PM schemes for youth greeted

Karachi: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises UNISAME welcomed the six schemes for the youth announced by prime minister PM Mian Nawaz Sharif especially the Rs3bn allocated to provide small interest free loans to the less privileged.

President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said the union highly appreciates the announcement and are thankful to the PM for his consideration to support and facilitate the youth.

He said each of the six schemes announced will benefit the youth and facilitate the educated youth to overcome the adversities of unemployment and provide them opportunity for higher education and the laptops will enable them to be connected to the internet and increase their knowledge and skills. It will serve as a tool for progress.

Another welcome announcement came from the Sindh government which announced that the provincial government has decided to set up model industrial zones wherein the investors will be provided bank loans sanctions and electricity and gas connections along with the allotment order.

Thaver thanked the provincial secretary industries Arif Elahi who announced the policy and appreciated his efforts to revamp the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate SITE and revive the sick units and the infrastructure.

In this connection he requested the secretary to consider the pending applications for industrial estates which although recommended by the scrutiny committee of the Board of Revenue BOR are lying with the BOR for allotment.

The union chief urged the Sindh provincial government to focus on the law and order and assured the secretary industries that the business community is ever ready to invest in innovative and import substitution industries and set up factories to make goods from indigenous raw material.

Thaver offered full cooperation from the SME community and expressed confidence in the provincial government to bring about improvements in the province on fast track basis.

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