Pakistan

Pakistan committed to youth role in democratic process

Nov 29, 2011

Kabul 29 Nov:Pakistan accords a high importance to  the role of the youth in democratic and decision-making process and is also taking a series of steps to enable them to contribute more vitally  to socio-economic progress of the country, Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek said. He was addressng a Parliamentary Hearing at UN Headquarters on the theme of “Youth Participation in the Democratic Process.” Naek said efforts are underway to increase and diversify avenues for  youth to discuss national issues, engage with national leaders, and participate in discussion on what is important for Pakistan.

The current democratic government as well as Parliament in Pakistan are encouraging the young people to become good and highly productive citizens by teaching them values of patriotism, democratic engagement and broadening their perspectives through political education, interaction, exchange, mobility and communication.A number of projects are in the pipeline to underscore the importance  of political awareness among our youth, he told the gathering. “We are working with the objective to bring youth into mainstream of  events concerning national development, democratization, social harmony and progress,” he said.
 
The chairman Seante said Pakistan’s priorities include promoting positive political interest and motivation among young people, leading to deeper democracy and strengthening of the political leadership base.  Moreover, keeping in view the importance of youth’s participation in different institutional structures, Pakistan has also initiated national internship programme. In addition, the Youth Parliament of Pakistan serve as a useful forum to voice views on a range of national and international issues.  
 
Debates in Youth Parliament Pakistan are meant not only to help young  members in their personal development as useful citizens but they also serve the purpose of articulating their views on vital issues facing the nation and conveying these to the Government.“I am optimistic that deliberations made during the course of this parliamentary hearing would prove fruitful and help member parliaments  take measures conducive to maximizing youth participation in democratic process,” Naek noted
( APP)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

Read more...

UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

Read more...
Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook