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January 29, 2020

Ali Muzahir declared winner in Great Debate competition

National

January 29, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The fifth edition of Great Debate competition under the auspices of the British High Commission with a regional round at the FAST-National University in Peshawar is underway.

The great debate is catering several important subjects of significance. According to the British High Commission, the regional round in Peshawar followed previous regional rounds in Lahore and Quetta. The competition featured 23 students from universities across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the end of an intense competition, Ali Muzahir from FAST National University and Maham Malik from Khyber Medical College Peshawar were declared the winner and runner-up respectively. The Great Debate competition is taking place from December 2019 to March 2020 in six cities across Pakistan.

Fouzia Younis, Director of Communication at the British High Commission, said, “We are delighted to bring the Great Debate 2020 to KP and its capital Peshawar, one of Pakistan’s most historic and cultural cities. This platform complements the work we do in education in the province through our Department for International Development (DFID) and the British Council. KP has always provided our competition with strong debaters and we look forward to seeing the winner and runner-up do well in the final.”

While expressing his views, Dr Tariq, Campus Director, FAST NU Peshawar, said, “We are grateful to the British High Commission for providing the prestigious platform of the Great Debate 2020 to the students of KP. We are expecting long-lasting intellectual relationships and such opportunities in the future as well.”

The British High Commission has reminded that the university students across the country who are interested in debating and taking part in the Great Debate competition can register immediately by registering through email. This is the fifth annual edition of the British High Commission’s great Debate competition. Since 2015, the competition has taken place across 15 universities and 12 cities in Pakistan. The previous winners of the Great Debate competition have included: Gaudhan Aslam from Forman Christian College in Lahore, Taha Ahmed from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Mohiba Ahmed and Haris Ali Virk from Government College University in Lahore. The Great Debate is a debating competition for university students. There will been six events – in six different cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Faisalabad) involving students from leading universities across Pakistan – and the winner and runner-up of each round will compete in the grand final in Islamabad.

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