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To engage the Pakistani youth in healthy discourse and expose them to the democratic process and practices, PILDAT launched the project of first-ever Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP) in 2007.
Members of YPP are selected for a duration of one year during which they meet for five, one-week terms. The first batch of Youth Parliament Pakistan was selected in 2007 and from thereon, the Youth Parliament has had six batches so far in 2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014-2015.
The specific objectives of the YPP are to groom the leadership potential of the Youth of Pakistan and to provide them with an opportunity to:
i. Understand the Political System of Pakistan
ii. Understand the Values and Culture of Democracy
iii. Learn to be tolerant of all viewpoints
1. The Youth Parliament project is conceived and implemented by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development And Transparency - PILDAT. Its current term is supported by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Government of Denmark.
2. The 7th YPP will have a life of approximately one year while its 4 Batches will meet for five day sessions in Islamabad. The 5th and final session of the 7th batch will bring together the most promising members from 4 batches of the 7th YPP, based on an objective and transparent evaluation criteria.
Youth Parliament is one of its kind a prcess where representatives from all over the country provided with a chance including Balochistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Sindh, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)
There were 4 Standing Committees of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan that conduct an in-depth Study in a particular policy area and develop a set of cogent and concise policy recommendations for the Parliament and Government of Pakistan.
As a special initiative in 2015, Members of the 5th Session of 7th Youth Parliament were assigned to develop a set of recommendations for PTI, PPPP and PMLN on a supposed issue to be addressed by the party ahead of Election 2018.