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British High Commission’s GREAT Debate competition comes to Faisalabad

The British High Commission brought its annual GREAT Debate competition for student debaters to Faisalabad with a semi-final event at the FAST National University Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus.

Winner of GREAT Debate Faisalabad
Winner of GREAT Debate Faisalabad

The event brought together debaters from across universities in Faisalabad. After a competitive round of fixtures, Kamran Hassan Dar from Faisalabad Medical University and Noor Fatima from FAST National University were judged to be the winner and runner-up respectively.

The British Deputy High Commissioner Richard Crowder said:

Last year, we displayed our 70th Anniversary of UK-Pakistan relations photo exhibition in Faisalabad and I am delighted that we are able to return to this wonderful city with our GREAT Debate competition.

It has been a wonderful experience to see the enthusiasm and ability of young student debaters across Pakistan. I look forward to a competitive grand final in Islamabad in March.

This is the third annual edition of the GREAT Debate competition that gives students from across Pakistan a platform to participate in debates, interact with other students from different universities and hone their skills in research, analytical thinking and public speaking.

Winners and runners-up from the semi-finals of the competition will be given one year’s British Council digital library membership. The winner and runner-up of the overall competition will receive a scholarship reward to contribute towards their tuition fees.

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The GREAT Debate is a debating competition for university students. There will be seven semi-finals – in seven different cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Gujarat, Faisalabad and Mirpur) involving students from over 50 leading universities across Pakistan – and the winner and runner-up of each semi-final will compete in the final in Islamabad.

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Published 21 February 2018