PILDAT Launches Youth Provincial Assembly Punjab


October 3; PILDAT has launched the first-ever Youth Provincial Assembly Punjab by inviting Expressions of Interest from young people from across all districts of Punjab.

The Youth Provincial Assembly Punjab is a new PILDAT initiative, which is patterned after the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Its membership, 40 in total, is to be drawn from across districts of Punjab. The specific objectives of the YPAP are to groom the leadership potential of the youth from Punjab to help them articulate their views on national and provincial policies in an informed and structured manner through dialogue and debates.

PILDAT has been successfully running the Youth Parliament Pakistan on the national basis since 2007. In 2013, PILDAT established and facilitated the first-ever Youth Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (YPA-KP) focussed on engaging with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth in a healthy discourse and exposing them to democratic process and practices.

Following is the criteria for selection of YPAP members:

  1. Interested candidates should be citizens of Pakistan and domicile holder of a district of Punjab

  2. Age of interested candidates should not be less than 18 years and more than 29 years on January 01, 2016.

  3. Interested candidates should be able to read and write Urdu

  4. There should be no criminal record against interested candidates in Pakistan or abroad

Young people interested in becoming members can log on to:
to obtain further details and are able to both apply online or send their completed Expressions of Interest by email. The deadline of submission of Expressions of Interest is Friday, October 07, 2016.

Former members of Youth Parliament Pakistan belonging to the Punjab province can also join the selection process for YPAP membership.