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.
“You have the luxury today to work within mock political
parties in the Youth Parliament but I urge you to join
political parties of your choice tomorrow armed with
specialisation that the parties require,” said the Prime
Minister, adding that the PPP did not have expertise on
management of finance and had to bring in a technocrat in the
shape of Senator Shaukat Tarin to make him the Finance
Welcoming the Youth Parliament members Prime Minister Gilani
said that he has both been a seasoned parliamentarian and a
former Speaker and was happy to address the Youth Parliament
in both the capacities in addition to his office as Prime
Minister. He termed health and education as the top priorities
of his government and said that time will prove how victorious
his government has been in these domains.
Earlier Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National
Assembly of Pakistan and member Youth Parliament Steering
Committee spoke about the Youth Parliament at the meeting. Mr.
Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Executive Director PILDAT introduced the
Youth Parliament to the Prime Minister. Also present at the
meeting were the Federal Minister of Youth Mr. Shahid Hussain
Bhutto and Mr. Wazir Ahmed Jogezai, former Deputy Speaker
National Assembly and member Steering Committee Youth
Youth Parliament members interacted in detail with the Prime
Minister on a variety of issues including representation of
Northern Areas into the National Assembly, state of
implementation of education and health policies and FATA, etc.