Sonia Naz has become Pakistan’s first transgender to benefit from the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) under the Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP). Naz received a soft loan of Rs1 million to begin her own business in fashion designing.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar wrote, took it micro-blogging site to announce the news. He said, “Under the leadership of PM @ImranKhanPTI, our govt is esp working for the empowerment of marginalised strata of society. #KamyabJawan program has disbursed Rs 8.5 Billion to 10,000 business so far. Transgender Sonia Naz has started her own business with Rs 1 Million under the scheme.”
Under the leadership of PM @ImranKhanPTI our govt is esp working for the empowerment of marginalised strata of society. #KamyabJawan prgm has disbursed Rs 8.5 Billion to 10,000 business so far.
Transgender Sonia Naz has started her own business with Rs 1 Million under the scheme. pic.twitter.com/C0ydi8gHla
— Usman Dar (@UdarOfficial) May 9, 2021
Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kamyab Jawan Programme. The programme helps nurture the inclusion of transgender people in society.
In the interview, Naz said she wanted to set an example to alter people’s minds about her community. After hearing about the programme, Sonia felt there was finally someone looking after her community. She quickly applied for the soft loan.
In the clip, she also said she felt optimistic about her future in Pakistan after witnessing a third column on the application form for the KJP for transgender people. In Pakistan, commonly, only two genders are recognized, that is, the male and female. We are glad that we as a country are moving forward for the better.
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