Islamabad, March 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly has said that youth is real asset of the country and its active participation in the politics is imperative for strengthening the democratic process in the country. He expressed these views while talking to the members of 5th batch of Youth Parliament on Friday at Parliament House.
The Deputy Speaker said that continuity of democratic process is essential for the prosperity and progress of the country. He said that youth can play vital role to strengthen the democracy in the country through its active participation in political process. He enlightened the members of the Youth Parliament about the tasks and duties of Speaker the neutral role of Speaker in conducting the Parliamentary proceedings.
He also apprised the participants about the structure and functioning of the National Assembly and its standing committees. While replying a question about the local bodies elections, he said that the system of local government is very useful and at grass root level the problems of masses can be addressed in a better way.
MNAs Shazia Mari and Anosha Rehman who were also present on the occasion apprised the participants about the political system in Pakistan. They opined that the real politics needed a lot of efforts and hard work. They said that challenges confronted by the country at present was due to disruption of democratic process in past. They underlined the need for joint efforts for strengthening the democracy.
Later, the Members of the Youth Parliament also posed various questions which were replied by the Deputy Speaker, National Assembly. The Members of Youth Parliament thanked the Deputy Speaker for providing opportunity to them for comprehensive briefing about the functioning of Parliament. The Members of Youth Parliament also witnessed the proceedings of the National Assembly.
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