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Youth role in elections highlighted
Youth role in elections highlighted

LAHORE: (Thursday, July 12, 2018): Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies has organized a seminar on “Election Politics 2018: Issues and Challenges” at its auditorium. Political analyst and renowned columnist Mr Salman Abid was the keynote speaker. Addressing the seminar, Salman Abid said that emerging phenomena since 2013 was the rise of youth and impact of social media in electoral politics.

He said that youth was the force which was now influential factor for all political parties in Pakistan. He further said that declaration of assets was the massive game changer and positive influential factor in electoral politics of Pakistan. He said that accountability was another positive factor emerged in Pakistani electoral politics. He said that in historical context of electoral politics of Pakistan, corporate sector remained very active and influential. All the faculty members, M.Phil/Ph.D scholars and students of the centre attended the seminar, followed by question-answer session.