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Pakistan’s Youth Voter Absenteeism Crisis
Youth in Pakistan between the ages of 18 and 35 are a demographic that has historically under-participated in elections, yet constitute the largest age group of registered voters.
It is alarming as to why such a large demographic section would forgo their ability to alter the political future of the country.
Another key cause for the youth’s disillusionment with elections is the poor performance of the Election Commission of Pakistan in the past. In order for just and democratic elections, it is crucial that the governing body, which is the ECP, is just and reliable, which has been proven untrue. Rather, youth perceives the ECP to be biased and unfair, largely because of their targeting of Imran Khan’s PTI.
Youth has the potential to play a role in shaping the country's political landscape. Pakistan’s political parties need to come up with creative ways to engage the youth.
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