Waqar Ali Shah, an A-level student of the Pak-Turk International School, Karachi, who competed with about 550 students from 96 countries of the world.
Pakistan had sent a batch of five students to participate in the international Olympiad held every year. They were selected from thousands of students who had participated in national mathematical Olmpiad held in October last and national science talent contest of HEC. Among them 75 students getting top positions were selected who were given two-week training at Lahore.
It was after such a hard series of tests they were selected for the international contest. The HEC would honour the remaining students with special awards. These students included Usama Zaid Malik of Elite International School, Islamabad; Azlan Shaukat of Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur; Huma Sibghat of Hamza Army Public School/College, Rawalpindi; and Dilsher Ahmad of International School of Choueifat, Faisal Town, Lahore.
The team was led by Prof Dr Barbu Berceanu, a foreign faculty member of Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences of GCU, Lahore and Dr Ahmad Mahmood Qureshi of FCC University, Lahore.