Ms. Qurat ul Ain Marri (YP56-SINDH09), Member first batch
of Youth Parliament Pakistan, Speaking in the Youth Parliament Session 1, January
March 5; PILDAT offer`s heartiest felicitations to Ms.
Qurat ul Ain Marri, an esteemed member of first batch
of PILDAT Youth Parliament, on her election to the Senate of Pakistan.
Ms. Qurat ul Ain Marri
) was selected and served as the member of the very first batch of PILDAT
Youth Parliament Pakistan in 2007. As an esteemed member of Youth Parliament
Pakistan, she is the first Member of Youth Parliament Pakistan to be elected
to Parliament of Pakistan. That is indeed a unique honour that celebrates the
leadership potential of Pakistan's youth.
Launched in 2007, the Youth Parliament has successfully concluded
8 terms so far. (in 2007, 2008-2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 - 2015 and 2016).
PILDAT serves as the Secretariat of Youth Parliament Pakistan. The Youth Parliament
Pakistan has its own 2- party system, Leader of the House and Opposition, as
well as an augmented system of Parliamentary Committees with Committee Chairpersons.
The establishment and facilitation of the YPP is part of PILDAT's focus on the
country's youth demographic and it's awareness, education and training in the
norms of politics and democracy.
The first-ever Youth Parliament Pakistan, to whichSenator-elect
Qurat ul Ain Marri belonged, was
established in 2007 for a one-year term and proved as a great platform through
which a representative section of the Youth of Pakistan practiced and experienced
life under a political and Parliamentary spotlight. The young members of Youth
Parliament Pakistan chose political association, elected their Youth Prime Minister
and Leader of the Opposition, a Youth Cabinet and a Shadow Cabinet, debated
public policy issues, worked in Parliamentary Committees and gave their detailed
input to some of they key policies of the Government of Pakistan such as the
Draft Youth Policy, proposed legislation on Provincial Autonomy and a host of
other issues. The young members, drawn from across a cross-section of socio-political
and economic spectrum of Pakistan, learnt and practiced how to prepare and move
legislation, how to enlist support of their fellow members on their bills and
resolutions in the House and how to reach consensus and compromise through the
use of conversation, dialogue and understanding of the others' concerns, views
While Senator-elect Quratul Ain Marri is
one of the first members out of the 850 young people from across the country
who have been directly trained as members of Youth Parliament Pakistan, members
of the Youth Parliament have served in the team of the Prime Minister of Pakistan
Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, a few bright Members serve on the Punjab Chief Minister's
team, in the Parliament Secretariat and with individual MPs or Ministries; some
are serving in the Foreign Service of Pakistan, Police, Audit and Accounts,
etc. after successfully qualifying in the CSS competitive examinations; many
got selected for competitive scholarships and have returned after studying at
the reputed international campuses such as the Cambridge University, UK, the
Columbia University, the Harvard University, the New York University, and the
Stanford University, USA, etc.; some apply their learning in fields as diverse
as television, agriculture, law, banking, medicine and engineering; some have
joined teaching faculties such as the International Islamic University, or a
local college in districts such as Gujranwala and some believe Youth Parliament
experience helped them in even landing a job such as at the Rescue 1122 in the
Southern Punjab. The list goes on.
PILDAT team joins the proud Youth Parliament Alumni Association
in wishing Senator-elect Ms. Qurat ul Ain Marri the
best in discharging her responsibilities in the Senate of Pakistan.