Youth Parliament Pakistan 2007

Establishment and facilitation of the Youth Parliament is part of PILDAT’s focus on Youth in the country and Youth’s awareness education and training in the norms of politics and democracy in the country. PILDAT strongly feels that sustainable democracy and the sustainability of sound democratic institutions in Pakistan is not possible without youth’s involvement in the democratic and political process even if this involvement is simply as a citizen or voter. PILDAT has received cooperation of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Pakistan in lunching the Youth Parliament while the project is supported by the Global Opportunities Fund of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany as a recognition of the importance of young people’s involvement in democracy and democratic practices. This introductory booklet presents details about the first Youth Parliament project and the selected members. The Youth Parliament is being run as a pilot project for the first time in Pakistan. Where on the one hand it seeks to introduce innovation, the project also looks to benefit from experience gained through this exercise to improve this process in the future. We at PILDAT, as the Secretariat of Youth Parliament Pakistan, look forward to receiving feedback and input of young members and other stakeholders so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of this exercise in the future.