March 04: In a meeting held at Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)’s Head Office in Lahore, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President PILDAT welcomed Dr. Niels Hegewisch, Country Director Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Pakistan and Mr. Abdullah Dayo, Programme Coordinator FES Pakistan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FES Pakistan to implement the project of 17th Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP). To build leadership skills and critical thinking, foster political knowledge, and meaningfully engage the Youth of Pakistan in democratic decision-making, PILDAT launched the first-ever Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) in 2007 with the support of FES Pakistan and other stakeholders. Since then, 16 Youth Parliaments have built leadership capabilities of around 1,000 young Pakistanis of 18 to 29 years from all provinces and territories of Pakistan. A number of the alumni of the YPP now serve in leadership positions in politics, government, civil service, law, business, and corporate sectors. Taking the leap forward with this MoU signing, PILDAT is very delighted to sustain the historical bond with the FES Pakistan in future as well.