Govt to launch new Rozgar scheme next month
KARACHI, Sept 27: The President’s Rozgar Scheme launched by Musharraf-Shaukat government under the auspices of public sector National Bank of Pakistan in 2006-07 is being given a new name, People’s Rozgar Scheme, and is being re-launched by the middle of next month with much fanfare and media glare.
“From next month, just after Eid, the elected Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government is all set to launch a vigorous media campaign on populist social welfare projects, like People’s Rozgar Scheme, Benazir Income Support Programme, land allocation for landless and Benazir Youth Support Programme,’’ a well connected businessmen disclosed who revealed that the government has taken difficult and unpalatable decisions like withdrawing subsidy on oil and gas in the last few months and in return has earned harsh public criticism.
“The government now wants to come with a pro-poor face,’’ he said.
“New products will be offered to the unemployed youth in addition to increase in loan limits of President’s Rozgar Scheme products,’’ a sources in government disclosed.
He said four or five new products are being offered; of which most important is diagnostic devices to the young general medical practicing practitioners.