Muhammad Hatim is a Pakistani student from Toba Tek in located in central Punjab. He is doing his PhD in international relations at Malaysian university - Utara in Sintok. Recently, Hatim was elected president of the International Students Society (ISS) by more than 35,000 foreign students from 53 countries. ISS is an umbrella organization that represents International students from seven public universities in Malaysia.
Back home during a school holiday, Muhammad Hatim, was warmly received in his hometown in Pakistan by scores of his relatives and community.
Local Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf member of Punjab provincial assembly, Saeed Ahmad Saeedi, Municipal committee(MC) chairman Saeed ur Rehman Tahir, and a former member of the national assembly of Pakistan, Choudry Muhammad Ashfaq, visited the student and his father.
A big billboard installed by Municipal committee at the railway level crossing intersection greeting Hatim by locals. Hatim stated that in 2017 and 2018 ISS presidents were from China and Indonesia. He said that this was the first time that a Pakistani won the presidential election, defeating candidates of Somalia and Yemen. Hatim said his PhD is near completion. One of his next project's may be researching Pakistan-US relations for Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak. Hatim would like to serve his country after completing his study in government's foreign ministry.
Hatim is the son of local grain market commission agent Riaz Abid. He passed matriculation from local government Islamia school in 2005, FSc from Shorkot Cantonment's Pakistan Air Force college in 2008, and graduated with a degree in business management in 2012 from the UK's Newcastle University. In 2015, Hatim graduated with a masters in English literature from Lahore Government College University. Various local NGOs are also holding receptions for Hatim. His father, Riaz Abid, said his son winning the ISS presidency was a source of great pride for him, and his country.
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