Pakistani students win international debate competition in Mexico

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Karachi: Three 15-year-old Pakistani students have won the final of The Karl Popper Debating Championship (KPDC), one of the largest high school tournaments in the world, in Mexico.

The Pakistani team beat the team of students from South Korea and also all three participants were listed in the top 10 speakers of tournament.

Zainab Hameed, the Karachi Grammar School student, was named the top speaker of the competition while Azeem Liaquat, student of the Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies in Lahore, came second. Their teammate, Ahmed Shujaan from the Aitchison College, bagged the fifth position among more than 200 participants.

Teams from 45 countries participated in the tournament, which was a part of the 18th edition of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) Youth Forum held in Mexico from July 2 to 15.

Pakistani team was defending the topic — “Guantanamo Bay prison should be closed down immediately” — in the KPDC finals while Korean team had to prove that the motion should not be adopted.

The teams participated in two competitions –the KPDC and the mixed team track. In the former, they represented Pakistan as a team while they were split up and paired with debaters from other countries in mixed team track.

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17 Responses to " Pakistani students win international debate competition in Mexico "

  1. arsalan ruknani says:

    talented nation
     

  2. Dija_salman says:

     proud of them :-)

  3. Arifnajmi says:

    3 positions in first five, out of 200. a nation in perpetual turmoil, these Pakistanis are amazing.  

  4. Vework2000 says:

    AllhumdAllah

  5. kad01 says:

    Masha Allah! Congratulations!
    May Pakistan prosper like we dream!

  6. Fariehafaisal says:

    bravo!! we all Pakistanis are proud of u…..specially Azeem Liaqat…..my sons are also in SICAS i wish someday my sons make the nation proud of them like u did.. 

  7. Aliraza_rawalian says:

    congrats… we r proud f u… :)

  8. Sadiakanwal95 says:

    proud to be Pakistani 

    there r so many reasons to love Pakistan

  9. Malik hassan says:

    Three fifteen year old Pakistani students have been declared winners of one of the largest high school tournaments in the world, the first Asian Karl Popper Debating Championship (KPDC)
    Watch this Video: http://goo.gl/vkRos

  10. Abi Ift says:

     Really its a great achievement of our youngsters becoz they won debate competetion on such a topic which will let down America.

    Really its great my dears.

  11. Imran says:

    That’s great news and we all r very proud of u guys

  12. Sahil khan says:

    Wow proud to be pakistani and proud of you guysss..:-*
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  13. MOSHOOD says:

    wow i love this i love debating great good to hear this 

  14. Usman says:

     Bravo..

     Damm Awesome,,
     They Make us Proud,,

  15. Ume Samal says:

    awesome.

    honour for pakistan <3

  16. Moments2rejoice says:

    THATS REALLY GREAT!!!!!

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