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Muhammad Siddique Ali Pirzada

Muhammad Siddique Ali Pirzada is a Second - Year LL.B. (Hons.) student at Pakistan College of Law (University of London) and an alumnus of Repton School Dubai, UAE. Notably, he is the first Pakistani and the youngest author to be published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL TRAVAUX). He has gained substantial experience at Pakistan's premier law firms, including Bhandari Naqvi Riaz (BNR) and Mohsin Tayebaly & Co. (MTC). He has interned at the Supreme Court of Pakistan under the Honorable Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, the forthcoming Chief Justice of Pakistan and has also served as Sub-Editor at LEAP-Pakistan. Currently, he holds the position of Research Assistant at The Millennium Project, a distinguished global think tank, contributing to their departments of Artificial General Intelligence, Parliamentary Affairs, Public Policy, and Law. As an active columnist and contributing author for various international forums, he writes about Artificial General Intelligence, Public Policy, Public International Law, Governance, International Humanitarian Law, Constitutional & Comparative Law, International Environmental Law, and International Relations.

The prevailing sentiment among most Britons towards Labour’s proposed initiative to extend voting rights to 16-year-olds is scepticism. However, the precedents set by nations such as Scotland, Brazil, and Austria, where the voting age has been lowered to 16, challenge these apprehensions. Contrary to popular belief, implementing such a policy could cultivate a more politically active and engaged citizenry in their later years. During his election campaign, Labour leader Keir Starmer endorsed reducing the legal voting age from 18 to 16, indicating a potential inclusion of this policy in the party’s manifesto. The Labour party has deliberated the matter for more than a year, considering its implementation in Scotland and Wales for local and devolved parliamentary elections. In his statement, …