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Yasir Abbas

Yasir Abbas

Biography

Yasir Abbas is from Gilgit in the northernmost, disputed territory of Pakistan. He is a vocal social and political activist, preaching democratic values and their implementation in Pakistani institutions, particularly with a focus on the diverse youth population.  He has been associated in different capacities with key think tanks in Pakistan, including the Jinnah Institute and Pak-China Institute, and served as a youth foreign minister in Youth Parliament Pakistan, a project of the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT). In October 2013, Yasir represented Pakistan in the first ever Model United Nations Security Council Summit held in Baku, Azerbaijan where he was given an award for outstanding performance. He recently graduated from Bahria University Islamabad, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in international relations and served as president of the Literary and Debating Society. Currently, Yasir is a Young Development Fellow at the Planning Commission of Pakistan.

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