While giving interview to Radio Pakistan, Leila Khan said that about 50,000 internships will be provided to the Master’s degree holders. Under this scheme, each internee will be given twelve thousand monthly stipends.
Responding to a question about Youth Business Loan Scheme, the Chairperson said that four point one billion rupees have so far been disbursed under this scheme to six thousand youth. She said private banks are also being involved in the execution of this project.
Leila Khan said that 485 million rupees have also been disbursed among over twenty three thousand youth under the interest free loan scheme. Under this scheme, she said, fifty thousand rupees are being given to each successful applicant.
The Chairperson of Youth Development Program said that higher education commission has reimbursed fee of almost fifty thousand students of seventy eight universities and thirty three colleges in the first phase against budget allocation of 1.2 billion rupees. HEC is currently in the data collection process for the reimbursement of fee to the eligible students in the second phase of the scheme. She said the higher education commission will now go for up-front payment of fee for the eligible students to the universities concerned at the time of admission instead of reimbursing the same to the students at the end of the session.
Under the Laptop scheme, Leila Khan said 5,200 laptops have so far been distributed among the talented students of higher education.
The Chairperson said the office of PM Youth Development Program monitors all the youth related schemes and its mandate is to address the relevant complaints.
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