April 3: The Youth Parliament appreciated the Foreign Office
and the Government of Pakistan for achieving the abolition of
the screening condition for Pakistanis at US airports. The
members lauded the success of the strategic dialogue between
the two countries and congratulated the overseas Pakistani's
and nationals over this success.
On the fourth day of the Third Session of the Youth
Parliament Pakistan, the members discussed ways and means to
eliminate poverty, create more jobs and help strengthen the
economy of the country.
The day started with a Calling Attention Notice by Ms.
Mahrukh Ayesha Ali (YP18-NWFP07) on the unfortunate death of a student of UET leading to riots and closing of the institution for five
weeks. The House called for the perpetrators to be punished
and called for regulated student union activities in campuses.
The other calling attention notices for the day included
the menace of acid attack violence in Pakistan. The corruption
of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Karachi was
brought to the notice of the Education Minister and it was
demanded that the Students should not be exploited by the poor
policies of the government.
The first resolution of the house was presented by Ms. Zile
Huma (YP30-PUNJAB12) regarding the water issue of the
country. The house was of the view that Indian motives of
constructing 62 dams on rivers allocated to Pakistan should be
condemned on all international forums. The resolution was
adopted unanimously by the house and members gave their
suggestions in initiating a dialogue with India over the issue
Ms. Syeda Rabab Zehra Naqvi (YP41-SINDH04) moved a
resolution stating that the government should encourage Small
Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country to generate
employment and are a major source of economic growth,
especially in a developing country like Pakistan.
Mr. Prem Chand (YPYP38-SINDH01) stressed on the need to
take effective measures for social welfare security, through a
resolution. The members debated and thought that there should
be revision in the existing setup to further the cause of
The Youth Parliament will meet for the last day of its
Third Session on April 04, 2010 where it would present a
number of bills in the house and discuss the performance in
the existing session, coming up with ways and means to come up
with a policy of Youth Parliament in the upcoming sessions.
Youth Parliament Pakistan serves as a useful forum to voice
views of the Youth about a range of national and international
issues. The debates in the Youth Parliament Pakistan are meant
to not only help the young members in their personal
development as a useful citizen, these also serve the purpose
of articulating views of the youth on vital issues facing the
nation and conveying these to the Government.