Islamabad, July 28; PILDAT expresses deepest sorrow at the
sad demise of 6 Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan,
including the Youth Prime Minister, on board the airblue
flight ED 202 that has crashed this morning.
PILDAT serves as the secretariat of the Youth Parliament
Pakistan. The 6 members of Youth Parliament on board the
flight were travelling from Karachi to join the Youth
Parliament session, final session of this batch, that
began in Islamabad today.
The PILDAT management and team, its board of directors,
board of advisors and the Youth Parliament Steering
Committee mourn the untimely and tragic death of the Youth
Parliament members. We are joined in mourning by the
alumni of Youth Parliament from across Pakistan as well as
the various supporters of the Youth Parliament project.
Our prayers and support goes to the families of our
members in this time of loss.
The names and profiles of those members who we believe
were on board the flight include:
Mr. Hassan Javed Khan,
Youth Prime Minister
Mr. Hassan Javed hails from Hyderabad, Sindh. He was born
on October 30, 1984 and was working for the Royal
Bank of Scotland, Karachi as a Team Head for Client
Relationships for the Royal Preferred Banking (RPB)
Department. He completed his MSc in Investment and
Finance with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of
London, UK. During his stay there, he participated in
University of London Squash League. Mr. Javed secured Gold
medals at Hyderabad B.I.S.E Inter-school Squash Tournament
consecutively in 1998 & 1999. He believed in an
independent and sovereign Foreign Policy, uniform
Educational System and strong Justice System.
Ms. Syeda Rabab Zehra Naqvi,
Youth Information Minister
Syeda Rabab Zehra Naqvi hails from Karachi and was born on
May 11, 1989. Having completed her GCE O Levels from the
Mama Parsi School and GCE A Levels from the Karachi
Grammar School, she was pursuing a BSc in
Economics and Finance as an external student of the London
School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). During
her school years, she held various leadership positions,
including memberships in various student councils.
She served as an elected office bearer of the
Students' Union in her college. Ms Naqvi interned at
various institutions, including banks, media firms and
NGOs, and planned to follow a career in national politics.
Mr. Prem Chand,
Minister for Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs
Mr. Prem Chand hails from Sanghar, Sindh. He was born on
April 03, 1984 and was studying for a Masters in Social
Work at the University of Sindh. He was a social work
student and performed numerous activities in this regard.
Mr. Bilal Jamaee,
Green) Youth Shadow Minister for Information
Mr. Bilal Jamaee was born on June 14, 1987 in Karachi. He
was a 2nd Year student for Mass Communication at the
University Of Karachi and served as the General Secretary of 'Bazm-e-Adab'.
He participated in numerous Debating Competitions and
had written a number of stories for children's magazines. Mr. Jamee worked for two years at Elite Pulishers as Asst.
Manager. Mr. Bilal Jamaee was part of the recent Youth
Parliament Study Visit to UK that took place from July
Mr. Owais bin Laiq
Green), Member Youth Parliament Standing Committee on
Mr. Owais Bin Laiq hails from Karachi and was born on June
20, 1988. Following the completion of his GCE O and A
Levels, he joined the Institute of Business Administration
(IBA) for a bachelor degree in business administration.
Passionately engaged in the field of media, he was the manager of the Media and Publication Society
at the IBA and also won various contests, such as the
National Samaa TV Documentary Competition. Mr. Laiq also
notably interned at International Business Machine (IBM).
Possessing a keen interest in travelling, he visited
India, Iran, UAE, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Blue), Member Youth Parliament Standing Committee on
Syed Arsalan Ahmed hails from Karachi and was born on
February 27, 1988. He completed his Matriculation with A-1
grade and his Intermediate in Pre-Engineering with an A
grade. He then went on to complete his Bachelors in
Textile Engineering from SFDAC University. Mr. Arsalan has
been actively involved in debates both in his college and
university life. He won several medals while
representing his university in national debating events on