Students in the debate competition held at Jinnah College for Women (JCW) have termed lack of unity among Muslim countries and the selfish attitude of politicians as the main cause of their present status of vulnerability.
The one day debate competition between students of JCW was arranged by literary society of the college at Safia Hall. Students were allowed to talk on four topics- with a time allocation of eight to ten minutes.
Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz was the chief guest of the day. Principal Jinnah College Prof. Dr. Neelofar Zeb Arbab, faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.
The debaters argued that it’s high time to sensitize Muslim youth about the real preaching’s of Islam and share our resources mutually for development of science and technology, socio economic uplift. They said that population of fifty seven Muslim Countries around the world has reached to 1.75 billion, which constitutes 1/4th of the world, but even then their collective economy stands less than that of France only.
This is because we have forgotten the very basic principles of Islam which is to acquire knowledge and explore the world. We have also miserably failed to portray the real image of Islam in the world, they added.
The brethren Muslim counties have not evolved unity amongst themselves and didn’t had a functional platform to raise their voice against the injustice and acts of barbarism being committed in countries like, Palestine, Afghanistan, they opined.
A panel of judges selected the best presenters of the day. For her excellent clarity and content Mahnoor Fahar was declared as the best debater followed by Gulsanga and Anum Ghafoor who stood second and third respectively.
Wajiha Kiran took first prize on her humorous speech. On behalf of the Vice Chancellor Special prizes and cash were awarded to Fariha, Farhanda and Rukhsana. Addressing the ceremony Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz said he feels a proud Vice Chancellor after listening to the realistic approach of students. This compels me to believe that the future of our country is safe, he added.
There is no doubt that we are passing through difficult times, but let’s not give up hope and take our country out of crisis.
Dr. Ayaz added overseas Pakistanis have a fair share in boosting the economy and technological development of Western and Middle East countries. This reveal if we optimally utilize the enormous talent of our countrymen, our resource abundant country can be amongst the very best in the world, he maintained.