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Madressahs in Pakistan should be regulated in terms of the curriculum and funds they receive: Members, Youth Parliament Pakistan

 

Islamabad, September 17; A resolution adopted in the House today proposed that Madressahs should be regulated in terms of the curriculum and funds they receive in order to meet the needs of today’s human resource market and to prevent the spread of hate-speech and extremism.

The Resolution was put forward in the House by Mr. Aaqib Ali Khan (YP3-05-KP01), Mr. Tayyab Shahnawaz (YP3-30-PUNJAB19), Mr. Hamza Nizam Kazi (YP3-42-SINDH03), Syed Hassaan Hassan Hashmi (YP3-51-SINDH12) and Haseeb Ullah Baloch (YP3-43-SINDH04).

Mr. Awais Khan (YP3-19-PUNJAB08), Ms. Ayesha Arif Khan (YP3-40-SINDH01), Ms. Ayesha Hayat (YP3-20-PUNJAB09), Mr. Muhammad Farhan (YP3-28-PUNJAB17), Syed Muhammad Uzair (YP3-10-KP06) and Mr. Muhammad Adnan (YP3-27-PUNJAB16) moved a resolution in the House that the private businesses should not be allowed to generate media ratings, as they are easy targets of manipulation and corruption. This adversely affects the business of other private channels. Members proposed the Government to establish an independent Monitoring body to ensure correct reporting of the rating data.

In another business forwarded in the House today young Members recommended that student counseling centers should be established and mentor- student relationship be given rise in every school and college (with minimum strength of 250) across the country to help students cope with curriculum and psychological issues. This resolution was tabled in the House by Mr. Muhammad Usman Amjad (YP3-32-PUNJAB21), Ms. Marina Marri (YP3-45-SINDH06), Mr. Ans Khurram (YP3-15-PUNJAB04) and Mr. Zain Ul Abideen Sohail (YP3-31-PUNAJB20). Both resolutions were adopted.

On the second last day of the third session of Youth Parliament Pakistan, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President PILDAT briefed the Members on the Electoral Reforms in Pakistan. Some of the recommendations discussed by Mr. Mehboob were:

  1. Returning officers and the Polling staff should be trained effectively
  2. Number of Polling stations across Pakistan should be increased and made permanent
  3. A legal cover should be provided on the strict compliance of electoral code of conduct
  4. The ECP should strengthen system of constituency monitors.
  5. Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms should expeditiously complete its work.
  6. Moreover, Election Tribunals’ Decisions identified many flaws that need to be addressed.

In a lecture delivered to the House today on “Local Governments”, Syed Jaffer Ahmed, Director Pakistan Studies Centre, University of Karachi, young Members were briefed about the importance and challenges faced in electing local Governments and their position vis-à-vis Provincial & Federal Governments.

Four Youth Standing Committees of 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan will present and defend their Committee Policy Recommendations tomorrow to a Panel of Experts on the following areas:

  1. Pakistan’s National Action Plan (December 2014): What is the State of its Implementation and Possible Proposals for Effective Implementation & Oversight.
  2. Pakistan’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Plan with the IMF and its Short-Term and Long-Term Economic Impact on Pakistan. 
  3. Is Pakistan more suited to adopt the Proportional Representation (PR) Electoral System versus the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) Electoral System: Rationale & Proposals
  4. What are the best International models for measuring Quality of Governance and why?

 

 60 new Members of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan will complete their 5-day Session in Islamabad tomorrow. 

The Youth Parliament Pakistan is an initiative conceived, planned and facilitated by PILDAT.

The 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan is supported by the Danish International Development Agency, Government of Denmark as recognition of the importance of young people's involvement in democracy and democratic practices.

 

 
 
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