World news story

British High Commissions' ‘Great Debate’ competition starts in Islamabad

The first round of the British High Commissions’ Pakistan–wide Great Debate competition was held at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad yesterday.

Great debate competition

Further rounds of the competition will take place in 11 other key cities across Pakistan where university students will debate on topics concerning the theme of the competition: Pakistan 2047. Future winners will then join yesterdays champion Zara Shafique from Institute of Space and Technology in the grand final where the winner of the Great Debate competition will be announced, and will be awarded with the British High Commission Scholarship.

Students from other cities are encouraged to visit and register on the website where they will see a list of the 11 other host cities. Please visit this website for more details:

On winning the Islamabad leg of the GREAT Debate competition, Zara Shafique said:

It was a humbling experience for me. Everyone performed really well and I got a chance to learn a lot from other talented students today. It was very competitive yet at the same time quite an amazing day. I would like to thank the British High Commission for organising this remarkable opportunity and to NUST for conducting it at their prestigious university.’

Contact: Press Attaché, British High Commission, Islamabad; tel. 92 51 2012000

Published 23 September 2015