A group of thirty top position holder students of Graduation level from all over Pakistan paid a visit to the Consulate General of Pakistan Manchester. The group comprised high achievers, several of them were world record holders in various academic subjects at O Level and A Level. A group of students from three high schools of Manchester ; Parrs Wood, Levenshulme and Wally Range high scholl slso participated in the event. Three students of Manchester University, Ms Fiza, Ms Javairia Ahmed and Mr Aziz made short speeches on “What Pakistan means to me”. Briyish Pakisyani students Samman Muhammad, Sadaf Un Nisa and Minhal Qadri did Talawat and presented national songs.
Welcoming the students, Consul General Zahoor Ahmed , congratulated them on their academic achievements and said that they represent a young educated and determined future of Pakistan. He also briefed the students about Pakistan-UK relations, Pakistani diaspora and the work done by diplomatic missions abroad. He appreciated the initiative of the Government of Punjab to familiarize bright and promising students from all over Pakistan, with the leading educational institutions of Europe.
Chairman Overseas Pakistani Foundation Barrister Amjad Malik welcomed the student and said the visit an initiative of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would provide the student a great exposure which will give them confidence. Ms Patsy Kane executive Head Teacher of Wally Range and Levenshulme high schools also welcomed the students and said that the visit would provide them a unique opportunity to interact with their British peers which would be mutually beneficial.
The students are accompanied by Dr Azam Vice Chancellor of University of Education , Dr. Tahira Sikander, Prinicipal, Government Girls College Lahore and Mr Shahid Iqbal, Additional Secretary, Chiefñ Minister’s Secretariat Punjab.
The Consul General gave away mementos to the students at the end.