The Government of Punjab, under the Prime Minister’s Youth Training Programme, has announced phase 2 of its youth internship program. The scheme will provide 50,000 internships to the youth of the country. Unemployed students from all across the country and Azad Kashmir can apply for the scheme. The stipend will be Rs12,000 per month.
Prime Minister’s Youth Programme is an innovative scheme for the socio-economic development of Pakistan’s youth. Its main focus is to eliminate the issue of unemployment in Pakistan. It also includes programs such as Business Loan Scheme, Training Scheme, Skills Development Program, Laptop Program etc. These programs provide access to higher education and IT equipment and better job opportunities for youth.
The training scheme will provide internships to young students from recognized institutions at private and public sector organizations. Graduates under 25 years of age with 16 years of education from HEC approved educational institutions can apply for the scheme.
Graduates with minimum 50% marks or 2.5 CGPA would be selected for the internship. In addition, graduates who have done a 3-year diploma after Matric/FSC are also eligible. Moreover, graduates of Madrassah and female graduates are also eligible to apply for the scheme.
The main purpose of this one year youth internship program is to enhance the skills and knowledge of internees in government and private sectors. Leading private firms and development sector firms, federal, provincial and local government institutions including educational institutions will offer training under the scheme.
As per the details, allocated quota for Punjab is 25,000 while allocation for Sindh is 9,500. In addition, 3,000 for Balochistan, more than 5,800 for KPK and Azad Kashmir’s allocated quota is 1,000 and for Islamabad Capital Territory, FATA and Gilgit the allocated quota is 5,800.