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Inter-University Essay Writing Competition to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of Pakistan


Islamabad, August 9, 2023: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organized the Prize Distribution of Inter-University Essay Writing Competition that was announced on 75th Anniversary of Pakistan's Independence Day. The cash prizes for the Inter-University Essay Writing Competition were Rs. 500,000 for the first position, Rs. 300,000 for the second position, Rs. 200,000 for the third position, and Rs. 100,000 for the fourth to tenth position holders in both Urdu and English categories.

The top three winners of the Inter-University Essay Writing Competition in Urdu were Mr. Talha Ijlal from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Mr. Saifullah from the International Islamic University, and Ms. Lubna Maryam from the University of Gilgit-Baltistan.    

In the English category, Mr. Syed Haris Nawaz from Abdul Wali Khan University, Mr. Muhammad Wajid from the National University of Modern Languages, and Ms. Nimra Arooj from the National University of Medical Sciences secured the top three positions respectively.


Inter-University Essay Writing Competition 2022 (Urdu)​

Inter-University Essay Writing Competition 2022 (English)

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On the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission in partnership with Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives is holding Inter-university Essay Writing Competition in Urdu & English language. The essay writing competition is aimed at sensitizing the Pakistani youth to analyze opportunities & challenges faced by the country and identify their role in development of Pakistan through critical thinking, creativity and productive engagement. It is a great opportunity for the youth to demonstrate their extra ordinary writing skills and win national awards.

TOPICS (English)

  1. Development Journey of Pakistan from 1947 to 2022; Lessons Learnt viz-a-viz Developing Countries
  2. Pakistan at 2047: National Youth Aspirations


(۱)   پاکستان  کی ترقی  کا  سفر (۱۹۴۷ تا ۲۰۲۲):  ترقی پذیر ممالک سے تقابلی جائزہ

(۲) ۲۰۴۷  کا پاکستان :  نسل نو کی امنگیں

PRIZE (English & Urdu)


1st  Position             Rs. 500,000

2nd Position             Rs. 300,000

3rd Position             Rs. 200,000

4th -10th  Position    Rs. 100,000 (each)




  • Must be Pakistani / AJK citizen
  • Must be regular university student
  • Maximum age limit is 25 years


  • Essay should be submitted with duly filled Registration Form.
  • Students can participate only in one language (English or Urdu).
  • Word Count for the essay should be between 2500-3000 words.
  • English Essay must be typed in ‘Times New Roman’ size 12, Line spacing 1.5 & Converted to pdf file.
  • Urdu Essay must be typed and converted to pdf file
  • HEC reserves the right to reject any or all entries without assigning any reason.
  • Essay along with Registration Form is to be e-mailed and hardcopies of the same to be sent through post on the following address:

    Ms. Saher Mirza
    Assistant Director (Academics)
    Higher Education Commission
    H-8, Islamabad

The deadline for submission is September 06, 2022

Note: There will be no further extension in the deadline.

Please note that incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified

Click here to Download Registration Form Ms Word format

Click here to Download Registration Form PDF Format​

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