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July 7, 2011

College girl brings laurels to the country

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July 7, 2011

Rawalpindi
Saeeda Mir has won first prize in the International Book-writing Competition organised by the US. She has received a six-year educational scholarship from the Hawaii Institute, USA.
Around 1,900 students from all over the world participated in the competition in which Saeeda Mir, daughter of Mirbaz Khan, won the first prize. She belongs to Danyore Sultanabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and is a student of Bachelor of Arts (BA) at the Federal Government Margalla College for Women, Islamabad.
She has also participated in different competitions, including 2nd International Essay-writing Competition, and won Rs30,000 cash prize and a certificate. She also participated in the International Letter-writing Competition 2010.
After winning the scholarship, Saeeda Mir got a chance to study law at the People’s College for Law, Los Angeles.
Talking to ‘The News,’ Saeeda Mir said: “It was a great honour for me to not only representing Pakistan but also winning laurels for the country.”
According to her, she has already received more than 25 certificates from different academic institutions and organisations in the United Kingdom and United States of America, but not a single ‘appreciation letter’ from the Government of Pakistan, which really disheartens her.
She urged young people to come forward and participate in such competitions to promote the soft image of Pakistan abroad.
Saeeda Mir said: “I don’t need any reward from the government, but it should at least give me an ‘appreciation letter’ to encourage me.”
She said that she wanted to become a judge that’s why she has decided to study law. “After getting a degree, I will come back to Pakistan to serve the country. I think a competent and independent judiciary can make Pakistan more strong,” she concluded.

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