 percent of the scholarships were awarded to women.

The minister of state said 100,000 more scholarships will also be awarded under the skills development program. He said the program provided young people with high-tech skills in 100 different fields, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, mobile application development and cloud computing.

In his remarks, Usman Dar said that under the Kamyab Jawan program loans of Rs 2-4 billion are given to young people every month.

Usman Dar said other initiatives will also be launched under the Kamyab Jawan program.

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