Pakistan tech talents win 2nd, 3rd position in Huawei ICT competition


Observer Report

Dongguan, China

Thirteen teams from 10 countries comprising of 39 students emerged victorious from the Middle East regional national competition and participated in the Middle East finals in Dongguan. After immense competition, the Lebanese team secured the first prize. The Pakistan Representative Team 1 and the Bahrain Team won the second prize; The Pakistan Representative Team 2, the Jordanian Representative Team and the Saudi Arabian Representative Team claimed the third prize.
The competition is a Huawei annual ICT event, first conceived in 2016, designed for the betterment of global students. Since its launch in September this year, the competition has held 134 roadshow activities in colleges and universities, attracting 21565 participants from 437 universities in across 10 countries.
Pakistan’s six winners, Neeraj Harijan, Syed Qazi Shameel Uddin from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology; Haseeb Mehdi , Syed Muhammad Kazmain from NUST; Muhammad Salman from Superior University and Muhammad Umar from Virtual University were chosen from more than 12,000 students of more than 30 universities all over Pakistan.
The Middle East Region Finals ceremony attracted the attention of prominent guests including, Ambassadors from Pakistan, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia etc.
Pakistan Ambassador to China Ms. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi addressed the young talents of the competition in her speech. “The people who have participated in this competition, and there are 6 from my country, have already proven their talent, commitment and hard work. I want to address the young participants here today and ask them to reflect on the history and philosophy of Huawei, because the real lessons lie in how Huawei has withstood the test of time.”
Their visit provided students with a rare opportunity to work with some of the world’s most qualified pioneers in Huawei’s facilities. Participants performed field experiments at specialized labs and research centers, enabling them to tackle complex challenges in areas such as cloud computing, IoT, and network security.