Islamabad, February 03, 2024, The Europe Today: Mr. Qaiser Nawab, a dynamic young politician affiliated with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), commended PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his active leadership in mobilizing young people. In a recent statement, Mr. Nawab highlighted the PPP’s commitment to empowering women and youth by nominating the youngest-ever female candidate from a minority group in Buner with a party ticket for the upcoming elections on February 8, 2024.
Expressing his admiration for Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Mr. Nawab lauded him as one of the youngest and most active party leaders in Pakistan. This move by PPP underscores the party’s dedication to amplifying the voices of women and youth in mainstream politics.
Additionally, Mr. Nawab welcomed the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) led by Former President of Nigeria HE Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He appreciated the COG’s role in promoting democracy and acknowledged the group’s recognition of youth voices, emphasizing the significance of the Commonwealth’s 1.2 billion youth population, the largest in the world.
After an insightful discussion with the COG, Mr. Qaiser Nawab emphasized the challenges faced by the youth in contemporary politics. He highlighted issues such as wealth concentration, mistrust, and the manipulation of political choices. Mr. Nawab called for united efforts to address these challenges and create a more inclusive political landscape where democracy thrives.
In conclusion, Mr. Nawab expressed his gratitude to the Election Commission of Pakistan for facilitating the Commonwealth Observer Group’s visit and wished the delegation, including:
- Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Former President of Nigeria (Chairperson)
- Dr. Linet Damaris Njeri Muthoni, Criminology and Gender Expert, Australia
- Ms. Barbara Malimali, Principal of Pacific Chambers and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Fiji
- Ms. Nazima Natasha Raghubir, Journalist and Media Advocate, Guyana
- Mr. Ahmed Issack Hassan, Former Chairperson of the Independent National Election Commission of Kenya and Advocate, High Court of Kenya
- Ms. Anahila Lose Kanongata’a JP, Former Member of Parliament, New Zealand
- Ms. Belinda Kora, Founder and Lead for Women in Media and Secretary of the Media Council of Papua New Guinea
- Mrs. Sarah Lucy Flood-Beaubrun, Former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Saint Lucia
- Mr. Umaru Fofana, Editor-in-Chief, FreeMedia Group and Former President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists
- Mr. Mohamed Mahdoom Mohamed, Former Commissioner General of Elections, Election Commission of Sri Lanka
- Mr. Brian Speers, Lawyer and Mediator and Former President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, United Kingdom
- Hon. Mohamed Chande Othman, Former Chief Justice of the United Republic of Tanzania
- Mr. Jacob Goma, Elections Expert, Zambia
a pleasant stay in Pakistan during the upcoming elections.