March 30, 2010: The Third Session of the Youth Parliament
Pakistan will start from March 31, 2010. The Session that will
continue for 5 days till April 04, 2010 will discuss issues
including The Water Crisis and Inflation, Poverty
The Guest Speaker on the Water Crisis on Thursday, April
01, 2010 will be Mr. Shams ul Mulk, Former Chairman
WAPDA and Former Caretaker Chief Minister NWFP. Dr.
Ashfaque H. Khan, Dean NUST Business School and Former
Special Secretary Finance will share his perspectives on
Inflation, Poverty and Unemployment on Friday, April 02, 2010.
Apart from the plenary sessions, Youth Parliament 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.
The Youth Parliament Pakistan, a PILDAT project that is
successfully running for third consecutive year, is aimed at
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.