KARACHI – Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Siraj-ul-Haq on Sunday announced awarding 50 percent of the party’s parliamentary tickets to youth in the upcoming general elections to increase their representation in the elected houses across the country. Sirajul Haq who is visiting Karachi to witness the second phase of the JI youth elections, told media at the JI Liaquatabad camp that they would hold a convention of the youth leadership on May 6 in Karachi, as the elections conclude, and will chalk out the future course of action. He said that the youth makes 65 pc of Pakistan’s total population due to the prevailing situation, majority of them are thinking of moving out from the country while some of them had indulged in drugs, putting their future in dark. He said that currently there are only two member National Assembly who are under 30, a figure far below as compared to other parts of the globe where there is a representation of 10 percent of youth for such platforms. Citing examples of Shaheer Niazi, a 17-year-old A levels students who researched on electric honeycomb in 2017, and late Arfa Karim, who at the age of nine became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional… Read full this story
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