Karachi, August 11; The
6 Martyrs of Youth Parliament Pakistan who lost their lives in
an air crash on July 28, 2010, were fondly remembered in a
Condolence Reference organised here by PILDAT, the Secretariat
of Youth Parliament Pakistan.
Parents and families of the 6 martyred members of Youth
Parliament spoke at the occasion in addition to Mr. Wazir
Ahmed Jogezai, former Deputy Speaker National Assembly,
Speaker Youth Parliament and Member Youth Parliament Steering
Committee; and Mr. Javed Jabbar, former Senator and
Federal Minister for Information and Media Development. Mr.
Amir Liaqat Hussain, former MNA, conducted dua at the
ceremony. The 6 martyred members included Mr. Hassan Javed
(YP39-SINDH02; Blue Party) Youth Prime Minister; Syeda
Rabab Zehra Naqvi (YP41-SINDH04; Blue Party) Youth
Information Minister; Mr. Prem Chand (YP38-SINDH01;
Blue Party) Youth Minister for Culture, Sports and Youth
Affairs; Mr. Bilal Nasir Jamaee (YP44-SINDH07; Green
Party) Youth Shadow Minister for Information; Mr. Owais bin
Laiq (YP45-SINDH08; Green Party) Former Youth Shadow
Minister for Information; Member Youth Parliament Standing
Committee on Information and Syed Arsalan Ahmad
(YP42-SINDH05; Blue Party) Member Youth Parliament Standing
Committee on Information 2009-2010 Batch.
Mr. and Mrs. Javed Khan,
parents of Mr. Hassan Javed Khan; Mr. and Mrs. Murtaza Naqvi,
parents of Syeda Rubab Zahra Naqvi; Mrs. Thakoram and Ms.
Sangeeta N andlal, Mother and Sister of Mr. Prem Chand; Mr.
and Mrs. Naseer Ahmad, parents of Mr. Bilal Jamaee, Mr. and
Mrs. Laiq Ali, parents of Mr. Owais bin Laiq and Mrs. And Syed
Ahmed Yahya, parents of Syed Arsalan Ahmad, participated in
and spoke at the occasion.
In a resolution passed
at the occasion, the Youth Parliament secretariat and members
said that “We pay tribute to 6 martyred members of Youth
Parliament who lost their lives in public service and
democracy. The entire country and its people are in mourning.
May Almigty Allah help us realize the dreams of these fallen
heroes for Pakistan. We demand from the Government of Pakistan
to hold an immediate and objective inquiry into the horrible
incident and to make its findings public. A sitting Judge of
the superior Judiciary should head the enquiry. We commend the
CDA’s decision to build a monument near the site of the
incident and urge for a speedy action in this regard. We hope
that the insurance and dues will be paid swiftly to the
families of the deceased.”
“Pakistan has lost 6
bright leaders,” said participants including parents of the 6
deceased young leaders. Our children believed they have to
contribute to Pakistan and not just criticize it like everyone
else, said parents.
These 6 members were
representative of the 80 million youth of Pakistan, said Mr.
Javed Jabbar. The tragedy of the air blue crash has to be
accounted for and it is unfortunate that the inquiry has been
initiated using an innocuous clause of the relevant law.
Youth Parliament is a
nursery for the political education of youth of Pakistan, said
Mr. Jogezai. I have been associated with the project for 3
years because of the hope it places on youth. My view of the
future of Pakistan has changed due to Youth Parliament – if we
have such bright youth, Pakistan has a bright future.
Youth Parliament Alumni from the 3 batches including academia,
friends and family of the 6 martyred members.
You have lost your
children but gained us all the three batches of Youth
Parliament as your children, said Ms. Qurat-ul-Ain Marri,
Member Youth Parliament 2007 Batch. You should be proud that
your child was selected from amongst the youth of Pakistan to
We are together as youth
to lead the future of this country, following in the footsteps
of the lost leaders, said Mr. Zameer Malik, Member Youth
Parliament 2008-2009 Batch.
We carry the spirit of
our fallen heroes in us, said Mr. Shamas-ur-Rehman Alvi,
Member Youth Parliament 2009-2010 Batch.
We thank you for
allowing us to share each others’ sorrow and grief, said
parents of the martyred members. Truly the love and prayers we
received from everyone after the incident is a huge support
for us, said parents.
is a PILDAT (www.pildat.org)
project conceived and implemented since 2007 to inculcate the
values of democracy and politics in the Youth of Pakistan.