One student’s journey from small-town Balochistan to Harvard University

Published: September 8, 2011
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Karrar Hussain Jaffar (left) at his commencement at Harvard University. PHOTO KARRAR HUSSAIN

Karrar Hussain Jaffar (left) at his commencement at Harvard University. PHOTO KARRAR HUSSAIN

KARACHI: 

Located on the outskirts of Quetta, is the barren valley of Mariabad where the Hazara lead slow-paced lives. These tribal people, living in narrow brick huts speckled along the rugged hillside, typically sell loose cloth, sweaters or tea for their livelihood.

Like most poor people, their aspirations rarely go beyond sustaining themselves in this underdeveloped nook of Balochistan. Many of them live and die in Mariabad — unaware of the complex concerns and tremendous pace of life in urban centres like Karachi and Lahore.

But one student — the son of a trader who sold Quaid-e-Azam style caps in Mariabad for a living — dared to tread a radically different path. Karrar Hussain Jaffar transcended the confines of an obscure town in Balochistan, where people rarely educate themselves beyond matriculation, to study at the prestigious Harvard University. His story — a narrative about the wondrous possibilities of equal educational opportunities — is truly inspirational.

“My childhood friends, with whom I spent my youth playing cricket, drive suzukis and rickshaws in Quetta for a living, while I am a PhD student in the US,” says Karrar in a humble tone. “I often wonder why God chose me, out of all the people in my community, to get ahead in life?”

Karrar attributes his educational achievement to his father’s passion for his children’s higher education. He vividly remembers the chilly morning when his father showed him the ad for Lahore University of Management Sciences’ national outreach programme (NOP), which aimed to sponsor education and living expenses for capable students who could not have afford to pay.

“I was doing my FSc at Cadet college and didn’t even know a single thing about LUMS at that point in time,” he fondly recollects. “I didn’t take the ad seriously because LUMS did not offer engineering, the field I was interested in.”

When he returned back to college from his winter break, he attended a presentation by a LUMS’ faculty member, who introduced students to the national outreach programme.

“At the end of the presentation we all took a pre-screening exam,” he explains. “A few weeks later, I got a letter from LUMS inviting me to attend sponsored classes for SAT preparation.”

During the four weeks he spent rigorously studying for the SATs, he fell in love with LUMS. To him the institution seemed otherworldly; its grand building, spacious classrooms and impressive teachers fascinated him.

“I never knew things could be so orderly and perfect; it was like I was in a foreign country,” he remarks.  “I felt very motivated to study hard and join the institution.”

But his herculean struggle with English often left him frustrated.

“I had always dismissed English as a colonial remnant in our country so I really struggled while preparing for the test.”

Yet with utmost dedication, Karrar managed to clear the screening exam at the end of the four-week training and was selected to take the SAT exams, sponsored by the university. After obtaining an impressive score in his SATs, Karrar got admitted in LUMS and was offered a full scholarship and a monthly stipend.

“I came to LUMS in very high spirits,” reminisces the bright student.

But Karrar, who had attended the NOP training program at LUMS during the quiet summer break, had never seen the institution in full semestral bloom. When he saw throngs of students, clad in western wear and fluent in English, emerging from every nook and cranny, his excitement gave way to culture shock.

“I was used to wearing shalwar kamiz, but at LUMS most people were wearing jeans. I would greet people by saying salaam, while the other students would ask ‘what’s up?’” he recollects in an amused tone.

Often feeling like a misfit during his first year at university, Karrar mostly spent his days with other NOP students. “But after a year I managed to befriend other students from Lyceum and Karachi Grammar school.”

He sheepishly adds, “After a year I figured out that ‘what’s up?’ is equivalent to saying salaam.”

Karrar graduated on the Dean’s honour list, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 and 3.68 in his majors, Maths and Economics, respectively.

“I got job offers in the banking industry after graduating but I turned them down because I wanted to tread an academic path,” he explains in a categorical tone.

A year after graduating, Karrar got a Fulbright scholarship to study in the US.

“I simply told the interview panel that I want to come back to Balochistan after completing my studies. That’s where my home is; that’s where I belong,” he explains passionately.

But perhaps the most memorable moment in his life — an incident he recalls quite animatedly — was when he found out that he made it to Harvard University.

“I had no internet at home in Mariabad so I walked 15 minutes or so to a nearby internet cafe to check my email for Harvard’s decision,” he explains. “When I saw the acceptance email, I just thought it was too good to be true.”

Yet after he raced back home to reveal the news to his parents, his moment of rapture soon transformed into a session of lengthy clarification.

“My mother asked me what Harvard was and my father asked me to wait for potential offers by other universities” he says with a laugh. “It took a while to convince them that I got into the world’s top university.”

But ironically for a student, who was left disconcerted by the ‘westernised’ student body at LUMS, adjusting to life at an American institution was smooth sailing.

“After LUMS, I was very used to being around different types of people so studying and living in the US was not such a problem.”

Karrar completed his Master’s last year and is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California.

What does he want to do with all the knowledge he is amassing?

“I want to increase educational awareness in Balochistan—particularly amongst people from my community,” he says.

The young academic’s goal might seem like the reiteration of the clichéd promise of “development” that many educated Pakistan promise their country. However, Karrar is actually a first-hand witness of how education can revolutionize communities and places.

“Because of all that I achieved, my parents allowed my sister to get college education in Lahore and my brother got the motivation to get a scholarship to study in Australia,” he says with a hint of pride.

Karrar confesses that most of his family and friends cannot even comprehend what his life is like in the US. But he is fairly confident that after he returns, he can change that.

“I can make them realise the value of education,” he says.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2011.

Reader Comments (476)

  • Khawaja Faraz
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:49AM

    Proud of you Karar…..

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  • Bhutto
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:52AM

    Great dear… I appreciate your aim that you want to serve your Community May God Succeed you in getting your Aim…

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  • Saad
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:57AM

    Proud to be part of NOP team – an amazing effort by the then government!

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  • Faizan Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:03PM

    I am speechless after reading this article.well wriiten and a peak example of motivating others and this is true service of journalism .I wish i could also be too admit in te world’s top university .GOD bless .

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  • Karachit
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:13PM

    MashahAllah

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  • Maher
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:18PM

    Great work dude….

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  • sashayub
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:18PM
  • Danish Tahir
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:23PM

    May Allah bless you Mr. Karar and I pray that you achieve your dream and walk upon the path you have chosen.

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  • sunny
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:29PM

    Well done Karrar. without education no nation can attain its goals. Problems of Pakistan particularly Baluchistan are also attributed to illiteracy. Together we should strive to eradicate illiteracy from Pakistan.

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  • Shahid
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:30PM

    Great effort and really a lucky person…………… keep it on dear.

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  • Sajid Tungekar
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:35PM

    Feel so proud of the achievement of Karar and want to help out if any way other students who are from poor families in Pakistan. I have lived outside Pakistan for the last 24 years and want to see my country blossom into a successful country. Our literacy level is one of the lowest in our country but still we can get a lot of student who are like Karar and help them to achieve what they always dreamt.

    I suggest that people like me who are outside the country should start a facebook page with the sole intent of helping our countrymen like Karar, if any one is interested please contact me and we than get help our countrymen become successful in their life and achieve their dreams.

    Regards,

    Sajid

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  • ARF
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:38PM

    Awesome. Good luck to you in all your endeavours. May success follow you wherever you go.

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  • ASK
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:44PM

    MashahAllah. Excellent work. We are proud of you brother. I hope the media shows that even a student from a small town in Balochistan can make it to Harvard University if he has the desire, ambition, will-power and courage to beat all odds. May Allah bless him and his family and give all other students from any background the inspiration to work hard towards a better future. We need people like him to take us towards a better Pakistan.

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  • Marziya
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:47PM

    Truely Inspiring ! We take pride in you and wish you even greater achievements ~

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  • lightning
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:52PM

    So proud of this man! It gives hope abt the future of pakistan. Dear neighbours, we might b corrupt, n r a failure, but our karar’s will keep on coming up and give that glimmer of hope we need.

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  • Sad Panda
    Sep 8, 2011 - 12:55PM

    Bravo!!! Impressive and uplifting. Hope news channels pick up this story and run it million times so that it reaches every Pakistani.

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  • Wajeeh
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:00PM

    Saw this video a couple of days back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3uUJKDm8Q

    proud of you Mr Karar

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  • abc
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:03PM

    I remember you at LUMS. You were my TA. I was shocked to discover you were an NOP. He was far more brilliant than the faculty member!

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  • H.A. Khan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:06PM

    Congratulations. ………Proud son of Baluchistan.

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  • Sarah
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:06PM

    I almost teared up!! Well done.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 1:11PM

    this is simply fantastic! only and only free access to education is the answer to our present day problems facing the nation!
    The Hazara community consists of very hard working people and they should feel proud of Karrar and his achievements.
    His achievements should be a shining example for other youths to follow.

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  • Zara
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:27PM

    An inspiring story, which is well written. I hope this student receives as many accolades from our media as others like Ali Moeen Nawazish do. Best of luck to Mr. Karrar.

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  • Yasir Thanvi
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:32PM

    Truly inspirational indeed….!!!
    Way to go brother….

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  • SRK
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:33PM

    So so proud of u Karar. My Husband is also one such example. He comes from a small n backward village near D.G.K Where all ppl knw was to work in factories. One person supporting 10 family members, very few ever got chance of any education due to the feudals there, the Khars n Jatois. My husband used to go to a village school to where he had tovwalk miles, a school under a tree n where the uneducated master beat the crap out of kids as young as 4 yrs.most kids dropped out due to this. His father a security guard at atomic energy requestd his sons to be admittef in their school. So brilliant were all his kids tht my hubby went on to earn gold medal in both matric n inter. Was admitted in King Edward , though he never had any govt support but his detrmination to be the best doctor got him double 99 scores in UsMLE, he took loans from ppl just to buy his ticket for U.S and now 4 yrs down the line he is MashAllah graduating from one of the most sought after residency programmes in U.S . And inshAllah by the end of this yr we both plan to open a small free clinic n dispensry in his home village which if God wills we’ll expand into a full functional hospital where no patient will be rejected be him/her of amy cast or creed.

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  • Rasul Bakhsh Rais
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:36PM

    I am delighted to read the success story of Karrar Hussain. His success makes me feel very proud about LUMS the institution where I have taught for last nine years and continue to serve. There are many misgivings about LUMS outside its walls. LUMS stands as a testament to the vision of its founders–a centre of excellence in Pakistan, and with the National Outreach Program, provides an opportunity for students from underprivileged background to study at this great institutions. We have many stories like this of students who have come from such backgrounds but given the opportunity they have excelled and have gone to some of the best institutions around the world. There are two morals of this story. One, we can establish center of excellence in education that can be comparable to world class institutions. And in this case, it has happened as a result of private initiative of philanthropists like Syed Babar Ali and his friends and associate within Pakistan and outside. This great Pakistani is a true visionary who thinks, lives and works for the country in silent ways in many areas of national life. LUMS is his idea. He has set a great example in founding LUMS and bringing with so much love and effort to the stage where it is now. Second, we have so much talent in Pakistan among our youth that Karrar Hussain represents. Unfortunately our public education is failing and with it it is failing our youth. If LUMS can provide the quality education within the means it has why cannot public universities that have been taken over by ethnic and sectarian thugs, ruining the cause of genuine learning and governance of public universities. We have millions of Karrrar Hussain but they need good institutions, good learning environment and opportunities to shine. At a more personal level, I feel I have done the right thing to stay, work, teach, live and write in Pakistan.

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  • amjid
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:39PM

    dude, currently i am doing my PhD from University of Cambridge and passed through same situation. My parents even donot know what Cambridge University is

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  • KolachiMom
    Sep 8, 2011 - 1:59PM

    What an incredible young man!! Such a heartwarming story.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:03PM

    A role model for young generation , we are proud of you.

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  • KolachiMom
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:08PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:

    Very interested. How do I contact you?

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  • Lloyd George
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:08PM

    I had the experience of supervising a development project in Mariabad in Quetta. One aspect that I still recollect about the community in Mariabad was their keenness towards education. So it has not come as a surprise that a bright young person like Karrar is doing wonders in the domain of education in very competitive environments. I have no doubt to say that there will be many more Karrars waiting to be spotted by institutions such as LUMS, GIK, IBA and AKU.

    What is most disappointing is the kind of fear and stress in which the people in Mariabad reside. A number of terror attacks have have costed several precious lives at the hands of sectarian zealots. Balochistan government will do well for itself and the country by protecting lives and property of progressive and peaceful citizens of Mariabad. What is needed is more than lip service!

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  • Shoaib Saleem
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:08PM

    Karrar is the elder brother of Ejaz Hussain Jaffer. Ejaz is doing his Masters in Finance from the Australian National University. And he is my best friend!

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  • Bilal Afzal
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:16PM

    Bravo!!!!

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  • Hina
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:18PM

    Amazing!

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  • Zubair
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:19PM

    Proud of you boy.. Your motivation shows that nothing is impossible.. May ALLAH give you the strength to serve Pakistan.. :)

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  • Rizwan Takkhar
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:23PM

    This is so inspiring. I think Karrar is my newest hero. Someone should make a movie on his life, seriously.

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  • rahmatullah
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:27PM

    excellent, really motivational

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  • Noshi Asif
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:43PM

    Wonderful to see this! I hope others will learn a lot from this hard-working and optimistic young chap. And im not just talking about those in his village, but so many of the supposedly “educated” people in the cities who think they know everything but actually know very little and are so proud of themselves. ……This boy is an inspiration and I hope he keeps going up and up! May you have all the best luck in the world Karrar!

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  • W
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:46PM

    This story is absolutely inspirational.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 2:47PM

    Congratulations. You have made us proud.

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  • Misbah
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:48PM

    wonderful to know that :) May Allah give you success for all your plans.

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  • Akhter
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:51PM

    i appericate karrar effort and lit the hope of education in rural areas and very motivational for reader ,realy have proud on you carry on these effort until you dnt get your destination .May Allah fulfill your wishes ………..best of luCk

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 2:54PM

    This is such a heart warming article.
    In times of complete and utter despair in our country, stories such as these are small beacons of light. Something to make us believe that there is ALWAYS hope.
    I wish Karrar the best of luck with everything.

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  • Mouzma
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:57PM

    SubhanAllah! simply amazing! :) Congratulations to Mr. Karrar Hussain Jaffar and everyone who assisted him in this journey! A shining example!

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  • vasan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:00PM

    Truly inspirational. Hope many youngsters follow your path

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  • Salman Hasan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Truly Inspiring … GOD Bless you :-)

    I’m more excited that we give place & space in our media to such inspiring individuals. Its so refreshing to read this all in an era where we only read & hear news about bad Pakistan, bad Pakistani politician, everything is bad here, killing etc etc …I’m feeling proud here … Thanks Karrar!

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  • Usman
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:08PM

    The best part is that he wants to come back and do something for his area not like selfish ppl like us who always think about that but never tried that step ..:) Can i have his email

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  • likhkuchbhilikh
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:10PM

    But this person still needs to learn a bit of compassion. He still needs to remember that he was a small time kohatian once… And he has changed his roots.

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  • zahra
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:14PM

    This was truly inspirational! I am so proud of you Karrar.

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  • Salim
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:15PM

    What an inspiring story! It’s people like Karrar Hussain who give readers like me the hope and strength to believe in oneself. And Maria, excellent writing. And well done to the sub-editor who must’ve further polished it up.

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  • Karim Javed
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:16PM

    You Teared me up dude.

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  • Hamid
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:19PM

    Proud to have NOP scholarship

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  • Salim
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:20PM

    Oh, and bravo LUMS for initiating the National Outreach Program. Not sure how many but I’m sure a number of students must’ve benefited from it. Way to go LUMS!!

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  • Salman
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:21PM

    Very impressive

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  • Mirrel
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:25PM

    If I had to pick one institution to represent Pakistan on any forum globally, it would be LUMS. Well done, Karar! May there be many like you.

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  • Qudsia
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:30PM

    One of those moments in life where you read a success story and then you tell people hey I know him!! :) Well done, You’ve made so many people proud!

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  • Syed
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:42PM

    What an inspirational story full of emotions, courage, and motivation which brought tears in my eyes. Yes you should come back home and make the change and diffidence in people of your area, your city and Baluchistan. But please wait. Please don’t come back now. Knowing your background which tells that Sipah e Sahaba, Lashker e Jhangwi, Tehreek e Taliban and Taliban must be waiting for you to quench their sectarian thirst. Thats what they are doing these days in Quetta and thats what they have been doing in Karachi and rest of the country. Let this madness settle down. Soon it will end or subside at least. Soon Inshallah. Our prayers for your future.

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  • Afzaal Talib
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:54PM

    Excellent….we have many examples and talent like tht…really proud of him….

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  • rozzak
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:58PM

    Kudos to Karrar!
    But let Me remind to the writer that Its a national daily not LUMS student magazine.The scholarship on which karrar was in Harvard was funded by Fulbright(US deptt of State) and so 7 or 8 more student from Baluchistan to study in the same batch in top US Universities n most of them ve studied in Baluchistan.Please give credit to Fulbright and Pakistan is the biggest recipient of Fulbright in the whole world(150 Fulbright scholar from Pakistan to study in US every year)
    But how many student can get NOP and Fulbright?
    Lastly,i think if Marx was student in LUMS,he must ve written some book on the merits of LUMS n NOP and the first paragraph is very orientalist and ill informed about Hazara community in Quetta.

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  • ahsan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:59PM

    he is inspiration for all youngsters…mashallah

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  • nasir
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:59PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:

    i lives in uk bro, i have same feelings like you. is there any chance of contacting you?
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  • Adil
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:03PM

    Amazing and Inspiring. Masaha’Allah.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 4:05PM

    Assalam o Aliekum

    Karrar Bhai

    We are Proud of You.
    May Allah Bestows you whole life with His Blessings and Grace. Ameen.

    Hope to see you in Pakistan back.

    Uphold to give an Institution like LUMS and Harvard to peoples of Pakistan, especially your home town Balochistan, Pakistan.

    Ahmed Shakeeb Arslan.
    Okara, Punjab
    Pakistan
    +923216951060

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  • adnan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:05PM

    it shows that v have so much talent in balochistan.i request from army and establishment to give due share of balochistan.i request army and establishment to move away from the policy of war with india and cut the defense budget and spend on education.

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  • Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:15PM

    Respect!

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  • Nuzhat Altaf
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:22PM

    An inpiration for all !!!!

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  • Karachiite
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:22PM

    You poured a new spirit in me. You are a true hero Karrar.

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  • Hameedullah Khan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:32PM

    Best of Luck Karar. I hope you will comeback to Pakistan soon to help other in Balochistan follow your footsteps. May ALLAH bless you and help you achieve more.

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  • Hareem
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:33PM

    SO proud to read this, Karrar. Welled up so many times through this article. I’m a crying, giggly mess.

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  • Naveed
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:36PM

    whats the big deal …degree tu degree hoti hai ….chahey Harvard ki ho k Punjab University ki…:P

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  • Ishrat Salim
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:39PM

    Well done Karar….you make us all so proud….wish if our politicians & feudal leaders could just think ” how important education is “…? hope you make bring radiance in the life of our Baluchi brothers….who arte so backward in education etc; compared to the rest of the people of other province….but may Allah swt give you courage & confidence for the difference that you may bring into the lives of your people…A`ameen.May you become the beacon of light for others to follow….may you become a leader – someday…insha Allah.Recommend

  • Mudassir Sheikh
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:39PM

    I still remember the 1st Quarter when me and Karrar were attending Composition and Writing with Ms Sara Zubair, and he hated a few of us for grabbing on to Class Participation points, he was allowed to speak in Urdu to voice his opinion on a topic to earn his share of the points, and i also remember the 16th Quarter where people including me used to ask for his help in economic courses , he was one of the demanded Teaching Assistants.

    One of the best things about LUMS was cultural tolerance and acceptance which helped shoo away the shyness of NOP candidates and made them outshine others.

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  • Anonymous
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:41PM

    You are pride of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:42PM

    I appreciate your effort Maria and acknowledge the efforts of Karrar… he got the talent and luckily utilizes… We, the son of this holy soil aren’t behind anyone in terms of intelligence and ability and he proves it! But there are so many Karrars who could not be able to make their journey, we have to dig out the impediments and then solve those bottlenecks, indeed education has no alternative!

    Less than 5 percent people have access and ability to understand these English newspaper, particularly in urban areas where the facilities and the standard of education is far much better than the outreach areas. The rest 95 percent people also include literates among them but they used to read the Urdu newspaper and some hasn’t got enough time to read those. These kind of motivations should be marketed so that the other karrars whom we don’t want to be a waste come up with their talent and raise the honor of this country.

    State must also bring some mechanism for the remaining Karrars of this country.

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  • Yasser Hashmi
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:45PM

    I should like to mention that Karrar also went out in the earthquake affect northern areas in 2005 and 2006 to distribute relief and help survey and do damage assessment as a part of the LUMS team. He and fellow students worked hard and selflessly in extremely trying circumstances. I remember him and his batch in the the LUMS Adventure Society with great respect and affection.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 4:52PM

    Well done young man.
    Just want to mention here that NOP is sole effort of LUMS. Faculty, alumini and people from related walks of life contribute to the NOP sponsorships. Government has nothing to do with it and they dont even spend a single penny in it.

    Long Live LUMS
    Long Live PakistanRecommend

  • Tony Montana
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:57PM

    A very uplifting story. May there be more Karrars to come out of the backward and underdeveloped areas of Pakistan. Great work on part of LUMS to take this initaitive.

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  • Sane
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:58PM

    Karrar Hussain belongs to a community (Hazara-Shia) which is facing the worst persecution in the history of Pakistan. I hope when he comes back in Quetta, he has something reassuring to see, not blood and devastation.

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  • LUMS07
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:01PM

    We’re really proud of you Karrar! Your were always great at LUMS and you have far exceeded many of your peers. Congratulations on all the successes and good luck for the future.

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  • babe
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:06PM

    Reminds me of my father, who rose from a poor peasants background, to a Brigadier in Pakistan army. He still lives a very simple life, while his army friends enjoy the luxury of conditioned Honda and Civic, he still cycles to his destination in the scorching heat of Lahore. My father realizes the importance of education and is pushing my brother to do a phD too.

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  • nasir tajik
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:09PM

    It seems a miracle. In our student life we used to call an equation: i.e, Hard work = to success, remaining the mercy of Allah as constant. This seems true in dear Karar’s case. Howover I dont understand how he ended in Southern California University (and Harvard is missing in between ?) Moreover storie4s of SRK and Mr Amjad are also fascinating. Allah bless
    Pakistan and its hardwor-king-s.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 5:10PM

    Well done! :)

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  • Adnan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:11PM

    Great work ! Proud of LUMS & to be a Luminite !

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  • Saman
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:12PM

    vow; way to go karar

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  • Rozina Somani
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:27PM

    congratulations Karrar,Sky is the limit.
    Only education can give us future!

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  • Sohaib Ikram
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:31PM

    This is something worth sharing as compared to non-sense blogs being written and published.

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  • SAM
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:39PM

    @Saad: NOP has got nothing to do with any government, its an initiative by LUMS itself started by the visionary Dr. Zahoor Hassan

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  • SAM
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:41PM

    kudos to the LUMS NOP program !!!

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  • Adeel Syed
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:41PM

    Masha-ALLAH

    I am proud of you my brothers. May ALLAH S.W. Bless you with more knowledge and wisdom.

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  • Saima
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:45PM

    Mashallah, I m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you..

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  • Khansa Rizwan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Congratulations. ………Proud son of Baluchistan….

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  • Hassan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:49PM

    SubhanALLAH. being a year junior to Karar at LUMS, i was most impressed by this amazing person’s sense of pride in himself and his culture. he was a prime example of how you need not to change only because people around you are different. that shows the character of a person not to mention his self assurance. well done KARAR you’ve always been a great inspiration for everyone around you and that you have not only made LUMS but the whole country proud.

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  • Muhammad Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:55PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:
    We are working for this with a small school at home for poor children. How can you help us?

    Regards

    Muhammad Ali
    92 300-418-6061

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  • Omair Shakil
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:13PM

    THIS is Pakistan’s future!

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  • kiran ahmad
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:28PM

    Inspiring, i must share with my kids, may Allah give u more honour and keep you on right path,my Aerz-e-pak is needed such intelligence.

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  • me
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:31PM

    what was this article about………………oh right, a small town humble and modest boy making it to harvard. Recommend

  • Sep 8, 2011 - 6:41PM

    As a student at MAJU, Karachi main campus, I have known many Hazara students. And some of them went on to become the best of our university. Quite a few of them are now in Australia, Germany and USA for higher education. And I can tell you that these Hazara people are not only very hard working but also very dedicated. Unfortunately, they are widely hated by the Pashtuns of Quetta due to relgious as well as ethnic differences. Hazaras can contribute much more to the society of Pakistan, if they are given further chance. Their ancestors created Bamiyan caves in more than 100 years, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world (now sadly gone due to Talibans). So you can imagine their dedication.

    Well done, Mr. Karrar.

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  • Salman Jaffery
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:51PM

    Karrar, you have made all Pakistanis in general and LUMINITES in particular very proud of your achievements. Being from the first batch of LUMS (class of 88), I feel really proud of your achievements and would like to congratulate your parents for giving this nation a son like you.

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  • Adnan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:52PM

    Awesome… Amazing story of a self-made high achiever… Yes, the Credit does go to his great Father as well as to his own hardwork and committment.. Hats Off to him! God Bless You My Brother!

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  • Moiz Akhlaq
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:55PM

    Excellent job we all are really proud of you ..

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  • Nefer Jooma
    Sep 8, 2011 - 6:55PM

    karar. if you do read this i urge you to reconsider. you are an intelligent person with a facility for maths and engineering. with your PhD and your intellect, you can contribute more by working with the best, in the best. Baluchistan/Quetta is not presently a suitable environment for you to fulfill your potential. you should know that prof abdus salam tried to contribute to pakistan but had to relocate to europe. but much more important, baluchistan is not a welcoming place for a high profile hazara. the loonys that abound in our sad country will harm you to score propaganda points in the terror campaign being waged against those of your sect/ethnicity. i wish you well. nefer

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  • aisha
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:01PM

    we are simply proud of you and the best part is that you want to take measures to educate your community. I hope and pray that you actually do it.

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  • aisha
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:03PM

    pakistan is proud of you. The best part is that you want to take measures to educate your community. May Allah help you in this endeavour of yours.

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  • NAVEED HAZARA
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:06PM

    Karar Hussain Hazara belong to Hazara community living in Balochistan particularly Quetta. Hazaras are being massacred by religious / nationalist extremist in Quetta Balochistan since last 10 years but in recent months it becomes the order of day to daily massacre members of Hazara community by suicide attacks / target attacks. Karar Hussain Hazara’s achievement is a slap on the face of terrorists / extremist. It is a real response against the extremist forces. Karar, u r proud of Hazara, Balochistan and Pakistan.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 7:08PM

    @Karim Javed:
    May Allah bless you Mr. Karar and I pray that you achieve your dream and walk upon the path you have chosen.

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  • Usman Sheikh
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:09PM

    Hats off to you Karrar….You have made us all proud and I wish we get to see more examples like this one…Even if not Harvard….local boys from small towns going to the universities and making their mark is something Pakistan needs right now….

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 7:10PM

    May Allah bless you Mr. Karar and I pray that you achieve your dream and walk upon the path you have chosen.

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  • Nadya
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:16PM

    This a beautiful true story. I have tears in my eyes . Living amidst corruption , cynicism , indifference , arrogance and God knows all the other things that are wrong with our people and country , this is an inspiring story of hope for our generation , and our children – and a reminder to me , that there is hope and light. And those of us who sometimes lose hope in our daily interaction with the ugly – should still have faith. So proud of you Karrar and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I pray that your efforts are successful in raising awareness in your locality and transforming the lives of your community.

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  • Eesha
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:40PM

    MashAllah, this story is heartwarming and inspiring. May God bless you and all others who dare to dream but live with humility – coming from the ‘whatsup’ crowd this story personally reminds me not to ostracize the simpler pakistanis amongst us as they may be far more intelligent and talented than we would judge by their clothes or English skills

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  • Dr. Zahid Hafeez
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:43PM

    Dear Karrar Asslam-o-Alakum I am very happy to see your story. Zara num hou to bari Zarkaz ha mete. I wish you will get your terget.Recommend

  • Cautious
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:43PM

    Kudo’s to Karrar Hussain Jaffar for his hard work and making the most of his talent. The USA’s should be given credit also – they are the ones that are funding his Harvard Education (ie: Fulbright scholarship) and Harvard should also be given credit because there are plenty of American’s who have equal or better qualifications yet they reserved spots for worth international students.

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  • Nazia Hanjrah
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:58PM

    Well done boy! I am extremely proud of you and it gave me immense happiness to read this post! Extremely inspirational as well! :D SHINE ON!!! IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING! You are an epic example of this statement.

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  • Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:01PM

    Thank you HEC and LUMS. And man all the best to you for your degree and life ahead. This makes me proud of HEC and LUMS.

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  • Jk
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:05PM

    why is one poor guy from Baluchistan making it to Harvard a big deal? it just reflects sad state of education system in that province. if there were hunderds of them then may be it was..

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 8:08PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:
    Please write to me as I am working toward the basic right to education in Pakistan and Human Rights for All. Very keen for all to work towards improving the lives of many deserving students.

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  • Mohammed Khan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:15PM

    Hi Karrar:

    really proud of everything that you have achieved. I remember when we interviewed you for the NOP and I have been hearing from Ali about your remarkable progress. Pakistan is blessed to have young people with your spirit and you are the future of our troubled land. All the best. MAK

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  • yousuf
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:30PM

    i am pleased to hear that a person from my own community comes up with shining attributes to the society by creation of educational awareness and inspiring achievements. i hope one day we get use to listen the same stories and crest climbing. Hazara nation is really brilliant and intelligent in nature if they realize. if we have been let back is the cause that

    we were put in dark world with our dark believes and
    we were kept far from the lights of civilization and education by the extremists and the fascists .
    i am in view that the new era has come and we are moving forward and its much faster than what it was observed before in the history….
    i hope so. . .

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  • hasnat babar
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:31PM

    dear u remind me my old days been through the same pain almost.

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  • Nehan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:34PM

    You make us very proud!!

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  • Ghulam Hussain Hazara
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:45PM

    Karrar Jan Wow wonderful ! its surprised for every one well done brother, but especially for Hazara community its really good news you wana to serve for your people. I salute you for your great cause bcoz great parents as great son. I m proud of you. Mashallah Dear. I m very happy.

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  • Lt Col Imtiaz Alam(retd)
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:49PM

    Well, you did it. Your People need u now to educate them & stand up for their rights.

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  • Hinterland
    Sep 8, 2011 - 8:57PM

    God chose you n now its your turn to be good n choose other people from Balochistan n show them whats in the outside world..Hats off to u man..:)Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:04PM

    a real and living testament to the will and dedication this nation can exhibit even in the harshest of conditions. makes one wonder what we could do if our environment was actually encouraging.

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  • obaid
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:20PM

    passion , hard working plus suport and secrifice of parrents made him to achieve his goal.the best thing is that he wanted to spread education in baluchistan.Allaha may bless him and give him His power to do so.

    obaid

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  • shahbaz Khan
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:25PM

    How touching! U inspire me to start studying again.

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  • Sep 8, 2011 - 9:26PM

    God Bless you Karar and i really hope and wish that you could bring change in Balochistan. Best of luck Dude.

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  • asrar
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:27PM

    nice brother my best wishes is with u

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  • Syed Abbas
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:32PM

    Great work..First time i really like something on tribue.. well covered story..

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  • SF
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:39PM

    All the best to Karrar.. I hope you really return home!!! Very few have been able to do so. they usually lost their way in bright lights of west

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  • Naseem Rasmalai
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:55PM

    Role model. Respect!

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  • Salma
    Sep 8, 2011 - 9:57PM

    i know hazara community to be immensely geared towards education for the past couple of decades i know them as greatly civilized and nice. my heart reaches out to them on the spree of innocent killings leveled against this beautiful community. I wish Karrar and his community all the best, peace and progress in Quetta which has always been a city of brotherhood…but now the evil hands have somehow jeopardized it all. I hope and pary it will be the same beautiful embracing-all Quetta again ….soon.

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  • AJ
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:15PM

    Goosebumps! This is incredible!!!

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  • Sadia
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:36PM

    Amazing! So inspirational! Stories like this give us hope.. Kudos to LUMS NOP. We need more programs in the country similar to NOP.
    LUMS is on its way to becoming an Asian Ivy League!

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  • wajeeh ud din Ahmad
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:37PM

    karrar you are rock Pakistan need People like you and need a spirit as you have.

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  • kamil yar kasi
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:50PM

    no doubt that the story is quite inspirational and hats off to such Karrars but one thing which concerns me now is that most of these stars originate from institutes like LUMS,AKU,IBA,GIK and of course most of government institutes out of balochistan but i would like to request the express tribune news network to kindly prepare a report on BOLAN MEDICAL COLLEGE where i am currently enrolled and believe me you people will cry more than the inspiration of this article.

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  • Azeem Abbas
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:52PM

    Move over Ali Moein Nawazish! Hello Karar Hussain Jaffar!Recommend

  • Abdullah Noorani
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:53PM

    MashAllah….

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  • Azeem Abbas
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:55PM

    Move over Ali Moin Nawazish! Hello Karar Husain Jaffar!

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  • maleeha khwaja
    Sep 8, 2011 - 10:55PM

    my father used to say “diamond will shine any where you put it”, thats how i see karrar as a diamond….where ever he goes, he shines….he works hard for it and got to the top with his:
    – determination
    – enthusiasme
    – hard work
    – honesty

    I am so proud of Karrar and pray other students of our country, think like him and work like him.

    Maleeha Khwaja
    Head of french department
    Aitchison College, Lahore

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  • Kia
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:02PM

    True Inspirational Story, My advise to this Mr. Karrar to stay in USA and get some experience here, Do some research or work in US Companies so that he can use his talent in full potential. Any how its quite an achievement and not every one got a chance like that. Hats off to you Mr…!!!

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  • B Zia
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:03PM

    HUMBLE REQUEST TO ALL FELLOW READERS

    This amazing and inspiring story is maybe the only heart warming and good news we have all heard from Pakistan in a while. Please do not introduce the ethnic ingredient here by commenting how he is from Hazara or really from Kohat or whatsoever. Lets just enjoy this and cherish it and lets just be proud of this boy. Kudos to LUIMS and his parents.

    I wish him all the success in life, and this story still gives me hope, that one day despite our illeterate and self serving leaders, we shall turn around one day.

    God bless Pakistan.

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  • nadia zafar
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:06PM

    I know its an inspirational story and yes I was moved by it too. but I want to point out one thing here,something that has left me feeling a bit dissatisfied with the newspaper. I have noticed a few grammatical mistakes in this article and would like the editors of this newspaper to take note. This is one of the best newspapers in Pakistan and I would not want to see standards going down. Kindly, make sure that proper proof-reading is done before any article is published because it gives the impression of carelessness, something that is unacceptable in print media as this is a source of information for the masses.Carelessness in news coverage leads to bad reporting and mishaps. Other than that, this article was a good read.

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  • umair zaheer
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:14PM

    u r Our National Hero not the singers n actors who r getting Presidential Awards

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  • Mr. T
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:15PM

    Truly an epic journey but the real deal starts when or if he returns back to Pakistan and do something here….

    What if he receives an offer in US which he cant even regret and contributes to our staggering brain drain!!!???

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  • Muhammad Tariq Habib
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:21PM

    Oyay Timo Jin, Congrats you are now a national hero, best of luck for your future endeavours.

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  • Alina
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:38PM

    This is such an inspiring article. We need more people like him

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  • Manzoor Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:44PM

    @Lloyd George:
    George i appreciate ur concern regarding the touch of education in Hazara community, being a Hazara i m also proud of Karrar Hussain, who is such limited resources he manage to achieve which i guess every member of my tribe are willing for… And u r also right about the incidents happened in the past 5 to 6 years have really changed the course of the thought which was about education, still we are not lacking brains which is as capable as Karrar but the scenario regarding the security and prosperity has pretty much changed due to which confidence level and moral of our students has been decreased, i m not asking for any favor m just thanking you for understanding how much we people are dedicated towards education. Thank You…

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  • Grace
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:52PM

    Shows you the calibre of Pakistani people- no matter where they come from, they can do anything if given the opportunity. As for this so called notion of backward areas or rural areas, these people are probably more hard working than many of the city dwellers.

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  • Naseer Ahmad
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:54PM

    Masha Allah
    you really did a great work …. I have no words to admire u … i m just teared up … and ….

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  • hussain1809
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:58PM

    Well done Karrar and excellent work Ms Waqar. We need journalism like this more often.
    Let’s hear more positives than negatives and take inspiration from these miracles of hardwork.

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  • Kohatian
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:04AM

    no doubt u r pride of CCK, LUMS nd PAKISTAN…….
    once a kohatian always a kohatian !

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  • TAUFIQ M KHAN
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:05AM

    This is a great achievement and especially for a student from Baluchistan . But keep in mind that he is one of out millions. I stayed in Quetta for five years and travelled to different parts of the province . Believe me they are 50 years behind the rest of the country, I met class ten students at Pashin and non of them had ever visited Karachi or have seen the sea at Karachi They thought that Bund Khushdil khan a small lake at Pashin was the greatest river or sea in the world Who is responsible for keeping them in the dark ages LET,S THINK

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  • Adnan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:10AM

    I am from quetta also, so i think some clarifications are required about this story, first of all nothing taken away the achivements of this boy but i think it is bit over glorified, first he was studying in cadet college untill F.Sc which is best college of balochistan every year atleast two position holders are from that college in both metric and F.Sc, one more thing should be clearified that his area mariabad is not a remote or backward area of balochistan it is a proper part of quetta city, i have many of my F.Sc and B.sc class fellows from same tribe and area and in genral this comunity is is known for better educatinal sence nad hardworking, in thier are comunity service structure is best in quetta,

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  • Raheel farooqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:16AM

    mashallah very inspiring hats off may Allah help your aim to comes true Inshallah Pakistan Zindabad

    Pakistan need guys like you to out from this where we are bound ….

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  • Mirza
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:19AM

    What a nice story with a great end, like a dream come true. Beta, the whole nation is proud of you.

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  • proud hazara
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:24AM

    First of all,I want to congratulate Karrar Hussain for his amazing achievement because I know there is one reason for his success, Extreme hard work and unyielding faith. I know this because I belong to same place(quetta) and community(hazara) and I am proud of him. Our community from Quetta has always brought pride to pakistan but in the past decade we have been severely targeted by the extremists. I believe and I know that there are so many other Karrar’s in our community but they are getting disheartened by ever worsening situation for us in Quetta. recently Olympian boxer and Asian Goldmedalist Ibrar Hussain was assassinated just because he was a “Hazara”.
    Balochistan Goverment has miserably failed in stopping target killing of hazara community in Quetta but we still have hope and youth and we will overcome this testing times.

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  • Muhammad essa Hazara
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:30AM

    we are Proud of my dear we are an extra-ordinary person May ALLAH bless you with success in every field of Life.

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  • Salma
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:30AM

    @ B Zia am confused why ROOTS are referred negatively as ethnicity all the time…the hazara’s have it in them and credit should be given to them with respect for multiculturalism in pakistan … not just to LUMS…. albiet LUMS was instrumental no denying that.

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  • Muhammad essa Hazara
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:33AM

    Mashalla Bachay Qoum ra amitha name Hazara wa pakistan ra Roshan kanu

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  • MQ
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:34AM

    SubhanAllah! I’m so proud! There is hope!!!

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  • saeed ikram
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:35AM

    i wish and pray ur dream to come back comes TRUE.

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  • Alizeh
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:06AM

    MashahAllah, Allah has indeed blessed you and I am sure you will make a difference in this world – I hope there are manyy manyyy like you in the future!

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  • Good Job
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:07AM

    Great Job but “Whats up” is not equal to Salams. Those idiots at LUMS saying “whats up” are wanna be Americans / westerns.

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  • Waqas Moosa
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:10AM

    Masha Allah … great story…

    and we can make this a reality for many more people … for those who can help (i saw a few comments from those outside pakistan who want to help), please do provide your support to any educational institute in pakistan …

    The NOP program by LUMS is one example, search for the NOP website and see more success stories … as well as links on how you can help them to create more Karrar Hussain stories…

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  • rashid
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:13AM

    Simply, great job

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  • Xam Xaffa
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:14AM

    The Best Part, He Hasn’t Forgotten Who He Is. Good On You Karrar.

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  • DANNY DHALLA
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:18AM

    Terrific job we are all humbled by your story & very proud of your achievements keep it up

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  • Tooba
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:22AM

    I have no words for your motivation I can simply say waowww!!
    This article is truly inspiring.

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  • Saad Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:23AM

    Dude u proved that if there is a will there is a way, Pakistan is proud to have ppl like you, and the best part is that you are coming back to serve your ppl n your country

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  • Bilal
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:25AM

    I am truly impressed. Great job, it would be nice to see him teach everyone in his hometown eventually.

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  • M Asif
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Well done Karrar, you and your parents are examples for many.
    God bless you.

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  • Rayyan Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:43AM

    Mashaa Allah =)

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  • Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:55AM

    Shia community of Hazara face so many problems, yet Mr Karrar’s such journey to success is really something to be proud of:…salute to you and your parents who raised you with so much determination and hard work!!

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  • Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:57AM

    @proud hazara: InshAllah!!! Ya Ali Madad!!

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  • jawad ahmed
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:21AM

    Dear Karrar,I am really delighted to read about your success story. Your success makes me feel very proud as i also belong to queta and graduated from LUMS as well. I can understand your achievment especially in the circumstances you continued your studies with passion in a city like quetta where education and academics is in poor shape, where teachers are being killed and terrorized.

    Well done!!
    I wish you success in your mission.
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  • MK
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:32AM

    Firstly, kudos to Karrar himself for taking the initiative to pursue his studies with such zeal and energy :) Systems are god, but if the student’s not interested, there’s really no point. Secondly, kudos to LUMS and Fulbright for giving students like him and many other deserving ones the financial resources and opportunities.

    One point though: education is such a precious gift – I’ve seen so many rich kids slack off at insitutions like LUMS and lose interest in studies. Would just wish that whoever is studying at whichever university, be aware that someone’s/or some parent’s hard earned money is supporting that education, so don’t slack off – rather than Blackberrying or facebooking in class, try listening to the prof..the time flies by and soon enough you realise you miss it:)

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  • Amir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:34AM

    amazing story………i am just getting ready to take my GMAT but it is hard to top the story of this young man……..America is the land of opportunity where if you got the brains and the will power you can make it anywhere……….

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  • Farooq Chaudhry
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:43AM

    Really needed some good news and this inspiring story is surely it.

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  • Rizwan Javed
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:49AM

    Where da Motivation in it….he luckily got all chances nd he avail dem up..dats da simple story..nthing different in it

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  • Aima
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:59AM

    We r pr0ud of u karar,may the success go always wid.ur the pride of our hazara c0munity v realy need pe0ple lyk u.ur da inspirati0n fo our y0uth.G0d bless u

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  • Malik Nisar ahmed
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:14AM

    Karar you have done a marvelous piece of work,you have made true the Allama iqbal’s verse :Mera Tareek Amiri Nahi Faqeeri Hai………………..Khudi Na baich Ghareebi Main naam Paida Kar:

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  • Umer
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:49AM

    Mashallah, good for you karrar! Now please don’t forget your country and community and come back and be apart of pakistan’s and balochistans successes !

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 4:11AM

    bravo karar birar

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  • e-samosa
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:16AM

    what a bright example of fruits of honoring merit.

    well done kid.

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  • Kashif
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:29AM

    When are we going to replace those Corrupt politician with Great Leaders like Karrar??

    Well done Karrar!

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  • Mina Khan (@minttoos)
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:37AM

    This is so amazing. I wish you good luck for your future goals Mr. Karrar Hussain and hope that you continue to inspire young minds, like myself.

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  • Waqar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:04AM

    Very inspirational. People like Karrar will shape the future of Pakistan to progress.

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  • baqir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:19AM

    Keep it up Mashallah

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  • baqir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:51AM

    proud of you keep it up…..

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  • Mohammad Baqir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:55AM

    Mashallah

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  • Hamza
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:04AM

    Speechless

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  • Asma
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:12AM

    There’s inspirational and then there’s this. All too often, I find myself and people around me lamenting about research papers, quizzes, midterms and what not. This is definitely going to change that. It’s people like Karrar Hussain Jaffar who make Pakistan and fellow Pakistanis proud. I believe this is the face of our youth, of our country; who will rise to the challenges they face time and again. Words cannot express the sense of awe and wonder this story delivers. May more deserving people be able to avail of opportunities like these.

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  • B Zia
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:20AM

    @Salma:

    The root cause of all evil in our society is that we are all Sindhi punjabi Baluchi Pathan mahajir Shia sunni first and not Pakistanis first ms Salma.

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  • saad
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:34AM

    MashaAllah. May he succeed in his objectives. This is truly inspirational and revolutionary. should stun the so called sardars who (like chaudris, pirs, mirs etc in other provinces) dont want education to be imparted. Never heard of their offsprings’ achieving this and doing something good in baluchistan. So much wealth, only to display weapons, wear 20 yards shalwars and grow facial hair. shame on them and their future generations.

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  • Mansoor Jabbar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:14AM

    My dear,
    We are proud of you. Wish you the best in the forthcoming future & have a good one.

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  • Rumi
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:20AM

    Congrats to Karrar Hussain and a special note of thanks to SBA, who vision has created Opportunities like this for scores of students in Pakistan. We need a dozen institutions like LUMS and a hundred programs like NOP to create Hope for the future generation.

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  • Rao Amjad Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:34AM

    Apart from the remarkable personal achievements that Karrar and his highly accomplished parents ought to be proud of, its a story that will hopefully go a long way in motivating scores of Pakistanis, especially in small towns, to dream big, work hard and show to the world that they can also achieve anything they wish to in life.

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  • bushra
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:47AM

    Inspiring.. loved it:)

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 8:59AM

    Karrar is the man!

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  • M hassan qadami
    Sep 9, 2011 - 9:04AM

    I pray from my great god every pakistani boy become like karrar i proud of u karrar best of luck. Recommend

  • MNK
    Sep 9, 2011 - 9:31AM

    ALL i can say ..i have tears in my eyes… lots of prayers for u Mr karar.

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  • Shaheen
    Sep 9, 2011 - 9:36AM

    Good!!

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  • hamzad
    Sep 9, 2011 - 9:49AM

    *why don’t you reveal in BOLD that he is NOT an english-medium riff-raff..that he is NOT a Ba Ba Blacksheep, monkey donkey or toata-maina..that he does not belong to theriffraff westoxicated scxum of Pakistan which says “waht’s up” in response to salaam and which fancies itself a “faariner” in Pakistan…the ones with their sordid arses in Slaveland and their minds in a western skidrow….
    As I have always maintained the brightest of Pakistanis are either from a madressa or from an Urdu-medium…They excel even in english language…they do not use “accents” (what a joke!) and do not wiggle their bums like some lowlifes from the slums of Liverpool.
    Just to reiterate and drill into the minds of the english-medium riff raff: The Chief Editor of the largest newspaper of Canada for over 10 years, and now editor emiritus, and recipient of ORDER of Canada learned english from URDU university Hyderabad (India) where even science & PhDs are done in URDU. He is a FUNDAMENTALIST, Hafiz-i_quraan, decaani-accented highly respected person in Canada.

    The other muslim recipient of the Order of Canada ( highest honor) DR. Ali Rajput is also from Taat-school In Pakistan..again a FUNDAMENTALIST muslim President of Muslim Association…
    Wake up? Pakistan’s main problem is that it thinks a western dressed english-speaking person as ParRha -lokhha and an arbic chanting man as Pious and shareef…GET over this Slavish mentality of the highest order…Make URDU as THE language OFFICIAL as well as CULTURAL alongwith regional languages ..DO NOT SELF_LOATHE YOURSELF …LOVE YOUR RELIGION, LANGUAGE, FOOD, AND RACE…YOU will be released from bondage.*

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 10:07AM

    your life is what you make out of it. 3 cheers for Karrar!!!!
    weldone boy.

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  • Mohsin Ali Aazra
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:12AM

    PROUD OF BEING HAZARA. IT IS A RESPONSE TO THE MASSACRE OF HAZARAS BY KARAR HUSSAIN HAZARA

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  • Saad Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:12AM

    @Rizwan Javed:
    Put urself in the place of this person , a place like Baluchistan where education in not considered as important, and the person belonged to a poor family , and he got lucky because he tried hard, He got good grades because of his hardwork , and its not a normal thing for the people belonging to poor families, so its the motivation for those who are neglected and not aware of thie importance of education , its motivation for those who want to serve their country , its motivation for those who want to get good education , and it shows the picture that Pakistanis do want to raise themselves up and make difference. this story is for those who try hard Recommend

  • Sep 9, 2011 - 10:13AM

    Good going Kararo. God speed.

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  • Zain
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:18AM

    Moral is : Always aim high and always be positive!

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  • alianwer
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:25AM

    As long as there are motivated and deidicated young people like Karrar. there is hope for
    Pakistan. Education is the only hope to save Pakistan?

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 10:35AM

    I met Karrar in Boston couple of years back and it was such a heartening conversation. We talked about our respective countries and how we can move on from our shared past into a new tomorrow. An amazing guy and I think Pakistan needs many more of such sons of the soil! .. Keep it up buddy, so happy for you :)

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  • Sidra
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:36AM

    Amazing, I’m ready to cry. I hope for Karrarr’s success, and that he does indeed return to Pakistan to make a change.

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  • Irshad Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:45AM

    The whole family, particularly father of the boy is also to be appreciated for encouraging his children for better education; as most of the parents wait to increase their income through them as soon as they are able to do any labour work. This is a real story of a young man from lower middle class or poor class and also from a remote corner of under-developed area. Every citizen of Pakistan should congratulate/appreciate the boy for his extra ordinary efforts. He has set an example for all the young and deprived of this country. I suggest the article is also translated into all languages of Pakistan and widely distributed amongst our youngsters. This article should also be published in all news papers of Pakistan. It is also a well written article. Well done Karrar Hussain. Come back to Pakistan with flying colours. If possible, inform your well wishers, we will receive at the Airport with all honours for you.

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  • Saad ullah
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:50AM

    woww!! its really great how u think! the whole country must be proud of u!! God Bless u!!

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  • thinking_tom
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:52AM

    Well done! Incredible and commendable.
    We are in queensland, if your brother has any need for guidance or assistance please let us know, our community does little events every once in a while too, so would love to include him.

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  • Kiran Awan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:55AM

    Asssalamu alikum,

    Please come back to Pakistan when u finish your phD and teach your fellow beings too.

    Come back to your parents/ family/relatives/friends who miss you. Share yur knowledge with them and inspire then to learn.

    Of all the studies, the best knowledge is that of quran. Study that also, that knowledge will help you in future too

    All the best brother

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  • shahzad
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:56AM

    Absolutly wonderful, this shows how talented pakistanis are? Pakistan is a sign of pride & talent, subhan Allah

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  • Hammad
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:59AM

    Thats a hell lot of motivation on one page

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  • FF
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:59AM

    Best of luck with life and love. One more Pakistani family is going to have a stable home and educated people within its four walls for your sacrifice and determination. Your quest for further education follows in the footsteps of one man who also started his journey in the middle of rural Pakistan, Dr. Abdus Salam. Yours is yet another story that we will file under the folder marked “For Inspiration & renewal of the belief that we can do anything if we work hard enough”. Congratulations.

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 11:15AM

    MaSHALLAH – GOD BLESS YOU!!

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  • Hussain karim jafaq
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:25AM

    Dear Mr. Role model Pakistani..

    While reading your story outline regarding the struggle you had and the success you got i realize that how important it is to have an insight for education that must be a part of parenting ..this all comes from home and off course being a Pakistani we all are proud of you,,secondly the institutions such as LUMS, Aga Khan University are the examples for the rest of educational institutions as these graduates are also setting examples in the middle east…

    I wish you best of luck for your future endevour and hope that you will continue the commitment with excellence in education and will also set examples for other fellow Pakistani;s..

    May God bless us all..
    regards
    Hussain Karim jafaq
    Kuwait

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  • masood shah
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:40AM

    Awesome such A great Article which is heart touching Real Story and shows that effort of Karar Husain from Mariabad I think there are more people like karar Husain waiting in Mariabad not just for Opportunity but for Security Protection Many Youngster like Karar Husain have been killed in Target Killing in Mariabad and Quetta City But no one is even talking about

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  • Ali Kazmi
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:45AM

    The True son of Pakistan…

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  • Umair
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:52AM

    Really an inspiring story, especially for students who are from rural areas of Pakistan like me. I salute you Mr. Karrar, You are a source of motivation for us.

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  • Major(r)Faateh Alam Sheikh
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:53AM

    Well done,KarrarHussain,a lad from Baluchistan,has done it,he stands as a symble of Dtermination and commitment,to achieve his goal.Credit to following=

    a-Karrar Hussain,
    b-Parents
    c-PakArmy,Cadet college.For laying strong Education Base.
    d-NoP-for encouraging such students
    e-LUMS-Assisting such students
    f-Faculty of Lums

    I have travelled entire Beautiful Baluchistan,and found the lack of support,to its people for education,was and still a Road Block, from its own Tribal masters.Imagine What was Baluchistan in 1947,and compare its development in all segments of social,economics and Human development.
    a-Communication=Roads
    b-Education=Number of schools,colleges,Universities,Technical institution and Professional
    Institutions.
    c-Political system=An elaborate system of civil Rule ,introduced.Due to which All Baluch/
    Pakhtoons Tribal leaders got theior share of Government Rule,How they perform,its for the people ofBaluchistan to judge.
    d-Gawader Port -Its a begining of yet another success story provided its Sardars do not sabotage it.

    To confirm the Achievement of Karrar Hussain,I salute to the Brave child From Baluchistan

    Major(R) Faateh Alam Sheikh

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  • M. Islam Bari
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:05PM

    Karrar be committed to your aims and do something not only for the your community but for whole balochistan I must say instead for whole Pakistan. we need youth like you.

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  • Mansoob abrar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:10PM

    Very well done son; Head off.

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  • Zarghuna
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:29PM

    Dear Karrar,
    you are an inspiration for many, and particularly for me. you have achieved a lot and i hope this is just a small part of your success in the future. all the very best.
    make your nation proud! all my prayers are with you.
    May ALLAH give you the strength to achieve your goal to educate people of your area.
    we are proud of you!
    take care,
    Zarghuna :)

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  • yousuf
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:31PM

    Its really encouraging and motivational story for all Villages/Town living Pakistanis..Whole Pakistan is proud of you Karrar !

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  • Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:33PM

    When I read the title of this article, I just knew it would be Karrar. How many times have I heard your story from friends, that Youtube video and now this article. Let me add something; Karrar was a source of inspiration for many even when he was studying at LUMS, a studious student of Economics and a very dedicated TA whose tutorials were far better than faculty lectures (and we’re talking about foreign qualified LUMS faculty here). I count myself among those motivated by him and other great students like him at LUMS to pursue an academic career in Economics.

    Wish you all the best with your future endeavors and may you continue to inspire us all.

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  • Umair
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:34PM

    Really Inspiring, Especially for students who are from Rural areas like me. I salute you Mr.Karrar. You are a source of motivation for us.

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  • Umair Khalid
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:35PM

    Speechless…
    M proud that i m also a part of NOP programme..

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  • Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:41PM

    Well done Karrar !!! gr8 yar you have made the whole nation and the province very proud. You r very inspiring. i used to give your examples to people to motivate them for studies. i still recall those days when we r in karachi and you were preparing for SAT and the days i used to visit you in LUMS. All beautiful it was. I wish and pray for your good health and success. Many hopes are attached from you. now its the time to bring your ideas in practice and bring great changes. May Allah bless you. Waiting for the treet…. :-)

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  • mirza zafar hussain
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:49PM

    Karar Hussain we are proud of you. May Allah Bless you and keep you in his utmost care. I know people of your community who have excelled in their professional undertakings ie Air Marshal (R) Sharbet Ali Changezi, Gen Musa and many more in armed forces. Continue working and Allah will reward you beyond imagination.

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  • Aamir Shahzad
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:05PM

    Bravo Karrar !!! Really really appreciate your efforts for reaching so far. Myself being a LUMS grad too and a beneficiary of one such programme sponsored by ADB can well understand the achievements you have made. I truly pray for your success in life and your ambition to serve back to your deprivated and suffering community back at Mariabad, Quetta. I have also been to Mariababd area at the foothills of Koh-e-Murdar in Quetta and trust me what i appreciated most is the passion for cleanliness and gender equality in the Hazara Community. I really wish your community to be safe from the horrors of ethnic and racial carnage currently going on. This is one area, i think you can amass some real efforts from international community while studying in US. It is about survival.
    Wishing best of luck to you and your community. Also appreciate the editor to bring such an inspiring story infront.

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  • Syed Hassan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:10PM

    Thats truly an example of a genius like you Karrar …
    Prayers, determination and dedication lead to such inspiring victories ..
    Alhamdulillah Allah has given a a great chance , and i hope you would do the best over there with the realization that most people need your guidance in your area ..May be you can produce several more Karrar’s like you in your area ….

    i salute you and your determination and hard work with the vision..hope and pray you achieve more than that even inshAllah ..
    well done ..!!

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  • FARHAN
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:12PM

    @Sane:
    Well said. We cant forget sectarian violence in Quetta. The ethnic and sectarian bloodshed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan is disturbing for all of us. I request Army to push political parties for political negotiation of Balochistan issue. Respect for all communities of Pakistan.

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  • Ishaq
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:16PM

    You achivement is inpiring to all students in Balochistan in particular to your community members. how can you practically translater your objectives? Let us know if you needs support to make you connected widerly with the the community of students.

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  • Syed Hassan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:24PM

    @Rizwan Javed

    Even he got his chances …wont you appreciate his hard work …and the melancholy he sustained because of cultural mismatch …even in the same country…

    Leaving his family from such a small town where he would be attached like hell and then all over studying with the ones here in LUMS (moderate, modern and rich people) not getting distracted (overcoming the home sickness THE biggest factor) and EVEN then continuing working hard …
    Chances Dont come themselves to you walking ..its for those who strive hard and keep an eye at all offers AT ALL times to achieve right When they are present ..

    Dont you realize his Bright and honorable PROMISE to return back to his small town area, i bet 80% wont even come back when getting such HI-FI facilities abroad..

    Dont you think Americans would have offered him a ‘BLUE’ passport all at once and remaining there and Continuing to work over there ..

    Even if not true , He HAD GUTS to promise to return back to his sweet and loving small town home ..

    Purpose is to appreciate without hatred and pray and Strive to compete for a better Pakistan ..inshAllah .

    hope u didn’t mind ,

    Regards,

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  • JOHN HAIDER
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:29PM

    would that Govt of pakistan dipute some loyal pakistanies who have guts,skills and qualities to look after the assest of pakistan like you children.This is height of bad luck pakistan could not produce a leader like Quaid-e-Azam or Bhutto who speak truth with nation. we have rulers as liar,looter and lusty of their own interest. if 1% of govt of pakistan hiddern expneses or reduce cost of stupid protcol or emprores facilities can save the career of pakistan as you and other talent

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  • basim
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:34PM

    Like Karar hussain ,there are a considerable number of people in Pakistan who graduated from prestigious uni of the world but majority of them goes to the teaching field ,workig as professors and honorary lecturers.this thing is good. we need world class educated teachers .But there are very few people who preferred to do practical research .As mentioned in column ,we need “development ” in every area and it comes from research not by teaching,which is another way of riterating the same old things .
    ORS ,a medicine of vital importance was invented by a Bangladeshi researcher .In the previous years another Bangladeshi who was doing research in chemistry in the US ,was given a prize of 10000$ for his invention of a device for purification of water,solution of a mojor problem in BAngladesh .Such things will benefit people . If some one does a Phd form harvard ,his degree will be useless unless and until he uses his world class knowledge for developing a new idea or new infrastructure to benefit his people .
    i know a Pakistani ,who is doing Phd from UC Berkley and he is researching on nano particles.What will his research contribute in the life of a common Pakistani man.??
    Karar Hussain should do research on improving our education infrastructure,if his aim is to impart education in society.He should make a team of the like minded people and he should be motivated to bring change in whole education system of Pakistan not just teaching in his locality.

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  • Kamran
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:41PM

    Very well done. May Allah Almighty bless u and give u strength and resources to go back and help your country. Ameen

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  • Dr Den
    Sep 9, 2011 - 1:53PM

    Konsa teer maar liya? Just a Phd from Harvard on scholarship? Big thing? and people started praising you……WHY? …….wait for me next comment :)

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  • Fatima
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:05PM

    Shabash,karrar.we need more people like you.may allah help you in all your ambitions.

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  • Saadia
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:14PM

    and this is how you do a successful human interest piece.
    Good job ET. And so proud of the NOP program!

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  • Abdul Qadir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:30PM

    A fabulous example that why confidence in yourself has to play a key role in determinig the future prospects of life. This also shows that one should not fear himself between the people of different status as it is rightly said “when their is a will, their is a way”.

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  • Jameel Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:35PM

    From Harvard down to Uni of S. California? That’s a downward slide :(
    But reasonably well done, otherwise!!

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  • Jawad Ali Mirza
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:43PM

    Bravo Karrar you have inspired us alot.

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  • Arslan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 2:43PM

    Bravo!!!!

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 2:57PM

    Utterly inspirational. I really expect this young lad to bring revolution in Baluchistan and at large to our country!!

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  • haji abdul rehman
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:06PM

    This is inspiring. What you deserve idonot knwo. But we are pround of you.

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  • Faraz
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:10PM

    Indeed very inspirational and motivating… not only for the underprivileged but also for the educated ones in cities. Best of luck Karrar. May Allah give you success in all your future plans.

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  • ghazala
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:10PM

    I got real goose bumps reading the story of the determined young man. So much credit to his parents too. I am sure there are so many more like him… waiting for the right opportunity. May allah be with them

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  • ali Jafri
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:15PM

    Hi Karar
    im not sure if you will ever read my comment but let me tell you that all my life i was given your example at home that how well you have done in a government school and how bad i am dispite going to a private school with huge tuition fee. I never got a chance to meet you or know you in real life but today after reading this article i know that you have done for real and everything that i heard about you is true or i always thought that my parents are making up stories about some hazara boy who is doing well in his studies. Today im in London and i realise the importance of education every moment and i wish i had listened to my parents more when i was a kid.
    Wish all the success and blessings brother.
    just another hazara.
    [email protected]

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  • Owais
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:33PM

    Well done dude…All the best for ur future!

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  • Owais
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:33PM

    ALLAH Bless you Karar, Keep it up and keep our country on proud :)

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  • tahir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:39PM

    I am truly amazed by the inspiration of this guy….in this materialistic world when we get qualified and decide to stay abroad to raise our life style, he has decided to come back and educate his own community….
    MAY ALLAH bless you and keep you focussed on your ambition…Amen

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  • Raza
    Sep 9, 2011 - 3:50PM

    We need such personalities to motivate the nation for Education.

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  • Ali Khalil
    Sep 9, 2011 - 4:11PM

    Keep It up bro, yur story made me think n feel that I can also do something special :)

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  • Aysha Sajid
    Sep 9, 2011 - 4:15PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:
    I appreciate your gesture. Tell me in what way you want to help fellow country people?

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  • Saad Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 4:24PM

    @Dr Den:

    !
    Ok, It might not be a big thing for you , but its the biggest things for a guy who is born in a poor family , keep your negative criticism to yourself !

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  • Faheem
    Sep 9, 2011 - 4:40PM

    One word, “Inspirational”

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  • Yasir
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:09PM

    Awesome man just awesome…

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  • Anusha Jabeen
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:13PM

    Truly an inspiration for all other Pakistanis !Gives hope to all others and really shows that hard work pays off.

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  • Bilal Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:18PM

    Exemplary!This story gives a lesson and and tells us Pakistan has heroes.

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  • Malik
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:21PM

    Good work dear. i believe that struggle never fails and prove is karar. Recommend

  • Daud
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:56PM

    We have a 3 or 4 tiered education and social system, hence the gross inequality of opportunity, and its consequences: rising frustration and hatred for Pakistan among the youth.
    Its people like Karrar who should get presidential awards and not Sharmila Farooqui who are born privileged, live privileged, contribute to inequalities and injustices and make the rotten system perpetuate.

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  • abdeali nafar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Great. It was purely your attachment and will to succeed that you came out with flying colours.All the best

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  • Aaliyan Asif
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:07PM

    Indeed its matter of pride that one of my tribe-mate has succeed to prove the strength of our tribe.Karrar is not the only one who has experienced so.i hope karrar will second me.more over article has over emphasized about the culture and interests of our tribe.i would just simply say that education rate in our community is almost 82% which is acknowledged by Govt officials as well.every one of this tribe can proof him/her self if they get a chance or have luck like Karrar.

    proud of u bro……
    u have made Changazi(hazara) proud.
    gud luck

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  • Mehvish Khurram
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:21PM

    MA….May Almighty help Karrar change things in Pakistan….wish u all the best!

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  • Ali Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:24PM

    This is really inspiring, I just wana say God bless u and give u strenght to serve Pakistan, U have made us proud.

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  • Amjad Awan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:38PM

    I wish he could have said he would serve Pakistan instead of mentioning his community, as it is Pakistan who brought him all this accolades.

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  • Sahar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:48PM

    Encouraging, Motivating and Exhilarating. Makes you wonder how small your problems are and how others manage to achieve so much with so little. Best of luck for the future. You are for sure a ray of hope for Pakistan.

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  • S.Raza Abbas
    Sep 9, 2011 - 6:52PM

    well done great Pakistani.

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  • Rizwan Javed
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:14PM

    @Saad Siddique
    Well u said he is belonging to an area where education is nt important for ppl..i wuld like to add kindly read dis article carefully..his father is a source of motivation fo him as he wants his son to get educated…so dis thing dats he belongs to a region where education is nt important does nt exist…bcz as far as his family is concerned education is very important…
    Now ur 2nd point dat he belongs to a poor family so he got gud grades..i wud like to add ma friend dat most of da students who got grades belongs to Poor family….bcz only dey knw if dey want to b sumthing dey hav to work hard…so there r millions or trillions of examples like dis…
    Nothing different in it…whts different is dat Express shares his story…

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  • Rizwan Javed
    Sep 9, 2011 - 7:29PM

    @Syed Hussain

    I appreciate ur opinion ma friend…..
    Home Sicknessss hahahahahaha…wht i shud say in reply of dis thing….i studied abt 5 years away frm family…nw a days em working in Saudia away frm ma family…..dan i shud b a Inspirational model also..Hey Expressss kindly share ma story also hehe
    Nw i will cum to ur 2nd point..chances dnt come u hav to work hard to attain dem blah blah….well ma friend dere r alot of persons who r working more hard dan him nd even dan dey r nt getting chances….for me dis Person is lucky…he wants to come back to serve his area…i appreciate his thinking…bt da day when he ll get a golden offer all his patriotic feelings ll cum to an end….its easy to speak but its hard to implement ur saying…

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  • Kidwai
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:02PM

    Beta, Karar hats-off to u and ur proud parents for showing our young generation that success always comes with willingness,determination shear hardwork and with “EDUCATION” only.
    I couldn’t find words to explain my feelings for ur achievements u hv done so far and i pray from my heart that Allah help u bringing more laurels for our beloved Pakistan.
    ALLAH bless u ur family and our Pakistan.

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  • Rahul
    Sep 9, 2011 - 8:09PM

    What a herculean achievement Karrar. Hope your story guides many others to follow suit.

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 9:18PM

    Congratulations to Karar.. Really motivational and inspirational. No doubt he has worked a lot and got the opportunity to be graduate of Harvard University. I have example of my father who walked miles for study and graduated from Hailey College, Punjab University in late 70′s. Which is nonetheless a big achievement. I am a recent MBA-Marketing graduate due to His efforts and my mother support, even He is not with us now.. The thing is that you should first have a vision, and if you have passion for it, you work hard to achieve it and if you are committed you achieve it. And you know “Law of Attraction” definitely works.. The biggest dilemma is that we don’t know what we have to do, we have no vission. Well there is lot of talent in Pakistan but due to lack of knowledge, Govt., Private Education System difference, provision of scholarship, lack of Govt. support it is creating problem. And people think that only LUMS, GIKI or IBA students can get scholarships because they have affiliation with international universities but not a student from other university can get it.

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  • Sep 9, 2011 - 9:19PM

    Good Job. May Allah bless you, your family and of course,Pakistan

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  • Junaid
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:30PM

    MASHALLAH…May Allah Pak give you more success and may other people too think good for Pakistan like you do…best of luck!

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  • Ali Khan
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:31PM

    Mash Allah very good achievement indeed. This shows that Pakistan has a lot of talent like this but it is needed to be guided.

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  • Rizwan Bugti
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:51PM

    I would like to congrats one of my fellow brother. i can understand well that how Karrar managed all the way to US and his studies as me too belongs to the same province and me too faced somehow the same situations. I still remember when i stepped in UET, Lahore where every one use to laugh at our Balochi Shalwar kameez. Balochistan got talent but need assistance. i pray to ALLAH that Balochistan situations gets better so that our young talent may also do something for their community, province and specially for country. i wish Karrar every success in his future.

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  • Khadija
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:53PM

    Wish you best of all good lucks!

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  • Shams Bin NIaz
    Sep 9, 2011 - 10:59PM

    I wish we can have more success stories like Karrar; A true inspiration- Ghadhri ka Laal. This is no less an achievement by any standard

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  • osama ali dogar
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:11PM

    everyone pls pray 4 me,although im poor in studies but USA is my dream in life

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  • Saad Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:25PM

    @Rizwan Javed:

    Dear, if you have read the above comments from Hazara people and the people from this community, then you will realize that he is the source of motivation for these people, if he is the source of inspiration and motivation for his people and the people his community , if he is making difference for his people, if his people are recognizing him , then you are no one to say that. Its not different for you , but its different for them. If they are motivated by his life, his career and education , then whats bothering you .

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  • Sadaf Ali
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:41PM

    it is a true example of how Allah decides our destination your faith can take you to the places beyond your imagnation, Allah is very meharban at yyou always be shukar guzaar.

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  • Saliha
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:55PM

    A dedicated soul indeed … Yet another inspirational personality for all of us.
    Stay succeeded brother.

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  • guest-worker
    Sep 10, 2011 - 1:09AM

    A GREAT till the full bright scholarship. Now you are a spy!

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  • Abdullah
    Sep 10, 2011 - 1:12AM

    speechless………..!!!!

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  • Waleed Farrukh
    Sep 10, 2011 - 1:13AM

    This is why i am proud to say that i am a LUMINITE!

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  • Sheherzad
    Sep 10, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Really proud of you Karrar. Your story is truly inspirational as are you.

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  • Shimmi kidwai
    Sep 10, 2011 - 4:02AM

    I do not have words to express my feeling we all should be very proud of your achievement determination and commitment you showed to achieve the goal
    I am a coordinator for TCF in Washington area and doing fund raising every year with the goal to provide education to children in Pakistan with a dream n my mind one day a bright student who will get the oppurtunity will make us feel proud like you have have made all of us may Allah bless you
    Regards
    Shimmi

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  • Sep 10, 2011 - 5:45AM

    In my 20 years of teaching and training, I lost count of the number of young people whom I felt would make it to the top of the pile given half the chance. It lifts my spirits to see at least one of them make it and yet it breaks my heart when I think of those thousands of others whose only ‘crime’ was their circumstance of birth. I commend LUMS for the outreach program and I take back some of my criticism about how USAID spends its money.

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  • Hafsa
    Sep 10, 2011 - 6:17AM

    very inspirational.

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  • @Sajid Tungekar: Sajid we have started an NGO by the name of HERA whose mission is to provide quality education to underprivileged children to develop them into confident, employable and responsible citizens of tomorrow. Please do see our facebook page as well and would love for you and anyone with the same dream to join in our vision.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/HERA/242349235777824?sk=info

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  • Mahtab Tariq
    Sep 10, 2011 - 6:53AM

    Wish you all the best .Pakistan zindabad

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  • Iftikhar Changezi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 7:17AM

    This guy is such an inspiration for a lot of people back home. He has revolutionized the way lot of students think. TO THE AUTHOR, we appreciate your effort that you published the story of this aspiring young man. BRAVO KARAR and EXPRESS TRIBUNE.

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  • Yasir Afzal Rajput
    Sep 10, 2011 - 7:40AM

    Dear Karaar,

    Proud of you dear. Keep up the good work.

    Wishing you all the best.

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  • majid aized
    Sep 10, 2011 - 8:33AM

    he is no doubt a source of inspiration….May ALLAH bless him with emaan , health and i wish all his intentions may change the life of all of our Pakistani brothers….

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  • Ali Hassan
    Sep 10, 2011 - 10:29AM

    i love that , i know how karrar did hard to manage all this and i really feel proud of being his country fellow . Karrar you gave us real courage and happiness in such a worst time of disappointment. i love you story.

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  • maneeza sajjad qureshi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 11:16AM

    Mashallah
    this was really something that came from his father’s motivation and upbringing
    may Allah ease the path for this nation towards glorious future with ease and honour
    god luck to him for more achievements in life
    Inshallah

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  • Shahzad, Saiyed
    Sep 10, 2011 - 11:21AM

    Bravo! you made it ….. i have a feeling that you were my class fellow @ PAF School Samungli ….

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  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 12:12PM

    According to Fulbright regulations he would have had to come back to Pakistan to serve the country. Now he is pursuing PHD and thereafter may get a work offer in the US. Talk about helping his people in Balochistan. These phonies is what annoys me. ( @ author: why dont u print this, try to accept views from other people too rather than toe an official line)

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  • Khawar Sajjad Khawaja
    Sep 10, 2011 - 12:23PM

    Nation is always proud of its heroes………Karar you are an inspiration and real Hero of us all. May Allah Bless you with success and enlighten your heart. May you succeed in all your endeavors. We do indeed need people in every nook and corner of Pakistan who can kindle the flame of education among their people and bring glory to our homeland.

    We do indeed look forward to see many of people from your hometown to follow suit and despite all odds make to higher echelons of Government in Pakistan where you are needed desperately

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  • Haroon Khattak
    Sep 10, 2011 - 2:07PM

    I am proud to say that we spent 5 years in Cadet College Kohat.
    Good luck Karar and have a wonderful life ahead.
    Great Achievement

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  • Sep 10, 2011 - 2:43PM

    Congratulations to Karar with all the best wishes.Recommend

  • alina tariq
    Sep 10, 2011 - 3:04PM

    i realy appreciate the motivation of you karrar. well don:-)

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  • alina tariq
    Sep 10, 2011 - 3:06PM

    wak karrar wah:-)Recommend

  • Mehr
    Sep 10, 2011 - 3:47PM

    WOW, MashAllah that is so amazing, God bless you and i’m so happy about what you want to do in Balochistan :’)

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  • Khan
    Sep 10, 2011 - 3:50PM

    It is not often one comes across such a truly marvellous story. I wonder how other Karrar Hussain Jaffars exist in Pakistan. Young people bursting with talent who have been badly betrayed by the almost non-existent State education system in our country. Our national propensity for spending our meager resources on weaponry and other non-developmental expenditures means that our youth and by extension the future of our country is doomed to a dismal future.

    Ironic isn’t it that this young man’s luck in the end came from the much reviled USA

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  • Ashfaq Ahmad
    Sep 10, 2011 - 4:17PM

    I have written something relevant to Karrar story on Facebook.Please read it,if interested.Thanks

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  • Mirza
    Sep 10, 2011 - 4:40PM

    You are the pride of Hazaras. I wish every single member of our community could follow you because you are the role modle for our youth. May God bless you.Recommend

  • wasim
    Sep 10, 2011 - 5:17PM

    Hats off to u, by the way watsup now? Dont u ever get stuck there like othe Pakistanis!Recommend

  • Ashfaq Ahmad
    Sep 10, 2011 - 5:26PM

    Well done Karrar.Wish you success.Amin.

    Another Hazara from Quetta-Sharbat Ali Changezi roze to great heights in early 1950s.
    He studied at Government College.Got commission at PAF.Won Sword of Honour.Became an ace Pilot.Got to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.

    Another Quetta Boy-

    Mohammad Anwar Malik
    Studied at Quetta College
    Topped in F.Sc in 1959 (Punjab University) Missed Dr.Abdus Salaam’s record by a few marks.
    Studied at Enineering University,Lahore.Broke all time record in final year.
    Went to US.Broke 126 record at University there.
    Got Ph.D
    Wrote books
    His name is in America’s Who is Who.
    Got FS1 -same grade as President Nixon di (I dont know what FS1 means though)
    Designed a Truck for American Motors.
    Worked as Adviser at UN.His colleagues included Dr.Manmohan Singh .
    Read many appers.Shared stage at Delhi with Dr.Abukl Kalam of india.
    Lives a quiet life in Quetta at present

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  • Durdana JAmali
    Sep 10, 2011 - 5:38PM

    So Karar if people like you can change life for your siblings and yourself then you can also bring change in Baluchistan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALLAH always keep you blessed.

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  • waqar saleemi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 5:40PM

    Even after scholarship, an ordinary person can not afford the living of 3 children in Harvard US, Australia and in prestigious university of Lahore, no matter how much part-time work children do now a days. I am myself a student on scholarship in London and not being able to make a living for myself. This person have been given too much attention without proper scrutiny. Recommend

  • Sep 10, 2011 - 5:42PM

    speechless ……………. too good ……….

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  • waqar saleemi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 5:49PM

    Even after scholarship, an ordinary person can not afford the living of 3 children in Harvard US, Australia and in prestigious university of Lahore, no matter how much part-time work children do now a days. Some of his relatives may have connections with the corrupted govt. officials of Pakistan who keep on looting everybody. This person have been given too much attention without proper scrutiny.

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  • Obaid Hashmi
    Sep 10, 2011 - 6:01PM

    May Allah bless you Karrar.. Pakistan needs leaders like you… Pakistan paindabad…

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  • Iqbal Shafiq
    Sep 10, 2011 - 6:14PM

    it proves my point that good english, dress or school doesnt matter, what matter is talent and good brain.

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  • saima anwar
    Sep 10, 2011 - 6:49PM

    excellent work .hope u come back for ur people.

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  • Anum Asad
    Sep 10, 2011 - 7:02PM

    Bravo man….u r gr8 inspiration fr our youngstrz……

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  • Karachiite
    Sep 10, 2011 - 7:28PM

    @ Rizwan Takkhar

    You are so right brother. He is surely a hero and the hero we all need to follow. We need someone to reinvigorate and rejuvenate our dying spirits. We need someone like him to resurrect or moribund confidence as a nation. He surely is someone to become the subject of a film. Wish if Shoaib Mansoor can carve his new movie around my Hero “Karrar”.

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  • Karachiite
    Sep 10, 2011 - 7:29PM

    @ Rizwan Takkhar

    You are so right brother. He is surely a hero and the hero we all need to follow. We need someone to reinvigorate and rejuvenate our dying spirits. We need someone like him to resurrect or moribund confidence as a nation. He surely is someone to become the subject of a film. Wish if Shoaib Mansoor can carve his new movie around my Hero “Karrar”.Recommend

  • Sep 10, 2011 - 7:57PM

    I am confident that these scholarships like NOP and OSP would soon make Pakistan a different country in the world. Well Done!!!

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  • fatima hurmat ul ain
    Sep 10, 2011 - 9:35PM

    Excellent

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  • Sep 10, 2011 - 9:42PM

    That’s really inspiring, we’re proud of you Karar!

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  • Asif Ilyas
    Sep 10, 2011 - 10:14PM

    He is brilliant.I appreciate that he wants back to his native village.Balochistan needs more like him but he belongs to hazara comminity which is under attack now a days from Lashkar-i-jangvi.My ALLAH ! Grant us strength to avoide this “war against terror’Recommend

  • muhammad afzaal
    Sep 10, 2011 - 10:28PM

    Karar you are great, you have proved that if a person has a will, Almighty pave the way for the success,you are the example for the peoples living in the remotest side of the country

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  • Syed Ikram Haider
    Sep 10, 2011 - 10:32PM

    Very inspirational and motivational, specially for the Youth of Baluchistan. if Karrar thinks God have choosen him. karrar now its your turn to choose youth from your community or Provence and give them a right direction.

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  • zehra
    Sep 10, 2011 - 11:14PM

    inspirational and motivational. thumbs up dude!

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  • Shariq
    Sep 10, 2011 - 11:19PM

    After reading this, it seems like nothing is impossible. Truly an inspirational account of a daring person. Now if we could all be like him, adamant about education and pursuing a life of success, than I don’t think anything can stand in our way.

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  • Maryam
    Sep 10, 2011 - 11:22PM

    That was simply amazing and extremely inspirational! MashAllah!

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  • Waqar Hassan
    Sep 11, 2011 - 12:18AM

    He didnt study at some school beneath the tree, but at Cadet college. So not a big deal if he gets chance to be one of the NOP

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  • Zohaib
    Sep 11, 2011 - 12:29AM

    Proud of you Karrar! That’s one great feat you achieved.

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  • Pat_riot
    Sep 11, 2011 - 12:30AM

    I can see more and more American scholarships showered on the boys like him in the future who belong to such less developed areas. For some, I have just disrespected the genius – NO, I have’nt. Its not now that our country has started producing geniuses. Hard work is our very old tradition but its just recent that our people get mentioned on such a large scale. I can understand some reasons behind all this. Without disrespecting, Young man! whatever you have acheived so far is amazing but its also true that uptil now, you have done it all for yourself. Your Fsc (Cadet college), Bsc (LUMS), Msc(Harvard) and your ongoing Phd (University of Southern California) is all in your bag. The true salute will be done when you will fulfil your promise of serving you mother nation. When you will impart this precious knowledge to those hundreds and thousands back home.

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  • sadaf shoaib
    Sep 11, 2011 - 12:38AM

    Well done Karrar…So proud of you!

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  • M Chishti
    Sep 11, 2011 - 2:54AM

    I wish you all the best in live, you are a hero and as pakistani I am so proud of you. lastly I would add you made our nation so proud. God bless you.

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  • Sep 11, 2011 - 2:57AM

    salam to all of you !
    my name is Ali Naqi Baig and i read this page written about HAZARA nation which i dont agreee with, first of all i want to tell MARIA WAQAR that Hazara is not a tribe its a name of a nation, secound we do not live is small huts which yyou have mentioned in your page, we in a small living area have the best living style in balochistan and maybe in pakistan level too, in such small area we have the best boys/ girls primery, secondray, high and to university level education. best language centres and alot more which you never seen before.. i want to ask you personaly one question that have you ever been to ALAMDAR ROAD MARIABAD? i dont think coz when i read your silly words about HAZARA nation i just started laughing that there are still people who can write without having any informatuon about it. its ofcourse that there are people who lives in small houses beside the hill areas but you can not name them HUTS.
    and by the way we can proudly say that we are more then 80 % highly educated( nation).
    I HOPE I WILL RECIEVE A RESPONCE FROM YOUR SIDE.

    NAQI BAIG

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  • Mazhar
    Sep 11, 2011 - 5:20AM

    WOW!

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  • Nadeem Yousuf
    Sep 11, 2011 - 5:53AM

    Aye puttar hatan te nahin wikday….
    Kiyun labhdi phirain bazar kude….
    Aye dain aye mere Data di…..
    Na aywein takran mar kude…..

    Exceptional people like Karrar are truly gift of God. They are born to be successful and are pride for their family, friends and motherland. May Allah (swt) gives this young man a long, healthy and properous life. Salute to his parents, especially to his mother, who gave birth to such a jewel. In Urdu term, a true, Gudri mein La’al).

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  • Sanad
    Sep 11, 2011 - 6:21AM

    Inspiring indeed. But Karrar, you must understand that Salaam is not equal to What’s up!

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  • Aamir
    Sep 11, 2011 - 7:53AM

    @HERA (Health Education & Rehabilitation Association):
    This has been a great achievement and an honor for Pakistan… It shows that, if proper guidance and education given to young children, Pakistan can really prosper and inshallah come out of this wrath of illiteracy…

    Wat to go HERA

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  • fazal nasir
    Sep 11, 2011 - 8:21AM

    very good karrar. people should learn lesson, as i have learnt.

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  • Mussarat
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:23AM

    i never ever read any article online but your article was the first one i read and interestingly, ‘ i wept ‘ lol

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  • Izzi Khan
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:29AM

    Reading your story left me with tears in my eyes and a big smile .. may God bless you for all your efforts! It’s inspirational to see that there are so many people out there willing to take on a challenge and make it to the top, in contrast to the typical adolescent these days who wants an iphone, laptop and a degree handed over on a silver platter! May your story inspire others to achieve what you have, iA!

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  • abuwajeeh hashmi
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:37AM

    bravo brother ! but i have one request , do come to your country , your city , your community at least serve them for a decade then I know you would go for money making and luxuries. Please dedicate a decade minimum for you homeland.I wish you success in all your future endevours.Amen.

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  • Tajmughal
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:55AM

    Excellent Karrar, you are adding to nation’s pride. One small suggestion….before coming back, 1st try to build a team of courageous youth in US and also in Pakistan to bring some tangible change in this society, where everyone at the helm of affairs is there to stop you. By this way you can succeed in your goal and bring change effectively, cuz the degrading forces here are much much more stronger than the constructive ones.

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  • Eid
    Sep 11, 2011 - 12:11PM

    Karrar bro, we are waiting you here in Quetta…not these days…as Hazaras are being killed by the terrorists..but in future. Hope you come in Balochistan and will spread the light of education… Proud of you …Poud to be Hazara.

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  • Shams uz Zaman
    Sep 11, 2011 - 2:16PM

    Now that is really unfair. I have lived in Quetta for almost 3 years and there are lot of learned people living in Mariabad with some of them living now in various cities of Pakistan and even other countries of the world. Karrar Hussain is indeed the most flourishing star but its not fair to declare Mariabad a completely barren and uneducated place. The reporter filing the report must have known the facts at least.

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  • sajjad hussain
    Sep 11, 2011 - 2:34PM

    Well done karrar hussain. We are proud of U.
    This inspiring story must be highlight by the
    local media here in pak also. This will help the
    talented youngsters to set a Goal thinking beyond
    the hindrance they have…..
    Best of Luck

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  • Rahat
    Sep 11, 2011 - 3:10PM

    MashaAllah great Karrar bhai..may Allah (S.W.T) give u more and more success in every step of life..you have made the history in Balochistan..our leaders are followers this is main reason behind the prosperity of Pakistan..
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  • Shahid
    Sep 11, 2011 - 4:11PM

    Education has no boundaries and it belong to those who work hard. Masha Allah, well done Karrar. I will now forward this article to my children to take some inspiration

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  • Asad Niaz
    Sep 11, 2011 - 4:29PM

    Such an exquisite and fascinated story ever .. Hats off Dear, May Allah Bless you , And I pray that you achieve in your dreams and walk upon the path you have chosen :) Best of Luck..

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  • Sep 11, 2011 - 4:56PM

    mesmerized

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  • Asmat
    Sep 11, 2011 - 5:08PM

    Karar was my class fellow in class 7th , I am so delighted to read the article, Karar Boy proud of you , keep the good work going

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  • Aarij Rasheed
    Sep 11, 2011 - 5:27PM

    Quiet motivating, and inspiring too. May Allah bless you man !!

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  • Sep 11, 2011 - 5:48PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:

    May Allah Help Mr. Karrar to Serve the UMMAH and Pakistan (Insha Allah). Mr. Sajid please also help people who can not afford Insha Allah).
    http://www.aihsaas.org

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  • ummama nazar
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:02PM

    i will also apply for lums.i am really inspired of it.

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  • ummama nazar
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:04PM

    pakistan is very proud of u

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  • Muhammad Afzal Shaheen
    Sep 11, 2011 - 10:04PM

    very encouraging example.All participants have beautifully expressed their sentiments.I endorse all of you. It has proved that the conducive atmosphere is needed for better results.Karrar got admission in Cadet College Kohat which paved a great path for him.It is needed that more cadet colleges may be established preferably in under developed areas such as Baluchistan. this will provide the atmosphere which is badly needed. The gestures of Sajid are also very encouraging and the same needs to be followed by all those who are in a position to deliver.
    The comment of LLoyed Gorge is also very correct.Under the prevalent situation when extremists are targeting the teachers and Hazara community especially in Baluchistan we should pray for his happy life when he is planning to serve his community. Lastly we should pray for peaceful Baluchistan and definitely Pakistan.
    Regards
    Muhammad Afzal Shaheen
    Lahore

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  • waleed
    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:12PM

    Truly inspirational Karar.You have done a great job brother and good luck with your Phd.

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  • Jamal Uddin Ahmed
    Sep 12, 2011 - 1:18AM

    Masha’Allah, very inspiring and touching. We should be thankful to Almighty Allah who has given strength to our young people to do hard work and shine as a star. We as individual and as a nation must do our best in every situation to get education and use it for the betterment of our nation and society and for overall humanity. We need to say “We are proud to be Pakistani and want to serve our country”. Allah bless Karrar Hussain and his parents for the hard work.

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  • Sanaullah
    Sep 12, 2011 - 2:03AM

    Well done mate. Just want to confirm, did you go to BRC loralai in 6th 7th? I guess you’re the same karar husain. Anyways you are a born genius. husain. Anyways you are a born genius.

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  • Asif Ali
    Sep 12, 2011 - 8:24AM

    We can produce hundreds of Karar Hussain, if our rights and merit is not bypass. You are proud of Hazara, well done keep it up.

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  • Sep 12, 2011 - 9:50AM
  • shakeel afridi
    Sep 12, 2011 - 10:15AM

    Congratulations. You have made us proud.
    Once a kohatian is always a Kohatian

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  • adl
    Sep 12, 2011 - 10:35AM

    AOA and well done brothers

    please use this knowledge to serve your country like AQK in your own field. Do not through your self to the NWO who are sucking blood from poor and feeding the rich.

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  • Murtaza Ali
    Sep 12, 2011 - 2:51PM

    Speechless!

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  • Hazara Karar Hussain
    Sep 12, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Proud of U Karar Hussain Jaffri one of the most hard worker son of Hazara Nation. Our Sallam and love to ur parents.

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  • Muhammad Waseem
    Sep 12, 2011 - 7:41PM

    Congratlation

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  • Sep 12, 2011 - 9:25PM

    This is what we really need. More happy stories. Who gave this boy the chance? He got an opportunity as everyone does but used it for his advantage which a lot of people fail to do. Bravo.

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  • Sep 12, 2011 - 11:39PM

    i m unconditionally inspired the way you choose what should life like be.live longer…

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  • Khan
    Sep 13, 2011 - 6:23AM

    Makes me very glad brother. I am doing my PhD at UofWaterloo but I had to work my way through University. I remember there were days when I didn’t have anything to eat or didn’t have money for books. I couldn’t even buy clothes, shaving gel or even a razor for the duration of my B.Sc., all the while working three jobs. I am definitely coming back to Pakistan after my PhD. Haven’t been to Pakistan in over a decade, miss my family and home but the will is strong as ever. One day…

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  • isloo boy
    Sep 13, 2011 - 9:25AM

    just like my math teacher he used to make wooden crates to pay his fee now he was invited to southkorea to attend a seminar

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  • Rama
    Sep 13, 2011 - 10:33AM

    Awesome and SO heart warming, tears welled up! Hope he returns and makes the difference to his village and inspires others to do so as well for the nation. Best wishes.

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  • Uroosh Amber
    Sep 13, 2011 - 11:10AM

    Impressive! your achievement has made you distinguished among your community. keep yourself focus on your goals. for now WELLDONE karrar!

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  • fakher alam
    Sep 13, 2011 - 12:35PM

    Truly inspiring,,you have done a great job but the one thing which no buddy has mentioned is that……this is your luck not your talent.dun be proud of yourself.okkkkk

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  • Topak Khan
    Sep 13, 2011 - 2:40PM

    Please join Karrar Hussain Jaffar’s facebook page and show your appreciation for him and may be interact with him

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karrar-Hussain-Jaffar/261212620578903

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  • Topak Khan
    Sep 13, 2011 - 3:34PM

    @Umer Waheed Sheikh sb,
    Fulbright allows you to pursue PhD and going for PhD he hasn’t done anything wrong. If he stays there after his PhD then you should come back and give your opinion right now you are just speculating.

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  • Ghulam Mudassir
    Sep 13, 2011 - 4:12PM

    i am very much happy after reading your successful and hard story………Keep it up karar…….keep it up

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  • Muhammad Ali
    Sep 13, 2011 - 4:36PM

    @SRK:
    really happy to hear about your hubby. And more happy that he is from DG Khan as I am also from DG Khan. Whats his good name maam?

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  • faiza
    Sep 13, 2011 - 7:58PM

    good

    goingRecommend

  • Ayesha
    Sep 13, 2011 - 10:13PM

    @Sajid Tungekar:
    There is a page on facebook INTELLIGENT PAKISTAN , its based in canada and this group is also trying to achieve same . may be same mind should join hands

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  • Tooba Idrees Sukhera
    Sep 13, 2011 - 10:30PM

    Simply motivating! Shows how hard work and determination in the right direction can help you achieve you more than you could have ever dreamed off. I was amused how Karrar’s parents wanted him to wait for decisions from other universities before accepting Harvard’s offer, that was sweet of his parents. Always thinks and praying for the best for their child. I too have an ambition to go to Harvard and my parents are very supportive of my ambition. InshaAllah by 2013. :)

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  • ammar malik
    Sep 13, 2011 - 11:38PM

    I m impressed!
    I also belong to Quetta,I m astonished to knw tht mr.Qarrar touched the zenith of sucess, its an example for al the students of balouchistanRecommend

  • MUHAMMAD JAMAL AYUB
    Sep 14, 2011 - 1:55AM

    Son my best wishes to you and your family.I have been in quetta and remember General Musa Khan rise to the top most postion in Pak army and he too belongs to your community.This is great commendations to Balouchistan and finally to Pakistan.

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  • Captain Rauf
    Sep 14, 2011 - 2:03AM

    Dear Kakkar,
    I am living in Boston just a little away from the Harvard University. Whenever I walked across the University or looking at the students, I am always woundering how good it would have been for Pakistani students to be part of this majestic institution. I know that about 15 Pakistani students are studing in Harvard, I am proud of you all and from now on I will be searching you in the face of all the students.
    Really, proud of you and may Allah give you all the success and happiness. May some more brothers and sisters also come over and enlightened our country with the long lonst education.
    All the best and stay happy.
    Sallam

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  • Ahsan
    Sep 14, 2011 - 7:04AM

    Salute :)

    Proud of u!!!

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  • ANI
    Sep 14, 2011 - 3:02PM

    Praise be to ALLAH Who treats all of HIs creation as equal! What an inspiring journey! Very proud of you Karrar. LUMS is really what it stands for! The government of Pakistan should learn something from this university! If one university can this much change the life of a person and latter his community then think what a massive change can all the universities in pakistan bring!

    LUMS NOP is a VERY humble and honest policy. So very proud of it! I want all of my Pakistani brothers and sisters to progress n this life and as well as the next!

    But all of Karrar’s efforts would show their full colour when he do something for his community and for the less privileged people.

    You wonder why ALLAH has chosen you amongst all the other members of your community? The answer is that He chose you for a PURPOSE, and that purpose is to benefit your community in Baluchistan. :)

    ALLAH has done so much for you, now it’s time for you to do something and fullfill the purpose for which you were chosen.

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  • Asfand yar kakar
    Sep 14, 2011 - 7:35PM

    great,now its ur responsibility to guide other students frm balochistan

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  • SHAHIDA KHAN
    Sep 14, 2011 - 10:01PM

    this is such a heart touching article , im speechless . im so proud of u dear ,u did a great job , exemple 4 the youngsters . may ALLAHS peace , mearcy and blessings be upon u INSHALLAH and keep u streate path ,take care .

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  • arsalan
    Sep 14, 2011 - 10:25PM

    whatsup karar :)

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  • Mo
    Sep 15, 2011 - 12:21AM

    Great going brother!

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  • Sep 15, 2011 - 1:25AM

    i am very disapointed that you guys only put the possitive comments or those comments which are in his fever but dont like to show the dark part of his life.
    i am one of hazara man but i dont agree with his comments which he has written in his interview.
    hazara nation in a vary peaceful and educated nation but i am feeling very sad that one of our own is talking such words about us which does not have any truth inside, we in a small area has alot of heros alive and dead for pakistan , and alot of heros in education and sports which are worthful to discuss about but this damnfool person only talks about those points which shows that how narrrow minded person he is about his nation.
    i am not proud of such person after all there are alot of boys and girls who deserve more respect then him, i will thank him personally that day when he work for his nation and country with a honest heart.
    long live hazara and long live pakistan.

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  • Arsalan Nazim
    Sep 15, 2011 - 2:56AM

    So proud of you Karrar – Walk with your head held high! I hope you would make a lasting impression in Pakistan’s academia!

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  • Murad Haider
    Sep 15, 2011 - 3:23AM

    Very much inspiring indeed. A true n living example of “where there is a will there is a way”. Hats off to this man for his hard work and salute to his parent for showing their concern for higher education of their children in such community. We are proud of you!

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  • Sep 15, 2011 - 10:53AM

    Mr. Karar was our junior at Balochistan Residential College Loralai but I am a little bit surprised that there is no mention of the institute where he got his early education as a foundation of his educational career… Correct me if I am wrong…

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  • Saad
    Sep 15, 2011 - 10:53AM

    Qarar was our senior at Cadet College Kohat (CCK). He is/was a very talented student back in CCK. He was a very good football players as well I remember. One thing I would like to share with this forum that the whole article has missed his stay of 5 years in CCK which helped him to raise to such great Heights. The vibrant environment and competitiveness in the college triggered into him an energy to accept challenges and radical approach. Allah helped him to reach the best institutions right from the beginning. Our best wishes are with him in the World class Havard university.

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  • Beautiful Soul
    Sep 15, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Utterly Inspirational ” Where there’s will , there’s a way ” fits you , Praise The Lord !

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  • Zarmina
    Sep 15, 2011 - 12:00PM

    Great Job brother, may God reward success for all your future plan.

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  • Muhammad Faisal Bashir
    Sep 15, 2011 - 7:24PM

    Congratulations on your achievements. We are very proud of you. You are the pride of Balochistan and a pride of Pakistan. Long Live Pakistan!

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  • Liaquat Raza
    Sep 15, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Inspiring indeed, well done Karar. wish every boy and girl of Pakistan be Karrar.

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  • faizan abbasi
    Sep 15, 2011 - 11:25PM

    karrar really a high spirited personality boost for all of us who are from these small town of pakistan really admirable personality what i have seen and read. people from these small towns have great potential to be their in worlds top universities or even top companies. it is not just a story its basically motivational tale for all of us, people like karrar and many others can take pakistan on the top just we need is sincerity and devotion in our fields and for the betterment of this all mighty ALLAHS dreamland.LUMS should spread his NOP programs to more remote areas so we could find more jewels like karrar. good job done by editor by bringing this story and telling people about the other face of pakistan

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  • Erum Siddiqui
    Sep 15, 2011 - 11:31PM

    Mashallah, May Allah bless Karrar with every success in life and hereafter (aameen).

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  • hussain ali
    Sep 15, 2011 - 11:37PM

    Dear, brother u r source of inspiration for rest of u r colleagues, so if u want to be repected and remembered u must do something significant for yourself and u r community. I wish and pray for u r bright future.

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  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Sep 16, 2011 - 9:15AM

    I am deeply impressed with your success story. well done. we are proud of you.

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  • ghulam abbas
    Sep 16, 2011 - 1:14PM

    Congratulations! Proud of u karar hussain

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  • mujtaba ali
    Sep 16, 2011 - 4:29PM

    while reading the article i was so excitied and happy that i cannot explain . surely every hazara and every pakistani is proud of you . may u live long

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  • Samiah Hassan
    Sep 16, 2011 - 4:59PM

    This is a truly inspirational story coming at a time when Pakistan is unfortunately really going down. But it shows you how wonderful our younger generation is coming up and there are definitely chances of a better Pakistan one day. Best of luck

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  • Sri Devi Essrani
    Sep 17, 2011 - 2:19AM

    What a inspiring and motivating story……It looks like its just a good luck but this is something real and this could happen in anyone’s life if one is really sincere and trustworthy towards one’s life and studies so anything can happen…And the best part is this that Karrar wants to come back and do something for his people and country, as mostly people when they reach this stage on which he is, they just think about themselves and their life and family…..so i would say him or Karrar that you are doing superb work.

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  • Sep 17, 2011 - 7:30AM

    Amazingly inspiring! Should be a must read for all the youth currently in education and those who have given up!

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  • hafsa ameer
    Sep 17, 2011 - 10:23AM

    hope spreading story…..

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  • Assad Mengal
    Sep 17, 2011 - 11:39AM

    Dear, Karar … You have done some thing great. i paray for your success..

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  • Mohsin
    Sep 17, 2011 - 2:06PM

    I am honored to have a very short interaction with this brilliant gentleman, and am waiting for greater wonders ahead.
    With bit a difference of opinion with phrases “Like most poor people, their aspirations rarely go beyond sustaining themselves …”, just to reiterate that soil of this small locality was and is very much fertile and enabling and is beyond writer’s expectations. All needed is an amicable environment through life’s journey. Lloyd George (Sep 8, 2011 – 2:08PM) is witness.

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  • humbled
    Sep 17, 2011 - 4:21PM

    Mr Karrar, I cried happy tears after reading this. I am so proud of you and so thankful to Allah for all that He’s blessed you with. Please do something for this country as it needs you desperately.

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  • adnan shahidullah
    Sep 17, 2011 - 8:04PM

    he is lucky, not every one get a chance for the LUMS test or things like that…

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  • Abdus Sattar Niazi
    Sep 18, 2011 - 8:38AM

    Karrar,It is a great achievement, and more so, your story is of a great inspiration and beacon of light for those who live in remote areas but yet strive to get the education and be in step with those who achieve excellence.

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  • wali khan
    Sep 18, 2011 - 9:07AM

    v proud of u man such a great achivmnt,, awsm………
    n wish u all the best..

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  • Sep 18, 2011 - 11:25AM

    well done dear karar great job u r the future of pakistan

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  • Saubhagyini Singh
    Sep 18, 2011 - 12:59PM

    Exceptional and inspirational!

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  • maha
    Sep 18, 2011 - 8:29PM

    aoa. that was truely inspiring

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  • Farida Haque
    Sep 18, 2011 - 9:52PM

    It’s a remarkable account of an impassioned journey. And it’s reassuring to know that the Fullbright Scholarship is actually fulfilling it’s purpose, that of enabling academically gifted young people to move towards their full potential and not fall into obscurity for lack of funding. It’s actually not meant for the offspring of affluent elite… Fullbright Selection Panel, please take note. Do the research. Reach out to the deserving.

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  • Ex-Kohatian
    Sep 19, 2011 - 12:23AM

    Truly Inspirational and heart warming…

    but I’ll tell you, that his biggest achievement was not going to Harvard…
    nor Lums….
    These were smaller acheivements….
    these were steps on the ladder….
    the biggest achievement for this boy from Quetta, was the first and foremost difficult challenge of getting into Cadet College Kohat
    now before you mock me, know this….

    Cadet College Kohat is one of the very best colleges in the country, and absolutely one of the best in KP… every year 4500 students appear in its entry test and only 100 are selected…
    the absolute best of the lot….
    the 5 years at CCK strengthens you….. and after F.SC students of CCK go every year to Agha Khan medical college, GIKI, IBA and Lums…
    and then students from these institutes makes it all over the world as we all know…
    true that not everyone goes that far…but a lot do…and once you are in these 4 institutes, then the world is your play field…. CCK enables you to do just that….

    a friend of mine from Dera Ismail Khan almost did the same, went to CCK, topped the inter board, went to GIKI, topped the commonwealth scholarship from Pakistan, went to Lancaster and did his MBA on scholarship and now is back and works in Islamabad…

    still, the achievements of Karar are great… but the best among these is the very first… I am happy to see a Kohatian do so well… we owe it to the great Institute…Recommend

  • Romano
    Sep 19, 2011 - 5:31AM

    Congrats Mr. Karar and valuable future plans BUT be care ful of Terrorists of your area who are out there to eliminate all those whome they dont like. Your community is one of those, unfortunatly. They are just killing even those who served them for decades.

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  • Abdul Hafeez Siddiqui
    Sep 19, 2011 - 10:05PM

    Very incredible, inspirational, and sorrowful but sagacious. His impregnable aspirations steered him through all difficult times and made him stand out. I salute his resolve and ambitions and pray for his future successes and prosperity, and that he may able to harness his capabilities for the benefit of his family, town, province, country and mankind.

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  • Muhammad Faraz
    Sep 20, 2011 - 12:22AM

    I want to be a great,hardworking and brilliant like you…..

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  • Usman
    Sep 20, 2011 - 10:28PM

    Hats off to LUMS for arranging such programmes

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  • Shan Saeed
    Sep 20, 2011 - 11:23PM

    proud of you Karrar.

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  • Anam
    Sep 21, 2011 - 1:40AM

    wow! MashAllah! this is so awe-aspiring….!

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  • Bangash
    Sep 21, 2011 - 1:59AM

    This guy is not coming back to Pakistan.

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  • Daniel Jaffery
    Sep 21, 2011 - 2:21AM

    well written ….

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  • Moeez
    Sep 21, 2011 - 11:49PM

    A Real Fighter ! Keep it up Bro! Pakistan Needs you Son, who is so Talented, Hardworking and Devoted !

    Real Proud of You and Proud to Be a Pakistani!

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  • Mazhar
    Sep 23, 2011 - 12:40AM

    Bravo!

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  • Mubashra
    Sep 23, 2011 - 12:11PM

    The whole nation is so proud of you……..I believe Allah has chosen you because you have the WILL TO DO THINGS and Balochistan is in dire need of someone who can take them out of the miseries. You have set an example for the people belonging to the backward areas of Pakistan that they can do wonders if they work hard and have the will to succeed in life. God bless you!!!

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  • usman Farid
    Sep 23, 2011 - 1:06PM

    Wonderful , Mr. Karrar you are doing a great job. Allah knows better why he selected you may be for strong belief and strong task have to assigned you when back to Balochistan. I advised you dont forget your norms and values and also religious beliefs. Very well done dude we proud of you.

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  • aamir dhedhi
    Sep 23, 2011 - 7:36PM

    @SRK:
    may allah give u power to help others

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  • aamir dhedhi
    Sep 23, 2011 - 8:00PM

    @Rasul Bakhsh my dream is to see my son and and my gardener son to receive same quality education and they have equal apporunties in life

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  • shehryar khan
    Sep 24, 2011 - 10:49PM

    tooo mannyy congratulations to my city boy karrar hussain jaffar….very much inspired you can lift up our province in education to a great higher levels…GOD bless you always always and forever …..AMEEN…

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  • Farhan Qureshi
    Sep 26, 2011 - 6:14AM

    @Khawaja Faraz:
    I am also proud of this boy. May ALLAH SWT make him more successful and honest in his field. We Pakistanis if given a chance can show the world we have brilliant brains in this country.

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  • Engr. Asim Tauqeer
    Sep 26, 2011 - 3:33PM

    Dear,

    I am really impressed to read your motivated story, My message for all student who belong to Baluchistan.

    We are the best and we can do anything possible which is not possible in this world….

    Regards,
    Asim Tauqeer

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  • saba
    Sep 26, 2011 - 10:26PM

    MASHALAAH…..As these days im residing in Balochistan…n i can well understand the hard work done by you….. I wish and pray that u make substantial contribution in the literature ……GOOD LUCK.GOD BLESS U

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  • dhiloo
    Sep 27, 2011 - 2:35AM

    well , it is nice to read about succes story of karar, but i must say that he was the student of cadet college. tell me the story of any pakistani student who had matriculation from Govt. school and Fsc from govt. college and had reached at harvard or oxford….dont male fun of poverty.

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  • Mazhar Iqbal Mahmood
    Sep 27, 2011 - 2:40AM

    I posted this on My Facebook, very inspiring, I was so excited to read about him, that I had goose pimples while reading this. I am from Quetta, Pakistan. Currently in USA. I graduated from IBA. Karachi. Harvard University is Ivy League University, getting admission in it is not a Joke.

    ” Where there’s a will there’s a way. These people from Hazara Tribe living in Quetta Pakistan, are very Hard Working, Passionate, and loyal Citizens.

    Coming from Boluchistan back ground, and getting admission in one of the best University, is a great achievement.

    I wish him good luck, his Goals and inspirations are High. Wish him best of Luck. “

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  • xyz
    Sep 27, 2011 - 8:52AM

    congratulations!!..truely inspirational !! and heart warming,,,,may Allah bless u! ,,,,,,,,,but remember “salam” is not at all the same as” wats up!” in short do follow ur muslim way of life where ever u r :)

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  • Sep 27, 2011 - 4:55PM

    I proud on you , incridible.Recommend

  • Sep 27, 2011 - 4:57PM

    Incredible. please contact me

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  • Saif Ur Rehman
    Sep 29, 2011 - 2:26PM

    My eyes got wet after reading all. You are an asset and hope this asset of Pakistan be an example for all of us. May Allah shower His blessing upon you.

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  • Sep 29, 2011 - 5:29PM

    Damn I almost had a tear in my eye. This really is inspiring. :/

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  • Dr
    Sep 29, 2011 - 7:46PM

    wel done….u r proud of the nation

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  • halima ali
    Sep 29, 2011 - 10:31PM

    Congrats and best wishes for your future Karar, we all are very proud of you and keep it up. We need many young people like you from our area. God Bless you.

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  • Bukhari
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:06AM

    Well! we r proud of you……….keep it up Karrar

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  • rehan
    Oct 3, 2011 - 11:13AM

    outstanding

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  • Muhammad Nawaz
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:43AM

    Karrar’s story is highly inspirational for those who believe they are dull, average, backward, poor, muslim, pashtun or baloch or disdavantaed due to one or the other reason. All such kinds of self-created unnatural shells should be broken as Karrar did. I personally feel and strongly believe that one’s lack of vision, determination and efforts make him low down the order in all walks of life. It is like a light which if once appeares will take you, your family, your community and your entire nation out of the darkness for ever. Lets try to discover and develop hundreds of karrars in our sorroundings. We have so many waiting for us. Lets help unearth those potential karrars, Melson Mendalas, Mother terrisas, Ibrahim Lincolns, Obamas with our small contributions. I personally try to support morally, sometime financially and most of the time academically another Karrar in the making. I very strongly believe that oneday a son of the soil like Karrar will come out of the ashes to make Pakistan one of the greatest countries in the world where we or our next generations could live with dignity, proud and vision. Once again many congratulations to Karrar, his family and his institution for providing us this opportunity to feel proud. In the end I would like to share the comments made by Nelson Mandela on hearing that Obama, a black American’ became President of USA. He said that now everyone can dream to become whatever he likes in this world.

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  • Karrar Hussain Haidari
    Oct 5, 2011 - 8:39PM

    Well Done Mr. Karrar, This was really an inspiration story to young people like me to get motivated into education and aim to achieve high.

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  • M.Mehroze
    Oct 6, 2011 - 6:09PM

    **excellent work i am so proud of u………………….

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  • Saleem Mufty
    Oct 7, 2011 - 4:03AM

    Very inspiring and moat interesting.

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  • Kamran
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:18PM

    Education, Education & only Education will bring about change in Average Pakistanis ” Basic Quality Education”
    well Done Karar Live up to your words bring the change Home, Take care, Be Safe & thanks to”Fulbright scholarship ”

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  • Naeem M Anjum
    Oct 7, 2011 - 10:59PM

    Quite an pushing effort by Karrar n his family for youth of Pakistan in general n Balochistan in particulr. But as far as I know; the Hazara community is hardworking, committed and well educated people. Karrar’s claim that people from his community are not well eductaed n don’t know much about world outside Quetta seems not true either. Most of them have family members living in Germany, Australia, US, UK n EU in general. Hazaras are most enlighned community with hundreds or may be thousands are part of civil and military establishment, artists, sprtsmen & women, politicians. Gen (R) Musa has even risen to CinC in Pak Army.
    Yet with these correction for general people; he’s asset of my nation.

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  • Junaid Ali Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 11:12PM

    Wondeful,Passionate never give up.

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  • Syed Rameez Naqvi
    Oct 8, 2011 - 6:16PM

    Excellent but you should not forget that your job is only half done. Like you said in the interview, you have to come back, Pakistan needs you more than ever now. It is the educated youth that has to carry the responsibility from this moment onwards.

    He is not the only one though, I personally know several guys of his caliber doing PhDs in various parts of the world. Credit has to be given to our institutes for spotting this talent, such as LUMS has done in this case. HEC as well has done a tremendous service to our country. I hope we can carry the burden from now on. May ALLAH bless the Nation named Pakistan.

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  • DR Muhammad Dawood Kasi
    Oct 10, 2011 - 12:46AM

    @Marziya:
    I do agree with you marziya

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  • shahnaz ahmed
    Oct 11, 2011 - 11:08AM

    I’m highly impressed my boy.God bless you & our country Pakistan with such lads. Ameen

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  • M Tariq Qureshi
    Oct 11, 2011 - 11:24AM

    Wonderful to read such a happy story. However, I may clarify that NOP is no favour from LUMS. This way they again get the very cream of our society. Students like Karrar would have excelled in life any way. I hope the young man realises that schooling in good institutions was just the beginning. If he really wants to serve the people of Balochistan, then it is a tough road ahead. He is armed with quality education – that gives a glimmer of hope.

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  • Oct 12, 2011 - 12:16AM

    dear karar , we all proud of you ….MAY GOD gives you each and everything that means the most to you ….AMEEN,

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  • NIDA KAZMI
    Oct 12, 2011 - 8:41AM

    We are proud of you Karrar Hussain. May God always bless you.Ameen.

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  • Fai
    Oct 13, 2011 - 4:24PM

    You are awesome Karrar!

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  • bk
    Oct 17, 2011 - 10:56AM

    This is indeed a great achievement, Karar Hussain, you have really made us proud.

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  • Bilquis Iqtedar
    Oct 19, 2011 - 11:23AM

    I am overwhelmed , God has given u a chance and you have worked for it to achieve it, it proves ‘Nothing is impossible’ as the word itself say I’m possible.

    Wish you all the best in your endeavour to education the people of Balochistan

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  • Shepherd
    Oct 20, 2011 - 1:47AM

    Karrar Hussain hails from Cadet College Kohat. I personally know him. Kohatians are proud of You Karrar . Buck up ! Keep it Up !

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  • Merab
    Oct 20, 2011 - 3:24PM

    how many times will LUMS share this!!! it has been going around since the past 1 year. first it was a geo documentary about the guy then it was in newspapers and now all over websites. either this or etribune is old news. now think about it if you want to post this comment!!

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  • Mohibbi Ahmed
    Oct 21, 2011 - 6:32AM

    He is a remarkable young talent, we are all proud of him, best of luck Karrar Hussein

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  • Tehmina Asad
    Oct 27, 2011 - 10:59PM

    Bravo…We all are proud of your achievements. May Allah help you and keep you safe and healthy… Aameen

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  • faryal tariq
    Oct 30, 2011 - 1:56PM

    Awesome i m proud of u.God bless u.May u success in every aspects of life .I appericiate u to achieve all goal of ur life inshaallah.

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  • Tasneem
    Nov 1, 2011 - 8:54AM

    I am sooooo proud of you Karrar that you did not give up when you were feeling a total misfit in LUMS during the first year that you were there. You are a true example of “IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY”. I hope and pray for your success and that you go back and impart the great wealth of knowledge that you have learned to the deserving and waiting students in your hometown. Really proud of you!

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