Youth And Politics In Pakistan: 2006-07-31

The need for youth’s interest in politics as a means of involving today’s young in tomorrow’s democracy can not be over emphasized. Political participation by citizens is considered a pre-requisite for successful democratic societies. In a democracy, the young need to assume their civic responsibility as participating citizens in the common good, and therefore, in political activity. In the case of a developing democracy like Pakistan, this participation on the part of youth is of paramount importance. The paper provides an overview of youth’s political participation around the world, that the young require to know as participating citizens in a democracy and what are the available avenues for the youth to participate in politics. The objective of this paper is to generate a well-informed debate among the youth in particular and society in general on the subject of youth and politics in the country