The Prime Minister’s Youth Development Initiatives have been launched by the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives to assist the country’s youth, who make up 64% of the total population.
The schemes will see the launch of 15 programs, including the Ba-Ikhtiyar Naujawan Internship Program, the PM’s Youth Laptop Program, 5,000 scholarships for Balochistan and Ex-FATA students, the 75 National Top Talent Scholarship Program, the establishment of Seerat Chairs, the establishment of sub-campuses of public sector universities in the least developed districts of Pakistan, the Youth Skills Training Program, the Young Development Fellowship Program, and the Seven Center.
Since assuming office in April 2022, the Planning Minister has been vigorously pursuing these initiatives. Many initiatives were launched by the planning minister between 2013 and 2017 under the 2025 vision. Nonetheless, some of the initiatives that the previous administration had halted have now been resumed.
The Minister declared that giving such facilities to the nation’s youth so they might flourish in their respective sectors was the government’s top priority. The Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to giving such incentives to young people, who have unluckily become more divided in recent years.
The largest internship program in Pakistan, Prime Minister Ba-Ikhtiyar Naujawan, aims to give young people economic freedom. This aim is being met by the initiative, which has given young graduates across Pakistan 60,000 paid internships.