Sindh CM comes to help of poor student who made his father proud

Published: October 22, 2019
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Murad Ali Shah meets Anas and his father at CM House. SCREENGRAB: TWITTER/(@Suleman_Khan)

Murad Ali Shah meets Anas and his father at CM House. SCREENGRAB: TWITTER/(@Suleman_Khan)

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced that it will now cover all future educational expenses of Anas Habib – a student from an underprivileged background who challenged all odds to achieve the top position in this year’s intermediate examinations in the commerce group.

Anas and his father Mohammad Habib met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The son was congratulated by Murad on his exceptional performance and achievement.

The chief minister also assured the high achiever that the government would support him in his educational endeavours.

The province’s chief minister also gave the student his personal phone number, saying,”Don’t ever hesitate to call me for anything.”

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He was also gifted a book on economics by Murad.

“You are to be credited for his success…so you deserve this,” Murad said while presenting the CM House shield to Habib.

The results were announced on October 20 by the Higher Secondary School Certificate Annual Examinations Part-ll.

Anas scored 969 marks out of a possible 1,100, clinching the top position among 43,021 students.

His father sells newspapers for a living and barely manages to make ends meet and pay for his son’s education.

As news of Anas’ accomplishment broke, social media was soon flooded with comments lauding his achievement and dedication.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant, Sania Nishtar, also congratulated Anas on Twitter and hinted at a scholarship opportunity for the talented youngster.

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