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13 July 2007
12th Annual Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship 2007
King Edward Medical University Debating teams have lifted both English and Urdu trophies in the GCU Style Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship-2007. The English team comprised of Shaheer Zulfiqar and Humayun Sher Khan, whereas the Urdu debating team comprised of Sheikh Bilal Khalid and Ms. Poonam Melani. However, Muhammad Umer Farooq of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute NWFP was declared the Best Urdu Speaker whereas Shaheer Zulfiqar was awarded the Best Speaker award in the English category.
The topic of Urdu debate was ‘The clash of civilization is just a hypothesis’ while English debate was held on ‘West needs to change its approach towards Islam’. The debates were adjudicated by Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan, M. Siddique Awan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Umer Mehmood Khan, Salman Haider, Waleed Iqbal, Rana Abdul Aziz and Ata Ali Malik.
The 3-day event was one of the biggest Debating Championships in Pakistan in which 32 educational institutions from all over Pakistan sent their teams for debating battle.
Source: Government College University Lahore Pakistan