Youth Parliament Pakistan to host Online Symposium on Why Young People Don’t Vote in Pakistan?

The Youth Parliament Pakistan is hosting an exciting Online Symposium on Why Young People Don’t Vote? on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 via Zoom.

Even though Youth make the largest chunk of Pakistan’s population and registered voters in 18 to 29 years cohort form the largest of all age cohorts, Youth voter turnout remains abysmally low in Pakistan. PILDAT, which has consistently invested in building youth’s leadership potential and understanding of the democratic process through 16 Youth Parliaments Pakistan, strongly believes that in order to strengthen Pakistan’s electoral process and to make it more inclusive, it is imperative that every state and political entity plays an effective role to increase Youth participation in elections. As a platform invested in leadership development and democratic participation of youth, Youth Parliament Pakistan is focusing on the key issue of youth voting to be able to contribute to maximise youth’s participation in the elections in Pakistan. Youth Parliament Pakistan believes all actors including political parties, ECP, national and provincial governments, and media must join hands to accelerate youth’s meaningful engagement in the electoral and democratic process in Pakistan.

An Online symposium is being organized by the Youth Parliament Pakistan on Why Young People Don’t Vote? on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 to explore voter participation by youth and what needs to be done to increase voter participation of Pakistani youth.

To find out more about the Symposium’s contents and speakers, please register to join at https://youthparliament.pk/youngvotersinpakistan/ Deadline for registration is November 23, 2021.

Youth Parliament Pakistan is a PILDAT initiative to build leadership skills and critical thinking, foster political knowledge, and meaningfully engage the Youth of Pakistan in democratic decision-making. The 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan has launched registration for membership where young Pakistanis and overseas Pakistanis aged between 18-29 years can apply to join by December 17, 2021.