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Persistence of Social Media on Political Activism and Engagement among Indonesian & Pakistani youths by Rachmah Ida, Muhammad Saud, Mustain Mashud Abstract: In recent years, the emergence of social media has encouraged and influence our youth to participate in political matters. The current study was conducted in Indonesia and Pakistan. The objective of the study to analyse the persistence of social media and youth political participation in democratic activities. The study opted quantitative study from an offline and online survey to obtain data from four hundred (400) youths, having political experience and knowledge of participation. The data gathered through structured questionnaires using scales to compile the results and data was carried out through Excel and SPSS software. The study found that social media is providing a unique platform for the youth to participate in political activism. Youth healthy engagement in such activities may play a significant role in the political structure of states. It is also observed that youth participation is essential for nations for prosperity and growth. Keywords: Youth engagement; social media activism; Indonesia & Pakistan; youth in politics. DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2020.10028448