Iqra University – North Campus (IUNC) organized an All Karachi Bilingual Inter-University Debate Competition in which students from Karachi’s public and private sector universities participated.

Former Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan graced the event with his presence as the Chief-Guest. Anchor Persons and Social Activists Owais Rabbani, Talha Alam, Abdul Rafi, Rukhsana Naaz, and Khawaja Saad judged the competition.

During his address to the audience, Senator Khan said that the main purpose of education is to play a pivotal role in the development of society, and it is with this educational partnership that we can include our country in the category of developed countries.

He advised the students to equip themselves with the latest technological advancements in every field to prepare themselves for a brighter future. He opinionated that men create opportunities for development with their education, ability, morals, and efforts.

The judges and the audience wholeheartedly applauded and enjoyed the lively and passionate debates delivered by the contestants. Kamran of DHA Suffa University (DSU) secured 1st position in Urdu debates, whereas  Kashaf of Karachi University (UoK) was the winner among English debaters. The runner-ups were  Abdul Rehman from Karachi University, and Khola from Iqra University in Urdu and English debates, respectively. Imad Iqbal and Muhammad Farhan of  DHA Suffa University secured the third position.

The ceremony of IUNC bilingual debate competition ended with the distribution of commemorative shields presented to the Chief-Guest, Guests, and presents to the winners of the competition by the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Iqra University, Prof Dr Muhammad Masroor, and HoD Pharmacy, Dr Muhammad Imran. Many faculty members and students came to support their teams and thoroughly enjoyed the debate competition.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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