2010; The second session of Youth Parliament Pakistan
began here today. The session, that will continue for 5 days
till February 07, 2010, will discuss issues including the
and Revisiting Pakistanís Policy on Terrorism.
The discussion on the Balochistan Crisis will begin by a Panel
Discussion on Thursday, February 04, 2010 and will
include Senator Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, (Balochistan
NP), Senator Muhammad Khan Sherani, (Balochistan JUI-F)
and Mr. Wazir Ahmed Jogezai, Former Deputy Speaker
National Assembly of Pakistan.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed,
Secretary General PML and former Chairman Senate Standing
Committee on Foreign Affairs will share his perspectives on
Revisiting Pakistanís Policy on Terrorism on Friday,
February 05, 2010 while Mr. Owais Ghani, Governor
NWFP will share his perspective on the issue with the Youth
Parliament Pakistan on February 06, 2010.
The first day of the second session of the Youth Parliament
Pakistan 2009-2010 began with a Calling Attention Notice on
the need for effective implementation of Child Labour Laws in
the country with reference to the recent death of Shazia Masih
in Lahore. The notice, moved by Ms. Ayesha Bilal Bhatti (YP
27-PUNJAB-09) and Ms. Noor Bakht Ghumman (YP28-PUNJAB10), was
referred by Rana Amaar Farooq (YP08-ICT01), Youth Prime
Minister, to the Youth Parliament Standing Committee on Human
Right and Law. Earlier, members such as Agha Shakeel
(YP47-SINDH10) of the Green party drew the attention of the
House towards the low penalty that has to be paid by the
offender according to the Juvenile Justice system. Syed
Arsalan Ahmed (YP42-Sindh05) suggested that the relevant
committee should work on policy reform and incentives for
child care and family support to decrease child labour.
Discussing the issue of land reforms on a resolution moved by
Mr. Imtiaz Ali Khuro (YP46-SINDH09) the House discussed
various suggestions to abolish feudal system. Ms. Gul Andaam
Orakzai (YP10-ICT03) spoke in favour of introducing extensive
land reforms, drawing attention of the House towards the need
of creating awareness and education. Ms. Rabab Zehra
(YP41-SINDH04) suggested bringing institutional changes and
empowering the voters in this regard. The resolution, which
was largely supported, was referred to the Standing Committee
on Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights for developing
The Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) is a platform of Pakistani
Youth patterned after the National Assembly of Pakistan with
48 members from all over the country. Conceived, created and
facilitated by PILDAT, the Youth Parliament Pakistan also has
an independent Steering Committee while Honourable Mr.
Faisal Karim Kundi, MNA; Deputy Speaker National Assembly
of Pakistan serves as the Patron of Youth Parliament Pakistan.
Senator S. M. Zafar; Mr. Wazir Ahmed Jogezai,
Former Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan; Dr.
Donya Aziz, MNA, Engr. Khuram Dastgir Khan, MNA;
Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan, MNA and Mr. Kabir Sabar,
Member; RBS Global Banking and Markets; Young British
Politician and Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Executive
Director PILDAT serve as members of the Youth Parliament