Seven schoolkids that may well be Pakistan’s math prodigies have made the country proud by winning top positions in an international competition held in Thailand last week. The mathematics competition saw participants from Romania, Nigeria, Singapore, Philippines, Sri Lanka and of course, Pakistan.

The 7th edition of International Math Challenge was held in Bangkok, Thailand from February 22 to 24, 2018. PakTurk Main Boys Campus, Lahore represented Pakistan in this mega event involving 17 countries, 50 schools, 180 teams and 600 participants. A total of 11 students from PakTurk Main Boys Campus Lahore participated in the event with their mentor Khalid Zeeshan, the school vice principal.

Syed Jafar Raza with Khalid Zeeshan

The seven stars of Pakistan were Syed Jafar Raza Naqvi who won the gold medal for Pakistan in International Math Challenge VII in the category of Grade 8.  Abdul Moiz, also of grade 8, Hashim Aleem Khan of Grade 7 and Abdullah Arif of Grade 7 secured silver medals. Muhammad Ahmad Cheema of Grade 8, Qazi Mudassir Ahmed of Grade 7 and Noffal Nawaz of Grade 6 won the bronze medals at the international platform.

International Math Challenge VII was held at Pan Asia International School Bangkok, Thailand, with an  aim to encourage students to study and excel in math and critical thinking.

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