LAHORE: THE Punjab University debaters have won the title of the “Most Outstanding Team” in an international debate contest in the UN and European model conferences known as EuroMUN organised held at the University of Muenster, Germany, from April 1 to 5, and at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, from April 17 to 20.
According to a press statement issued on Tuesday, 450 delegates from 35 countries participated in the contests. The 12-member PU debatersي team was supervised by External Linkages Director Prof Najma Najam and Prof Iftikhar Baloch. Sher Afgan Malik from the PU Law College was declared ىthe outstanding delegateî of the Disarmament Committee and he won the Diplomacy Award. Maria Mujib from the PU College of Information Technology, Amina Khan of the Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics and Tasneem Sarwar from the PUCIT were also declared ىthe outstanding delegatesî and were given the Diplomacy Award. Amina Khan participated in the SOCHUM (Social Human and Cultural Committee) while Tasnim Sarwar participated in the WTO (World Trade Organization).
Four more PU students, namely Amir Ijaz, Hassan Naqvi, Nishat Kazmi and Aziz Nauman Butt, were given the ىhonourable mentionî for participating in different activities of the events. Meanwhile, Mian Naqib Hamid of the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies became the first ever South Asian student who chaired a committee in the EuroMUN.
PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and Adviser Studentsي Affairs Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori congratulated the students for their achievement as it was the first time in the history of the country that any public sector university won such an important title at the international level.
Meanwhile, the same delegation of the Punjab University visited the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Tuesday. After visiting the library and criminal court at the ICJ, the delegation had an hour-long meeting with ICJ Vice-President Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh.
Source: The News, 23/4/2008