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Prime Minister’s initiative to seek Youth Parliament input in the National Education Policy Hailed; Demonstrates his Commitment to Youth’s Potential and ability to lead an inclusive and participatory policy making process


Islamabad, September 10: PILDAT as the secretariat of the Youth Parliament Pakistan has greatly appreciated the initiative of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, to seek the Youth Parliament’s input into the National Education Policy 2009 at the Federal Cabinet meeting held on September 09, 2009 >>>  More...


“Nations cannot progress if they don’t respect their language” says Mr. Orya Maqbool Jan


Islamabad, August 09, 2009: Mr. Orya Maqbool Jan, Director General, Sustainable Development of Walled City Lahore, addressed the Youth Parliament in the last day of the session. While talking on the topic of Culture to the Youth Parliament, he said that language plays a vital role in preservation and promotion of the culture but unfortunately our nation has never understood the value of their language, Urdu has always been underestimated. He further said that to make our society strong and progressive we need to understand the bases of our society and we need to know that our culture is based on our religion Islam which has given us a complete way of life.  >>> More...



Despite Challenges, Pakistan has a Bright Future; Agriculture, location and Manpower great assets; Zardari Tells Youth Parliament


Islamabad, August 08; The President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari termed Youth Parliament as future Leaders of Pakistan. “A future President, Prime Minister, and Parliamentarians are sitting among you,” he said addressing the Youth Parliament Pakistan members who called on him today at the Presidency >>>  More...


Gilani invites Youth Parliament to develop innovative policies to tackle the crises of global recession, energy and terrorism


Islamabad, August 8; Prime Minister Gilani asked the Youth Parliament Pakistan to develop innovative policies to tackle the crises of global recession, energy and terrorism. “You are at the age of specialisation; I ask you to develop your potential and specialise in areas where the country requires leadership,” he said while addressing the members of Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-2009 at the Prime Minister House >>>  More...


Certificate Distribution Ceremony and Farewell Dinner of the Second Youth Parliament Pakistan


Islamabad, August 08, 2009: Second Youth Parliament Pakistan ended with a certificate Distribution Ceremony and a Farewell Dinner at Monal Islamabad. Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan was the Chief Guest at the dinner.
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“US dictated policy on the Kashmir issue is being followed by the Pakistani Government”, Says Lord Ahmed of Rotherham


Islamabad, August 08, 2009: Pakistani Governments are failed to convince the International communities on the Principal stand on the Kashmir dispute, said by the Lord Ahmed of Rotherham Life Peer, House of Lords, UK, on the 4h day of the Youth Parliament session, while talking on the Kashmir issue. He further added that the role played by the Governments in Azad Jammu and Kashmir is also questionable.  During the question answer session he showed his commitment to file a petition against Gen Musharraf in UK and the evidences and proofs are being compiled to make the case stronger >>>  More...



Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan addresses the Youth Parliament Pakistan


Islamabad, August 07, 2009: Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the Youth Parliament Pakistan in the 5th session on the topic “Relations with the Neighboring countries-India and Afghanistan”. He answered the questions of the Youth Parliamentarians on key issues regarding the Kashmir dispute, water conflict between India and Pakistan, Pak-Afghan relations, after effects of Mumbai attacks and the impacts of the Sherm El Sheikh Conference.  >>>  More...



Government of Pakistan should show its political will to initiate the trial against Gen Musharraf involving Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, Youth Parliament Pakistan


Islamabad, August 06, 2009: Youth Parliament Pakistan demanded that the Federal Government should invoke Article 6 against Gen Musharraf to usurp the Constitution. The resolution presented by Mr. Sufian Ahmed Bajar (YP39-PUNJAB20) was adopted in the house, which discussed that Gen Musharraf should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution for suspending the Constitution and overthrowing an elected government. This act would impede any future attempts to derail democracy in Pakistan  >>>  More...


Inhuman violent incidents in Gojra should be properly investigated to expose the real culprits of the event, Youth Parliament Pakistan


Islamabad, August 05, 2009: Youth Parliament Pakistan has strongly deplored the Gojra incidents and demanded transparent investigations to unveil the facts and the hidden faces. The Resolution jointly presented by Mr. Nishat ul Hassan Kazmi (YP20-Punjab01) and Mr. Mohsin Saeed (YP29-Punjab10) to condemn the recent violence in Gojra and asked the Government to highlight fact and personalities behind this tragic incident was unanimously approved by the house. All members were of the view that people involved in such brutal acts belong to no religion  >>>  More...


Youth Parliament Pakistan Delegation Concludes Study Visit to UK; Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK terms Youth Parliament essential to the Future of Pakistan


The Study Visit of the 15-member delegation of the Youth Parliament Pakistan to UK was concluded in London on July 24. In a farewell dinner hosted in the honour of the delegation at the Pakistan High Commission, H. E. Syed Wajid Shamsul Hasan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, termed Youth Parliament and its initiative as essential to the sustainable democratic future of Pakistan >>>  More...


Honourable Speakers

Mr. Gohar Ayub Khan
Former Speaker  National Assembly of Pakistan
(April 11, 1990 to Oct. 17, 1993)

  • Speaker at Second Session and Fourth Session of Youth Parliament 2007

Mr. Illahi Bakhash Soomro
Former Speaker  National Assembly of Pakistan
(Feb. 16, 1997 to Aug. 20, 2001)

  • Speaker at Second Session of Youth Parliament 2008-09

  • Speaker at Third Session of Youth Parliament 2007

Dr. Noor Jehan Panezai
Former Deputy Chairperson Senate of
(1991 to 1993)

  • Speaker at Fifth Session of Youth Parliament 2007

Mr. Wazir Ahmed Jogezai
Former Deputy Speaker
National Assembly of Pakistan
(March 22, 1985 to May 29, 1988)

  • Speaker at Inaugural, First, Second, Third and Fourth Sessions of Youth Parliament 2008-09

  • Speaker at Inaugural and Fifth Sessions of Youth Parliament 2007

YPP Leadership 2008-09

Youth Deputy Speaker
Kashmala Khan Durrani

Youth Prime Minister
Ahmed Ali Babar

Youth Leader of the Opposition
Muhammad Essam Rehmani

(For Sessions 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Youth Leader of the Opposition
Farrukh Jadoon

(For Session 5)


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