Islamabad: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) and the Population Centre Pakistan (PCP) at the Parliament House. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri in capacity of Patron-in-Cheif YPF and members of the National Assembly witnessed the MoU signing Ceremony. YPF Secretary Uzma Riaz, Member National Assembly and Farooq Azam, Chief Executive Officer of PCP signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.
The purpose of the MoU would be to promote advocacy in collaboration with young parliamentarians to tackle the challenges of the growing population of the country. Under the MoU, seminars would be organised to create awareness among the people to overcome the challenge of Pakistan’s growing population. These seminars would make recommendations to address the challenges posed by the growing population of Pakistan and to explore new opportunities. The purpose of these seminars would also be to bridge the gap between Pakistan’s youth and the legislature in the light of the recommendations of the Council of Common Interests. Under the Memorandum the YPF will provide support and guidance in conducting the seminars while PIPS will handle the administrative matters.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri welcomed the signing of MoU and said that rapid growth in the country’s population is a major challenge and in order to overcome that challenge, all schools of thought must work together. He said that the main reason for population growth is the lack of awareness among the people. He said that the parliament is well aware of this challenge and every effort is being made to create awareness among the people and all Possible steps will be taken in that regard.