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
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.