SMEDA to Extend Business Advisory Services under Kamyab Jawan Programme
Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs held a meeting with a delegation of SMEDA (Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority) led by Secretary Industries & Production to discuss the role of SMEDA in educating and handholding SME sector borrowers under the proposed Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme. This flagship initiative of the Government will not only promote the SME sector in the country but will also create 01 Million employment opportunities for the youth. Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar said, “Development of SME sector is a key to economic turnaround of a developing country like Pakistan. It not only creates a large number of employment opportunities but also contributes significantly towards the exports and GDP growth. Therefore, the Government intends to extend maximum support to this crucial sector both financially and technically under Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme. It was decided in the meeting that SMEDA will identify the top 25 SME business ventures as per the latest trends in the job market both locally and internationally. It will also develop their viable prefeasibility reports to educate and facilitate the potential entrepreneurs, and provide training in the business development cycle. Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Industries & Production, and SMEDA for the promotion of the SME sector in the country. He also urged upon them to put in their best for the economic empowerment of youth through creation of job under SME sector.