Karachi, July 27: At a PILDAT organised
memorial to commemorate 1 year anniversary of martyred
members of Youth Parliament Pakistan, parents of martyred
Members demanded that the inquiry report of Air Blue Crash
should be immediately made public.
Six members of Youth Parliament Pakistan
had lost their lives alongside other passengers in an Air
Blue flight crash on July 28, 2010.
Parents, families and friends of 6 martyred
members of Youth Parliament were joined by alumni from 3
batches of Youth Parliament Pakistan, an initiative
undertaken by PILDAT, who also serves as the secretariat
of Youth Parliament.
Mr. Ghazi Salahuddin, senior journalist,
termed martyred Members as important citizens of this
country and Mr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, former State
Minister for Religious Affairs, conducted Dua ceremony.
Mr. Haris Lodhi, Convener Airblue Crash Affectees Group (ACAG)
and others who lost their relatives also spoke at the
memorial emphasizing the need for Government to bring
share findings of the inquiry report.
Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Executive Director
PILDAT, said that the loss of these martyred members is
huge both for Youth Parliament and PILDAT. He said that
this memorial was organized by PILDAT to talk about the
late Members and also to talk about some issues. One issue
that remains outstanding is that of an objective and
public inquiry as demanded by the relatives of late
Members and others. It is very unfortunate that the
inquiry report into the incident, completed by the
Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA), was presented to the
Government but has not been made public. He demanded of
the Government to share report publicly not only to help
bring closure to the families of the martyred members but
also to avoid such horrific accidents in future.
The 6 martyred Members of Youth Parliament
Pakistan include Mr. Hassan Javed Khan (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.