Hasan Sohaib Murad National Debates Open 2022 held at UMT

Thursday, June 09 2022


UMT Debating Club under the umbrella of the Office of Participant Affairs (OPA) had the honor of organizing their very first on-campus debating tournament named Hasan Sohaib Murad National Debates Open '22, a successful journey that will continue in the future as well.

The tournament included Urdu and English British Parliamentary debates along with a declamation contest that encompassed Urdu, English and Punjabi categories (humorous and serious). More than 200 participants from over 50 institutes participated and made the competition a grand occasion.


The Best English Parliamentary Speaker Award was given to Taseer Ejaz. In Urdu category, the winner was GCU, the runner-up team was KEMU, and the Best Urdu Parliamentary Speaker was Talha Semaab. The best speakers for the English category were Maryam Zaheer (University of Karachi), Sheheryar (GCU) and Shafaq Gulzar (University of Lahore). The team trophy for the declamation category went to GCU Lahore and the runner-up trophy went to GCU Faisalabad.

The event was graced by the presence of Mr Salik Jalal, DIG Punjab accompanied by Professor Dr Rana Ejaz from PU, Lieutenant General (Rtd) Javaid Hassan (Chief Advisor to President UMT) and Dr Asif Raza, Vice Air Marshall (Rtd), Rector UMT. The event was a huge success mainly because of the enthusiasm shown by the participants.