Pakistani students have performed incredibly well at the Huawei Information and communications technology (ICT) Competition Middle East 2020, winning the top two coveted spots. The team of three Pakistani students, The team of three Pakistani students, Kalim Ullah (MS IT SEECS-NUST), Maria Aftab (MS IT, SEECS-NUST) and Asadullah (Mehran University of Engg. & Technology, Jamshoro), won first place in the regional tech contest and qualified for the final global competition.
More than 15,000 students and 440 universities from all over the world participated in the event held virtually this year. The final leg included 13 teams from 27 universities in which Pakistan team emerged victorious.
The winning prizes include $20,000 prize money, Huawei MateBook laptops, smartphones and a job offer to join Huawei Pakistan.
Interestingly, the second prize was also bagged by Team Pakistan 2, which included Fawad Hassan from Balochistan University of Information Technology (BUITEMS), Umair Imran from University of Central Punjab, Lahore, and Saqib Hussain from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.