Plan To Open New Job Opportunities Evolved In AJK
19 February 2006
Associated Press of Pakistan
Mirpur: Azad Jammu Kashmir government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to provide job opportunities to the unemployed educated youth under a phased program, official sources said. The sources told APP here late Saturday that priorities have been fixed to create more jobs in the private and public sector institutions through launching of a broad-based micro credit scheme to extend soft term loans to the jobless educated youth to set up their own business. Besides, over one thousand and eight hundred (1800) new jobs in the state-run institutions will be available during the new fiscal year, the sources said adding the colossal funds have been allocated to provide maximum job opportunities for the skilled and semi-skilled classes especially the unemployed educated youth. Various ministries and corporation have also planned to launch various development projects in Azad Jammu Kashmir worth Rs. 18 billion. Whereas a four year development project with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank is also being launched soon, the sources said adding the plan will cost about Rupees four billion.