First Pakistani receives Global Young Leaders Award

Published: August 15, 2010
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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence of Youth Parliament Muhammad Waqas Nazar Tiwana is receiving Global Young Leaders Award from Singapore President S R Nathan on Saturday. Photo: Syed Naveed Jamal/Express

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence of Youth Parliament Muhammad Waqas Nazar Tiwana is receiving Global Young Leaders Award from Singapore President S R Nathan on Saturday. Photo: Syed Naveed Jamal/Express

ISLAMABAD: A youth parliamentarian has become the first Pakistani to receive the Global Young Leaders Award. Muhammad Waqas Nazar Tiwana, who is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence of Youth Parliament, received the award in a ceremony held in Singapore on August 14 just before the International Youth Olympic Games 2010 started.

Tiwana also received the title of “Global Ambassador” by the Harvard Graduates International Presidential Scholars Council.

“This award is presented for meritorious achievements and the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, service and citizenship,” it read.

While addressing the participants Tiwana said, “I bow my head in humility to Almighty Allah” and termed it as a result of the support and prayers of his parents and elders, especially Pir Muhammad Naqibur Rehman.

Tiwana, will also represent Pakistan at the Global Model UN Summit in Malaysia and the Asia-African Youth Forum in Indonesia.

Besides scholars and academicians, the ceremony was attended by President of Harvard Foundation of Singapore Anthony Teo, Secretary Nangyang Technological University TAN Eng Chye, Deputy President and Provost of the National University of Singapore, former ASEAN Secretary General Rodolfo Severino, Chairman of the Institute of South East Asian Studies, Harvard graduates and officials of the Singapore government.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • M. Salim
    Aug 15, 2010 - 12:28PM

    the picture shown is NOT that of Singapore’s President Nathan – this is some other dignitary.Recommend

  • M. Salim
    Aug 15, 2010 - 12:29PM

    Tribune photographer S. Naveed Jamal needs to correct the reportingRecommend

  • ali
    Sep 15, 2010 - 8:44AM

    Dear M. Salim,
    You have only highlited the petty things like wrong name…… you have time to critice but no appreciation at all……i feel sorry for youRecommend

  • ali
    Sep 15, 2010 - 8:45AM

    Way a go Waqas bahi…Recommend

  • waqar ali tiwana
    Sep 29, 2010 - 1:16PM

    Thanks sir to highlight our tribe name in front of all the globe…. may God bless you.Recommend

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