Pakistan’s youth need to be equipped with sufficient knowledge on Kashmir issue as they can play a vital role in raising the voice for poor people of kashmir internationally through social media and internet, said the panelists while sharing their views at an exclusive panel discussion held here at FAST-National University at the closing ceremony of FAST University Debate Championship yesterday. Former Special Secretary on Foreign Affairs Ms Tasneem Aslam, Chairperson Peace & Culture Organization Mushaal Malik, renowned academician & analyst Mr Tahir Malik and senior journalist Essa Naqvi revealed different aspects of Kashmir Issue and its importance for the regional stability.
Three-day FAST University National Debate Championship was held by FAST Debating Society while this year LUMS debating teams emerged as victorious by claiming both the winner and runner up marked their victory followed by the runner up team.
This year total 41 teams from different universities, colleges and schools including LUMS, GIKI, City School and many others participated in the event while eight selected teams took part in the semifinals held here on Monday. . As always the topics relevant to the current problems faced by our society were adopted for the debates. The Kashmir issue, the state of Pakistan under Democracy vs the state under Dictatorship, and the race for world dominance between China and the USA were just some of the pressing topics that were deliberated on by different teams during the competition.
During the closing ceremony an enlightening panel discussion was also held featuring esteemed guests discussing the ongoing humanitarian crisis and Indian atrocities in Jummu & Kashmir.