A team of Pakistani students has clinched second position in the Huawei Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competition 2022 held in Muscat, Oman on Thursday.

According to the statistics, 12,000 students from 135 universities attempted the nationwide test in which two teams comprising six students qualified for the Middle East Regional Finals from Pakistan.

Pakistan Team One including Team Lead Faeez and Asad Anwar Arain from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro and Maryam Fareed from Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) under the Team Instructor Faheem Yar Khan Khuhawar secured the second position in the Middle East contest.

While Pakistan Team Two, for Huawei ICT Competition 2022, consisting of Team Lead Umar Raza from FAST National University (NUCES), Eman Yaqoob from LCWU, and Fatima Shafique from MUET under the Team Instructor Zeeshan Iqbal could not bag any position in the finals.

The instructors, said the students had high spirits as they burnt the midnight oil to prove their mettle in the comity of nations and add one more feather to the national cap.

Expressing gratitude to Huawei Pakistan, Team Lead Muhammad Faeez said he had no idea that he would be given such a massive platform to demonstrate his abilities and further necessary training to polish his skills in the ICT sector.

It is worth mentioning here that the Jordan Team comprising students Hamzah Al-Zubaidi and Aws Al-Rayya from Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) and Yazan Al Shannik from Yarmouk University won the first prize of $20,000 at Huawei ICT Competition 2022.

In addition, there were 15 teams of the brightest young tech talents from 11 countries across the Middle East and Central Asia.
The top winners will represent the Middle East and Central Asia in the Huawei Global Finals Competition that will take place in Shanghai, China next year.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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