Introductory Booklet: Youth Provincial Assembly – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Year 2013

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Publication No: YTH-020

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After successfully running the Youth Parliament Pakistan on the national basis since 2007, PILDAT has now launched the first-ever Youth Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (YPA-KP) focused only at the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Establishment and facilitation of the Youth Provincial Assembly – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (YPA – KP) is another 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. The idea behind facilitating YPA – KP is not just to put Pakistani Youth through a mock exercise of what a Provincial Assembly does and how it should work but to inculcate in them the values and culture of democracy as central to effective governance in any society. In many ways, the process of YPA – KP is not just following the practices adopted by Provincial Assembly but also to introduce concepts drawing from international best practices that improve upon those practices. We at PILDAT, as the Secretariat of Youth Provincial Assembly-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, look forward to receiving feedback and input of young members and other stakeholders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of this exercise in the future.

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