ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Member Shaza Fatima Khawaja while speaking in Islamabad on Wednesday said that the Young Parliamentarian Forum (YPF) has launched the “Youth Connect Programme” aimed at the young generation to equip them with the knowledge and skills to become better lawmakers.
Shaza Fatima who is also the general secretary of YPF said that the purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity to young legislators with leadership skills to act as a catalyst for change in Pakistan’s political system and as pioneers of meaningful reforms.
She further informed that YPF has taken a number of initiatives to ensure participation of youth from both private and public sector educational institutions from all across Pakistan in different capacity building programmes.
Shaza said under the Youth Connect Program (YCP) initiative, youth would be provided the opportunity to visit National Assembly.
“A number of projects for promoting interfaith harmony are in progress and YPF has also worked for the welfare of transgender community during the current year,” she further stated and added that, “Such projects will be discussed in the upcoming meeting of YPF after January 12.”
The YPF general secretary strongly felt that sustainable democracy and sound democratic institutions in Pakistan are not possible without the involvement of youth in the democratic and political process.