Wednesday September 18, 2013
On the first day of the fifth and last session of Youth Parliament Pakistan 2013, a resolution was presented by
Mr. Hazrat Wali Kakar (YP02-BALOCHISTAN01) from the Blue Party
demanding that the Federal Government should take the people and Government of Balochistan on-board
before signing any developmental project agreement related to Balochistan. Mr. Hazrat Wali was of the view that
the people of Balochistan have been deprived of their fundamental rights even though its resources are widely used
across Pakistan i.e. Gas, Coal and etc. The people of Balochistan want a standard number of schools, hospitals and
disaster centres in their region. The Youth Parliament Pakistan condemned the vicious rape attack on a 5 year old girl in
Lahore. The Calling Attention was brought by Mr. Najam-u-Saqib (YP59-SINDH11)
of the Green Party in which he urged the Government to take immediate steps to find and arrest the culprits who were
involved in this inhuman attack. In response, the Youth Prime Minister, Mr. Rana Faisal Hayat
(YP22-PUNJAB05) condemned this brutal attack on behalf of the Youth Parliament Pakistan and was of the view that severe punishments
should be given to the culprits.
Thursday September 19, 2013
Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of the Indian Parliament (Rajiya Sabha), advised youth of Pakistan & India to engage in a dialogue
based on conflict-resolution for peace in the region. He was addressing the Members of the Youth Parliament Pakistan on the 'State of Relations
between Pakistan and India' on the second day of the fifth session of Youth Parliament Pakistan.
In his address, Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar said that Pakistan and India have a bright economic and social future if they resolve their differences through
peaceful dialogue. Both countries have gone through multiple wars with each other but they have not helped in resolving the issues and have in
fact worsened the situation. Both countries want friendly and economic ties with each other. He said that both Pakistan and India want to eliminate
poverty from their countries and therefore must join hands to do so.
Friday September 20, 2013
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.
Saturday September 21, 2013
While addressing the Youth Parliament Pakistan on the fourth day of the fifth session, Mr. Khurrum Dastgir Khan,
MNA, Minister of State Minister for Privatization, said that Pakistan is a democratic country where the opinion of every citizen
counts and it is no longer limited to certain class, background or party.
The MNAs and MPAs of this country have been voted to serve their people and countrymen. Unfortunately, this purpose
of serving the nation comes down to serving our own 'favourite' people. He gave the example of the past Government which
only rewarded its supporters leading to organizations like PIA and Pakistan Steel Mill asking for a bailout packages time and time again.
Mr. Khurrum Dastgir Khan, a Member of the Youth Parliament Pakistan's Steering Committee and official party advisor of the 'Green Party'
appreciated the efforts of PILDAT and Youth Parliament Pakistan for continuing this unique platform. He said that he has seen many great
minds in this Youth Parliament and he is very hopeful to see more in the future.
Sunday September 22, 2013
The Youth Parliament Pakistan 2013 completed its tenure today with laying policies and reports from the Government, Opposition and Standing Committees in the House.
The final day of the fifth and last session started with a proposal from the Youth Government on 'National Security Policy' presented by
Mr. Muhammad Kashif Khan Khichi (YP39-PUNJAB22), Youth Minister for Interior, Kashmir Affairs, GB and FATA.
The Honourable Minister was of the view that the
NSP should be transparent and non-negotiable. He further said it was Pakistan's own good to strengthen the NSP by taking all the stakeholders on board.
Ms. Momna Naeem (YP31-PUNJAB14), Youth Shadow Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights, presented a report on the conditions of human
rights in Pakistan, in accordance with the current situation of terrorism. She was of the view that the Government of Pakistan needs to strengthen its security and
law departments to save precious lives from terrorism.
The last and final sitting of the 2013 batch of Youth Parliament was followed by elections to the Youth Parliament Pakistan Alumni Association 2013.
Mr. Hasham Malik (YP09-ICT01) was elected as the President of the YPP Alumni Association 2013, whereas
Mr. Hazrat Wali Kakar (YP02-BALOCHISTAN01) has been
elected as the Vice President Balochistan and AJK; Mr. Inam Ullah Marwat (YP14-KP04) has been elected as the Vice President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
ICT & FATA; Mr. Asad Abdul Muhammad (YP50-SINDH02) has been elected as Vice President Sindh; and
Ms. Hira Mumtaz (YP41-PUNJAB24) has been elected as the
Vice President Punjab. The office of the General Secretary YPPAA 2012 has been filled by Mr. Arslan Ali (YP52-SINDH04) while
Ms. Zaib Liaqat (YP26-PUNJAB09) has been elected as the Finance Secretary.
Today marked the completion of the final session of the fifth batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan, a project conceived, planned and implemented by PILDAT since 2007.
The first-ever batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan completed its first term successfully in 2007-2008 while the second batch completed its term in 2008-2009; the third batch
of Youth Parliament Pakistan in 2009-2010, fourth batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan in 2012 and fifth batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan in 2013.