Department has launched Sustainable Economic Empowerment Program under the name of ‘Khadim e Aala Rozgar Scheme’ as a pilot project in six districts i.e. Attock, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Lahore, Sahiwal and Sheikhupura. Under the scheme, pass outs of VTIs can get financial grants from Zakat fund up to Rs. 200,000. The initiative means to help the trained youth start their own independent small business and earn their livelihoods in a respectable manner. The initiative is likely to help the government of Punjab reduce unemployment and give impetus to growth as envisaged under its Punjab Growth Strategy 2018.