March 31, 2010: The Third Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan
began with a calling attention notice by Ms. Zile Huma
(YP13-PUNJAB13) on the unfortunate incident of violence in
twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on the issue of
increased transport fares. The house strongly condemned this
incident and use of force by both sides and pointed out the
weaknesses of administration which implemented the rules and
Mr. Hummal Muneer Jan (YP03-BALOCHISTAN02) gave suggestions
and pointed out problems regarding transportation problems
between twin cities. He also pointed out increases in the rent
and suggested that government should take steps and gives
subsidy in rents.
Syed Manzoor Shah (YP04-BALOCHISTAN03) then moved a
resolution on Rental Power Plants and said that they were
started in 2001 in the dictatorship era. Government of
Pakistan invested billions of dollars for fulfilling the need
of electricity but no out come has been achieved as yet. There
are two power plants working in Lahore with the coalition of
Japan and each one is producing 125 MW of electricity, yet the
electricity bills are increasingly throughout which shows
failure of policies on the part of the government.
Mr. Imtiaz Ali Khuro (YP46-SINDH09) said that the
Government of Pakistan did not make use of the natural
resources for the production of electricity. Khanpur and
Hyderabad are hot cities and solar energy projects should be
implemented to produce electricity. Mr. Hassan Javed Khan
(YP39-SINDH02) opposed this point of view and said that high
capital is needed for using the natural resources.
Syeda Rabab Zahra Naqvi (YP41-SINDH04) was of the view that
the unit prices are increasing due to global oil prices. It is
not possible to cut off all agreements with rental powers
because we have no feasible alternative at the time. Ms. Asba
Rehman (YP30-PUNJAB12) said that there are 14 rental powers
working in the country because government has no other
alternative to it.
Mr. Ehsan Naveed Irfan (YP13-NWFP02) argued that the power
shortage is not a problem of only Pakistan but also of
Bangladesh and India and research projects have been started
to solve such a situation.
Mr. Zahoor ud din (YP06-FATA02) suggested taking a step
forward for accountability of ex- govt who didnít made right
decisions. The Resolution was then put to vote in the house
and was rejected with heavy majority.
The Youth Parliament will discuss the Water Crisis in the
country tomorrow including a guest speech by Mr. Shams ul Mulk,
Former Chairman WAPDA and Former Caretaker Chief Minister of