ISLAMABAD: After a tough round, Ibrahim Zulfiqar from the City School bagged the GREAT Debate semi-final in Islamabad on Thursday.
The British High Commission’s annual debate competition GREAT Debate competition brought together debaters from across universities in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi at the FAST National University.
Zulfiqar from the City School and Nosherwan Fayyaz from FAST National University were judged to be the winner and runner-up respectively.
“This year, a key focus of the UK’s work in Pakistan is engaging with the young people of this vibrant and dynamic country,” said British Deputy High Commissioner Richard Crowder.
“I am delighted that the third edition of our GREAT Debate competition has given over a hundred young debaters across four cities so far the opportunity to discuss important topics that include peace, prosperity and democracy.
“I look forward to the upcoming heats in Lahore and Faisalabad and I hope to see the winner and runner-up from today continue their strong performance in the final in Islamabad on March 3.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2018.