The Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives has launched the Prime Minister’s Youth Development Initiatives to provide support to Pakistan’s 64% youth population. Under this vision, 15 programs, including the Ba-Ikhtiyar Naujawan Internship Program, PM’s Youth Laptop Program, and 5,000 scholarships for students in Balochistan and Ex-FATA, will be launched on March 21.
The Planning Minister has been actively pursuing these initiatives since April 2022, with the aim of providing facilities to youth to excel in their respective fields. The Prime Minister’s Ba-Ikhtiyar Naujawan Internship Program, which aims to economically empower youth, is Pakistan‘s largest internship program, offering 60,000 paid internships to young graduates across the country.
The program also includes initiatives such as the Youth Skills Training Program, the Pakistan Innovation Fund Young Development Leader Award, and the establishment of Sub Campuses of Public Sector Universities in the Least Developed Districts of Pakistan.