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Fourth Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan begins Today in Islamabad: National Identity and Good Governance and Accountability will be the key issues under discussion

Islamabad, May 26; The Fourth Session of the Youth Parliament Pakistan begins today in Islamabad. The session that spans over 5 days from May 26-30, will focus on key subjects of discussion including National Identity and Good Governance and Accountability.

Honourable Mian Shahbaz Sharif, MPA, Chief Minister, Punjab has consented to address the Youth Parliament Pakistan on Saturday, May 29, 2010 on the topic of Good Governance and Accountability, while Mr. Javed Jabbar, Former Senator and Former Minister of Information and Media Development and Mr. Mujib ur Rehman Shami, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Pakistan, will address Youth Parliament on the topic of National Identity on Friday, May 28, 2010 and Thursday, May 27, 2010 respectively.

Apart from the plenary sessions, Youth Parliament Pakistan will hold regular Standing Committee meetings, party meetings and business advisory committee meetings over a period of 5 days.

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. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Executive Director PILDAT serve as members of the Youth Parliament Steering Committee. Dr. Donya Aziz, MNA, Engr. Khuram Dastgir Khan, MNA and Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan, MNA also serve as advisors to the Blue and Green parties of the Youth Parliament.

The Youth Parliament Pakistan is successfully running for third consecutive year. Its objectives include inculcating in youth of Pakistan values and spirit for democracy, the importance of dialogue, tolerance for others’ views, an understanding of the concept of Parliament and its role in democratic decision-making and oversight. The Youth Parliament Pakistan draws its membership from young Pakistanis aged between 18-29 years on the basis of population through an open merit-based selection process from across Pakistan.

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