December 21; After receiving an overwhelming response from the Youth of Pakistan, for submitting Expressions of Interest to join the 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan, the registration process is now closed.
Aiming to inculcate the culture and values of democracy in the youth of Pakistan, registration process for the 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan was launched on October 17, 2021. In the 60 day time frame, highest number of Expressions of Interests have been received for 17th YPP from young Pakistanis living in Pakistan and overseas which reflect the enthusiasm of Pakistan’s youth to contribute to Pakistan’s development. With the close in the registration process, the Youth Parliament Secretariat has initiated the process of review and short-listing for finalising membership of the 17th Youth Parliament. Final selection will be shared with candidates by the end of January 2022.
In order to have adequate representation of young Pakistanis from all constituencies of the National Assembly, expressions of intertest are still open but only for the following three constituencies:
- NA-25 Nowshera-I
- NA-195 Rajanpur-III
- NA-228 Tando Muhammad Khan
Young Pakistanis who are registered voters in these constituencies are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest as soon as possible. Expressions of Interests can only be submitted online which can be accessed here.
The YPP Secretariat deeply appreciates and would like to thank all the individuals and entities who have promoted the message of Youth Parliament across Pakistan and around the World to facilitate overwhelming response by young Pakistanis. We thank Pakistani missions abroad and our partners especially our media partner – Jang-Geo Group – for facilitating effecetive communication of the YPP message across Pakistan and overseas.
The 17th Youth Parliament has 300 seats for which young Pakistanis will be selected from all 272 National Assembly general constituencies as well as from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Special seats are allocated in YPP for Young Pakistanis or young persons of Pakisatani origin residing overseas. The 17th Youth Parliament has a term of one (1) year and its activities will mainly be conducted online alongside atleast one optional 5-day residential session to be held in-person at Islamabad.