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Independent Judiciary, Media and Civil Society are the new power centers: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed

February 05, Islamabad; Honourable Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence addressed and held a highly interactive session with the Members of Youth Parliament today. He talked about vision and ideology of the founding fathers of Pakistan. He also talked about the strategic importance of Pakistan due to its location and the role Pakistan has played in international diplomacy. He identified independent judiciary, media and civil society as new power centers besides the political and military establishment. Most importantly he urged the youth of the country to play an effective part in democratization of the country......... Details......

Student Unions is the nursery of Politics: Senator Raza Rabbani

February 4, 2016: The Members from the 5th session of the 7th Youth Parliament began the day by a visit to the Senate where they met the Senate Chairman, Honourable Mian Raza Rabbani, and toured the Senate Hall. The Members of Youth Parliament were given a brief introduction on the history and purpose of the Senate where they were informed about the roles of the Senators and the secretariat. The youth representatives also learned that the Senate is now also called the ‘House of Federation’......... Details......

Youth Special Committees present and discuss their reports in the House today

February 03, Islamabad: Members attending the fifth & final session of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan discussed the recommendations to be proposed to Review Panel tomorrow. The day began with the Committees meeting together to finalize their proposals that are to be presented on February 04, 2016. Young Members engaged in fruitful discussions to add 5 key changes to the manifestos of PML-N, PPP & PTI........ Details......

Enlightenment about Constitutional Evolution - Members of Youth Parliament interact with Chairman GALLUP Pakistan

February 02, Islamabad; Members attending the fifth session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan had an opportunity to learn from the insights provided by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani who is currently the Chairman GALLUP Pakistan and has been affiliated with National Defence College and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. His unique way of maintaining an informal method of interaction throughout the session ensured keen interest of young Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan........ Details......

Federal Minister Khurram Dastgir urges Youth Parliament Pakistan Members to stand firm with democracy and value the democratic procedures

February 01, Islamabad; Federal Minister of Industry and Commerce, Honourable Mr. Khurram Dastgir, MNA addressed the 5th session of 7th Youth Parliament of Pakistan on 'My Political Journey'. Speaking on the occasion, the Honourable Federal Minister emphasised on the continuation and smooth democratic consolidation and expressed his desire to see the youth taking a lead and promote democracy and encourage democratic practices........ Details......

Youth Parliament Pakistan to advise PML-N, PPP & PTI on 2018 Election strategy

January 31, Islamabad; The top 15 MYPs from each of the 4 sessions of Youth Parliament Pakistan, representing crème de la crème of the 7th batch have been assigned to recommend three largest political parties of Pakistan: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to improve their performance and image and position suitably for the next General Election due latest by 2018. The initiative has been undertaken so as to challenge young people to address and engage in political issues in a real-world setting. The recommendations arrived at by the Youth Parliament will be presented to a panel of senior leaders of each political party.

The Youth Parliament Pakistan is all prepared to enter its 5th and last session tomorrow in Islamabad. Members selected for the last session have performed exceptionally well and includes some bright young men and women. This year, Youth Parliament Pakistan, through a revised model was able to reach 240 young Pakistanis from across the country.

The Youth Parliament Pakistan, a PILDAT initiative since 2007, is currently funded by the Danish Embassy under the development programme 2013-2016.

Alumni Elections (7th Youth Parliament Pakistan 2015)

Dear Members,

Secretariat is pleased to announce results of YPAA Elections. Following is the list of the elected Executive Committee of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan Alumni Association....... Details......

 

Group photo of YPP Delegates with Mr. Nick Beech, Senior Clerk, Foreign Affairs Committee, British Parliament UK

Group photo of YPP Delegates with Mr. Nick Beech, Senior Clerk, Foreign Affairs Committee, British Parliament UK

December 08; 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan Study Visit to the United Kingdom and Denmark spanned from November 30 to December 05, 2015. The Study Visit was aimed to facilitate learning about the democratic and Parliamentary systems, institutional measures of public accountability and transparency of Governments. The programme aimed to provide specific learning about the UK and Danish democracies, electoral, parliamentary and political systems....... Details......

Professor Robert Klemmensen, University of Southern Denmark addressing YPP Delegation in Denmark

Delegation Members hold interactions in Copenhagen, Denmark today after ending their one-day study visit at the British Parliament

December 02; The first day in Denmark; “Introduction to Programme and ‘Danish Democracy’” was marked with multiple interactions of the Delegation Members with various Danish officials. A lecture on Danish Democracy, Political system and processes and the Danish Electoral System was given by Mr. Robert Klemmensen from the University of Southern Denmark...... Details......

7th Youth Parliament Pakistan will depart for a Study Visit to London and Copenhagen; November 29-December 05, 2015

Members selected for 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan Study Visit to UK & Denmark

November 29; The 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan Members will depart for a study visit to the UK and Denmark spanning from November 29-December 05, 2015. The visit is being facilitated by PILDAT (www.pildat.org). The 13-member delegation will spend 5 days (November 29-December 05) of learning and interaction in London & Copenhagen...... Details......

   

Fourth Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan ends successfully

Fourth Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan ends successfully

October 07, Islamabad; The fourth session of 7th Youth Parliament ended successfully. The top 15 Members selected for the 5th session are as follows..... Details......

   

Ambassador (Retd.) Mr. Masood Khan addressing the House on “Foreign Policy of Pakistan"

Members of Youth Parliament ask the Parliament to pass Hindu Marriage Act

October 05; Members of Youth Parliament urged the Parliament of Pakistan to pass the Hindu Marriage Act Bill at the earliest. Members believed that according to the Constitution of Pakistan, all citizens are equal, but unfortunately Hindu marriages are not legally registered. Because of lack of legislation many Hindu girls under age of 18 are kidnapped and forcefully converted, raped and killed. MYPs were of the opinion that it was the necessity of time that the said Bill should be approved from the Parliament and promulgated as a law at the earliest. The Resolution was presented by Mr. Mukesh Kumar (YP4-47 SINDH07), Mr. Aziz Ullah Khan (YP4-12-KP08), Mr. Fateh Ullah Khan (YP4-08-KP04) and Mr. Sadam Hussain (YP4-50-Sindh10)..... Details......

   

Members of Youth Parliament launch ‘Voice of BISP Families’ during a visit to BISP Office today

October 04, Islamabad: Youth Parliament Pakistan visited the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) today and held an interactive discussion with Honourable Ms. Marvi Memon, MNA, Chairperson BISP, on poverty alleviation in Pakistan. Addressing the Members, Ms. Memon expressed that each province is a national integrator and said that as part of the Federal Cabinet she believes it is the prime responsibility of the Government to facilitate each and every province of Pakistan to prosper through equal opportunities..... Details......

   

Mr. Qaiser Nawab Zada Khattak (YP4-09-KP05) makes history by being elected as the first ever male Deputy Speaker from the Green Party

October 02, Islamabad; As a result of the Elections held today, first time ever in the history of Youth Parliament Pakistan a male Deputy Speaker, Mr. Qaiser Nawab Zada Khattak (YP4-09-KP05) was elected by the Members of the fourth session. Mr. Khattak is also the first ever Deputy Speaker being elected from the Green Party..... Details......

   

3rd Session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan ends today

Islamabad, September 18, 2015: The third session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan ended today. Top 15 Members were selected for the fifth session after undergoing a comprehensive 5-day training session scheduled to be held later this year..... Details......

   

Madressahs in Pakistan should be regulated in terms of the curriculum and funds they receive: Members, Youth Parliament Pakistan

Islamabad, September 17; A resolution adopted in the House today proposed that Madressahs should be regulated in terms of the curriculum and funds they receive in order to meet the needs of today's human resource market and to prevent the spread of hate-speech and extremism.....Details......

   

Youth Standing Committees present their Policy Recommendations in the House for Debate

Islamabad, September 16; Standing Committees of Youth Parliament Pakistan put forward their Policy Recommendations in the House for debate on the third of the 5-day Session..... Details......

   

Young Parliamentarians propose to increase youth participation in the National Parliament by 2 percent
September 15, Islamabad; On the second day of the 5 day session, in a Resolution tabled in the House today, Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan stressed on the fact that Youth representation should be assured well in the Parliament. This country should follow the global patterns of recognizing Youth as a valuable future investment and a rich pool of ideas. It should be a must for any political party with contesting members more than 15 to have at least 2% young members (22- 35 years of age) in their parties who actively contest for a seat in the National Parliament..... Details......

   

Elections held at the Third Youth Parliament Pakistan Session today
September 14, Islamabad; On the opening day of the third session of Youth Parliament Pakistan, elections were held for the office of Leader of the House, Leader of the Opposition and Youth Deputy Speaker..... Details......

Second Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan Concludes
September 06; Islamabad Second Session of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan concluded with a formal Certificate Distribution Ceremony..... Details......

Young Parliamentarians pass anti-forced conversion Bill
Islamabad, September 05; Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan unanimously passed a Bill on anti-forced conversions. The Bill stated whereas it is the duty of the Government of Pakistan to provide protection to all individuals including non-Muslims under the Constitution of Pakistan and the international conventions..... Details......

Youth Parliament Pakistan undergo comprehensive Module training on pressing political & democratic issues of Pakistan
September 04, Islamabad: Members of second session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan presented their Committee Reports on the floor of the House today for discussion. As a part of a comprehensive training process, 60 Members of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan opted to become Members of the four Youth Standing Committees. After thorough research, Youth Standing Committees prepared their reports which were debated in the House. Following are the topics:..... Details......

Second Session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan begins today
September 02, Islamabad: The second session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan started today in Islamabad. This particular session is scheduled for 5 days i.e. September 02-06, 2015..... Details......

First Session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan successfully concluded today
August 02, Islamabad; On the last day of the first session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan Youth Standing Committees presented and defended their Committee Reports in front of the panel of experts. The panel included: Dr. Shoaib Suddle, Former I.G. Sindh, Mr. Nohman Ishtiaq, Public Finance Expert and Ms. Aasiya Riaz, Joint Director PILDAT. The panel posed tough questions to the Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan of respective Youth Standing Committees. The panel evaluated the policy paper of the respective Committees and the Youth Standing Committee on National Security & Foreign Affairs secured the highest marks..... Details......

Young members addressed on Foreign Policy and Budget Making in Pakistan
August 01, Islamabad: On the 4th day of the first session of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan, the members were addressed on the Foreign Policy of Pakistan: Pak-US & Pak-India Relations; by two former Pakistani Ambassadors Mr. Masood Khan and Mr. Jehnagir Ashraf Qazi..... Details......

Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan Call On the Chairman Senate
July 31; Members of the first session of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan called upon Honourable Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan, at the Parliament House today..... Details......

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