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Youth Standing Committees present their reports in the House today for suggestions

8th YPP Fourth Session - Day 4

September 24, Islamabad; In a plenary session today, Youth Standing Committees presented their reports in the House for feedback and suggestions from the fellow Parliamentarians. The Members are all set to present and defend their reports to a Panel of Experts tomorrow in a Review Panel Session.

Dr. Tariq Hassan, Senior Constitutional Expert addressed the Members Youth Parliament Pakistan today on ‘An Overview of the Constitution of Pakistan’. He explained in detail about the Constitutional history of Pakistan including the latest amendments that have taken place.

Ambassador (Retd.) Riaz Muhammad Khan while talking about the Foreign Policy of Pakistan emphasised the importance of Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours particularly relations with Afghanistan and India. He held an interactive session with the Members of Youth Parliament Pakistan particularly on the recent Pakistan-India tensions.

Members moved a resolution in the House today on the status of Tharparkar. They proposed that the Federal Government should take responsibility for the people of the affected area in the light of the recent famine where more than 3000 children have died and almost 300 pregnant women affected. The proposers of the resolution were: Mr. Imran Ahmed Jhakro (YP4-43-SINDH04), Mr. Vishal Khemani (YP4-51-SINDH12) and Mr. Maher Muhammad Akmal (YP4-24-PUNJAB13).

In another resolution tabled in the House today, Syed Hussain Murtaza  (YP4-60-GB01), Mr. Taimoor Iqbal (YP4-61-GB02) and Mr. Malik Haider Ali Awan (YP4-07-KP03), Mr. Rahum Saeed (YP4-27- Punjab16), Mr. Ali Hassan Shafqat (YP4-17-PUNJAB06, Ms. Nihal Farid (YP4-33-PUNJAB22) and Mr. Rafi Ullah (YP4-34-PUNJAB23) proposed that the Government of Pakistan should give Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan their due share in the CPEC related mega projects. It has been observed that Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan despite being major stakeholders are being neglected in this mega project. The growing discontentment among the people of the two provinces over CPEC should be a matter of great concern for the federation of Pakistan. The Members further reiterated that it is the need of the hour to listen to the grievances of the people and resolve this issue in timely manner for the larger interest of the country.

Both the resolutions were adopted unanimously.

The Members of fourth session of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan would present their Youth Standing Committee Reports tomorrow in a morning session. Top 15 Members will be selected on open merit based on their performance during the 5-day session. 

The fourth session will span from September 21-25, 2016.

The 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan is supported by the Danish International Development Agency, Government of Denmark as recognition of the importance of young people’s involvement in democracy and democratic practices.


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