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Stockwell Green Community Services together with several organisations including the Foreign Commonwealth Office organised this visit to discus ‘Understanding identity and belonging of British Pakistanis’.

Pakistan delegation from the Youth Parliament in the Council Chamber

Pakistan delegation from the Youth Parliament in the Council Chamber

I welcomed the delegation including the Prime minister of the Youth Parliament and speaker from the Pakistani parliament.

There were presentations from the British Muslims talking about their experiences and I heard of the support they had received from within their community.

Pakistan delegation from the Youth Parliament in the Council Chamber

Pakistan delegation from the Youth Parliament in the Council Chamber

The event was extremely useful in sharing experiences and views.

I was presented with a beautiful plate by the delegation which is now on display in the Mayors parlour.

To engage youth in Pakistan in healthy discourse and expose them to the democratic process and practices,   PILDAT has launched the  Youth Parliament Pakistan.   The first ever  Youth Parliament  Pakistan was held in 2007.  Members of the Youth Parliament Pakistan are selected for the duration of a year from across the country in the same ratio as the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Establishment and facilitation of the Youth Parliament Pakistan is part of PILDAT’s focus on Youth in the country and Youth awareness, education and training in the norms of politics and democracy in the country. PILDAT strongly feels that sustainable democracy and the sustainability of sound democratic institutions in Pakistan is not possible without youth’s involvement in the democratic and political process even if this involvement is simply as a citizen or voter.

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