Islamabad - Arrangements for the All Pakistan Inter-Madaris Debate Contest have been finalised at a high-level meeting held here in the secretariat of Majlis-e-Sautul Islam Pakistan on Monday.

The speech contest is going to be organised on January 08, 2014 at the Convention Centre Islamabad.

The meeting presided over by Chairman Majlis-e-Sautul Islam Pakistan, Mufti Abu Huraira, reviewed the arrangements for all stages of the event. It also discussed the panel of jury and decided to include as many as five well recognised and renowned Ulema as jurists in the panel. On the occasion, three committees were also constituted to be headed by Mufti Abu Zar Mohaiuddin, Mufti Abu Mohiuddin and Dr Saad Siddique respectively.

Various ministers, politicians, Islamabad-based diplomats of a number of countries, scholars, Ulema, intellectuals, foreign as well as local journalists and renowned personalities from all segments of the society and a large number of people would attend the speech contest.

It was informed during the meeting that the speech contestants had been assigned different topics to speak about in their speeches at the event. The meeting was also briefed that the first prize money has been fixed at Rs 1 million, the second prize would be Rs 500,000 while the third prize would be Rs 250,000.

While addressing on the occasion, Mufti Abu Huraira expressed satisfaction over the performance of various working committees constituted to organise the speech contest and said that main purpose of the event specifically was to earn blessing of Almighty Allah and highlight at international level the invaluable services of seminaries for the promotion of Islam and Islamic values of love, brotherhood, peace, interfaith harmony and justice.

“I am fully satisfied with the preparatory arrangements done by organisers and participants’ dedication and hard work for their speeches. I believe that this event would prove to be a milestone in the history of the country and the nation would get refined speakers and preachers of Islam,” remarked Mufti Abu Huraira.