Islamabad, September 20; While Addressing the Youth Parliament Pakistan on the third day of the fifth session, Mr. Murad Saeed said the Youth of Pakistan is no longer an irrelevant part of politics and in fact it is the new 'Game Changer.' The youth has shown its strength in the General Election of 2013 displaying that they are capable of bringing change in the National and Provincial Assemblies.
Mr. Murad Saeed, a recent addition in the Youth Parliament Pakistan's Steering Committee, lauded the efforts of PILDAT and Youth Parliament Pakistan for leadership training to the youth of Pakistan. Youth Parliament, he said, should play its role in reviewing national policies and present youth perspective on issues to the Legislatures as well as to the Political Parties.
The youngest Member of the National Assembly hailing from Swat said that his journey in mainstream politics was never easy. He said he had to balance his studies along with his commitment to his political party - the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI). During the election campaign, he had to change the mindset of the people of Swat. "I was very young compared to my competitors and I had no practical experience of politics. I just had one thing in me and that was my will power and trust on the people of my constituency that they will vote for change." He said that he also had to fight extremism and terrorism during the election campaign and on the Election Day.
In the end, he advised the Members of the Youth Parliament to continue their struggle for a better and peaceful Pakistan. He also expressed his desire to see some of the faces from the Youth Parliament as part of practical politics and represented in the future Assemblies.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Yasir Abbas, (YP08-GB01), Youth Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, presented the Youth policy on "Sino-Pak Friendship". He was of the opinion that China has been a real friend to Pakistan in dire times; China is one country that has not put conditions on investing in Pakistan.
Mr. Raja Muhammad Hassan Khan (YP28-PUNJAB11) and Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maharaj (YP61-SINDH13) presented a resolution where they asked the PCB and Government of Pakistan to take effective steps to restore International Cricket in Pakistan and to assure International teams of adequate security measures. Raja was of the view that Pakistan is becoming a peaceful country once again and it is time for the countries like Sri Lanka and India to show confidence in us as we once showed it to them during their trying times.
The Youth Standing Committee on Information laid down a report on the Media Policy. A special report on Hepatitis C was also laid in the House by Ms. Sonia Riaz (YP03-BALOCHISTAN02).