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Pakistan students take part in 23rd Annual Quran Recitation Competition‏

A large number of students from the Pakistan community took part in the 23rd Annual Quran Recitation Competition with great enthusiasm .
The event was organized by the Pakistan Writers Club Riyadh (aka: PWC) and its Ladies Chapter (aka: PWC-LC) in Riyadh last weekend.
Sardar Muhammad Khattak – Deputy Head of the Mission, Embassy of Pakistan attended as the chief guest on behalf of  his Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique. Shahzad Alam Siddiqui was the Guest of Honor. PWC President Fayyaz Malik presided over the event.
Highlighting significance of learning and recitation of the Holy Quran and its comprehension, Khattak said the Holy Quran was a source of guidance for all the mankind and it is a complete code of life and must made it as a code of conduct.
He also appreciated the young participants who showed immense interest in the recitation of the holy Quran . He also extended words of congratulations to the new office bearers and members of the PWC and its Ladies Chapter.
The PWC and PWC-LC Annual Quran Competition is traditionally held every Ramadan for Boys and Girls aged between 8 to 14 years. The competition was divided into two categories: 1) Boys Group 2) Girls Group. The competition was judged by Qari Abdul Waheed, Qari Asad Iqbal and Qari Muhammad Arif.
A total of twenty-four participants recited verses from the Holy Quran turn-by-turn - and they enthralled the audience with their typical styles of Quranic renditions. Participants from different age groups were given four minutes each to recite the verses from Holy Quran.
In Boys group, 1st Position was achieved by Ibsham Shakeel Kiani, 2nd Position by Saud Muhammad Asad and 3rd position was bagged by Muhammad Abdurrahman Afzal. In the Girls Group, 1st Position was earned by Juweria Iftekhar, 2nd Position by Haniya Fatima and 3rd position by Rikzah Muhammad Asad.
Speaking on the occasion, PWC Patron Faiz Al-Najdi expressed his satisfaction on the fact that a smooth transition had taken place and that the Club leaderships – both men & women – were transferred from one safe-hands to another safe-hands.
All the winners were presented with a trophy  and merit certificates, while the judges were given a certificate of appreciation along with the gifts by the PWC. Also, each participant was awarded with gifts from the event sponsors along with the certificate of attendance.
The program concluded with a sumptuous Suhoor for all participants and the attendees of the event.

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