ABOUT YOUTH PARLIAMENT
To engage the Pakistani youth in healthy discourse and expose them to the democratic process and practices, PILDAT launched the project of first-ever Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) in 2007. Members of YPP are selected for a duration of one year during which they meet for five, one-week terms. The first batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan was selected in 2007 and from thereon, the Youth Parliament has had seven batches so far in 2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The revised model since 2015 has been re-oriented to give young members a fast-paced comprehensive orientation and training on democratic and political affairs of Pakistan, legislative processes and leadership skills. The change in model was envisaged so as to train more and more young people in values of politics and democracy, fact-based and reasoned dialogue and skills in leadership.
Youth Parliament Pakistan aims to reach a greater number of young people, 60 each in 4 out of 5 sessions, thereby totaling 240 young members who will receive orientation and training in the 8th batch.
The Youth Parliament Pakistan project is currently supported by the Royal Danish Embassy, Islamabad.