5th & last Session of the 6th Youth Parliament Pakistan 2014-2015 kicks off today
 
 
  • The first day started off with an informal and candid feedback session
  • Two (2) Youth Parliament Standing Committee reports were presented in the House:
    1. Report on Electoral Reforms in Pakistan by the Youth Parliament Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights
    2. Report on Youth & Pakistani Politics, Challenges and the Way Forward by the Youth Parliament Standing Committee on Education and Youth Affairs
 

Islamabad, March 25; The 5th and last Session of the 6th Youth Parliament Pakistan began today from March 25-29, 2015.

 

The Youth Parliament Standing Committee on Law, Justice & Human Rights presented a report on Electoral Reforms in the House. Apart from proposing reforms in various areas like amending the Constitution of Pakistan to remove the bar that the Chief Election Commissioner must be from the Judiciary, the members of the Youth Parliament also emphasised on improving the role of returning officers and Polling Staff andinstallation of biometric devices, etc.

 

The Youth Parliament Standing Committee on Law, Justice & Human Rights presented a report on Electoral Reforms in the House. Apart from proposing reforms in various areas like amending the Constitution of Pakistan to remove the bar that the Chief Election Commissioner must be from the Judiciary, the members of the Youth Parliament also emphasised on improving the role of returning officers and Polling Staff andinstallation of biometric devices, etc.

 

The Committee members emphasised that the Government should make serious efforts to hold a national consensus, Voter Awareness Campaign should be carried out by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), a practice of mock elections should be adopted to involve the youth to the maximum in the election process. The Committee also proposed that instead of 33 per cent reserved seats allocated to the women, there should be a system of separate electorate and constituencies specified only for females. The complete report can be accessed at: http://www.youthparliament.pk/downloads/CR/ElectoralReformsinPakistan.pdf

 

The Youth Standing Committee on Education presented a report on Youth & Pakistani politics, Challenges and the Way Forward in the House.The report focuses on the challenges that are faced by the youth. The Committee proposed revision of party manifestoes, intra party elections, building training units for youth, etc. The Committee highly recommended to incorporate the practices of the Danish Youth political structure.The complete report can be accessed on:
http://www.youthparliament.pk/downloads/CR/ReportYouthPakistaniPoliticsChallengesandWayForward.pdf

 

The Youth Parliament Standing Committees were tasked with conducting reviews of national policies through research-based analysis and with developing cogent policy alternatives for the Parliament and the Government of Pakistan. The Committees have gone through a process of intensive research, consultations with policy experts and internal review within Committees before putting together their proposals in the reports.

 

Earlier, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Secretary General, Youth Parliament Pakistan, held a candid discussion with the members as part of a feedback exercise.

 

The Session was adjourned till 0900 Hrs on March 26, 2015. The 6th Youth Parliament Pakistan (2014-2015) is supported by the Danish International Development Agency, Government of Denmark.

 
 
 
 
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