Jun 03: The Youth Parliament Pakistan has opened the registration process of the In-person session of the 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan. Whether you are already a member of the 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan or not, you must submit your Expressions of Interest (EoIs) at www.youthparliament.pk in order to participate in the in-person session.
The Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) is a flagship initiative of PILDAT to inculcate the culture and values of democracy in the youth of Pakistan, build their capacity and involve them in the national policy discourse. Since 2005, 16 Youth Parliaments have successfully completed their terms and illustrious alumni of Youth Parliament Pakistan are actively serving as political leaders, parliamentarians, civil servants, corporate leaders and various high achievers in different walks of life in Pakistan and around the world. The 17th YPP is ongoing which consists of 300 members and about 600 alternates representing all national assembly constituencies of Pakistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and from around the globe where Overseas Pakistanis reside.
The In-person 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan session is a 5-day optional residential session of the 17th YPP to be held at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad from August 19 – 23, 2022. Existing members of 17th YPP will be given preference during the selection process, provided that they qualify for the in-person session. In addition, those who are not members of 17th YPP and are between the ages of 18-29 years, may apply to attend the In-person Session and join the subsequent online activities during the term of the 17th YPP. Each participant of the session will be given a certificate of participation.
To be considered for membership and participation in the In-person session, young Pakistanis are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EoIs) online and pay a processing fee of PKR 5,000. The deadline to submit the EoIs is June 30, 2022.
Built on the theme of “Pakistaniat” پاکستانیت the in-person 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan will provide its members with exceptional opportunities to develop technical, communication and leadership skills needed for a successful career, gainful employment and to address the issues of today and tomorrow. In this exceptional five-day journey members of the youth parliament will learn not only from experts but also from fellow young individuals from all over Pakistan and abroad. You will be provided with exceptional opportunities of meaningful engagement with thought leaders and innovators with practical recommendations on how young Pakistanis can learn to make informed decisions regarding their careers, understand global, national and local issues and to contribute to Pakistan’s development as enlightened citizens.
Selected members will be required to pay subsidized expenses of the residential In-person session amounting to PKR 250,000 (exclusive of travel to and from Islamabad) in order to confirm their seats for the session. Detail about selection criteria, key features of the session and its benefits are available on www.youthparliament.pk.
The Secretariat of the Youth Parliament Pakistan would be happy to address any queries by email at [email protected] or by phone on 042-111-123-345.