HEC Pakistan and the University of Lahore jointly hosted ceremony marking final selection round of top 3 winners of “Allama Muhammad Iqbal Afghan Youth Debate Competition” at the University of Lahore.
Top 6 finalists delivered their debates on Iqbal’s philosophy and significance of education in Pak-Afghan bilateral relations, and prospect of healthier Pak-Afghan relations.
Jury members comprising of Pakistan’s former Foreign Secretary, Amb. Shamshad Ahmad Khan and Ms. Meher Tarar, after careful deliberations, adjudged Muhammad Ibrahim from the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar as the best debater winning 1st position with a cash prize of Rs.70,000.
Bilal Ahmed Salarzai from Quaid-i-Azam University bagged 2nd position winning Rs. 50,000 and Naqibullah Mashwani from University of Lahore secured 3rd position winning Rs.35,000 in addition to certificates and souvenirs for excellence in debating skills and faculties.