slamabad: Six members of a ‘Youth Parliament’ were among the victims of Wednesday’s air crash in Islamabad.

They were coming here to attend the final session of the ‘Youth Parliament’, a project of the Pakistan Institute for Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat).

The six are ‘Youth Prime Minister’ Hasan Javed, ‘Information Minister’ Syeda Rabab Zehra Naqvi, ‘Minister for Culture and Sports’ Prem Chand, ‘Shadow Youth Minister for Information’ Bilal Jamaee, ‘Member of Youth Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information’ Owais bin Laiq and ‘Member of Youth Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Syed Arsalan Ahmad. All six belonged to Sindh.

The Pildat management and team, its board of directors, board of advisers and Youth Parliament’s Steering Committee expressed their shock and sorrow at the tragic death of the members of the Youth Parliament.

At a meeting, members of the ‘Youth Parliament’ adopted a resolution, expressing shock and sorrow at the loss of lives in the crash.

The meeting was also attended by chairman of Youth Parliament Steering Committee, Senator S.M. Zafar, and member Wazir Jogezai.

Hassan Javed belonged to Hyderabad and worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Karachi, as the Team Head for Client Relationships for the Royal Preferred Banking (RPB) Department.

He did his MSc in Investment and Finance with Distinction from the University of London. During his stay there, he participated in the University of London Squash League. He won gold medals at the Hyderabad BISE Inter-school Squash Tournament in 1998 and 1999.

Syeda Rabab Zehra Naqvi from Karachi was doing BSc in Economics and Finance as an external student of the London School of Economics (LSE).

During her school years, she took part in activities of student councils and held various leadership positions. Ms Naqvi interned at banks, media firms and NGOs, and had plans to follow a career in politics after completing her studies.

Prem Chand, who hailed from Sanghar, was studying for a Masters in Social Work at the University of Sindh.

Mr Bilal Jamaee was a second year Mass Communication student at the University of Karachi and was general secretary of ‘Bazm-i-Adab’. He took part in a number of debating competitions and wrote a number of stories for children’s magazines.

Mr Owais bin Laiq from Karachi had joined the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) for a bachelor’s degree. He was the manager of the Media and Publication Society at IBA.

He had won various contests including the National Samaa TV Documentary Competition. Syed Arsalan Ahmed from Karachi was pursuing a degree in Textile Engineering. Dawn

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