APS survivor shines bright at Oxford platform

PM Shehbaz, President Alvi laud Ahmad Nawaz for becoming president of debating society of the prestigious university

News Desk June 27, 2022
Ahmad Nawaz. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Arif Alvi on Monday congratulated the inspirational journey of Ahmad Nawaz, the survivor of the Army Public School (APS) massacre, who has become the president of Oxford University’s Union.

“Great honour and inspiring journey fuelled by determination and sheer willpower,” the prime minister tweeted.

Ahmad Nawaz, who survived the horrific attack on APS Peshawar, has joined his duties as President of the debating society of the prestigious university.

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“He (Ahmad) has set an example worthy of emulation by our youth”, the premier said, adding that the entire country was proud of Ahmad.

Ahmad Nawaz, in response to the tweet of the prime minister, thanked him for the words of appreciation.

“Thank you Prime Minister. An immensely huge honour to have your encouragement and to be able to inspire young people,” he said.

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President Alvi also congratulated Ahmad for his achievement. "Our biggest hope are youth of Pakistan. I congratulate Ahmad Nawaz, an APS survivor who also lost his brother Harris in the heinous Peshawar massacre, on being elected as President of Oxford Union. We must register that despite all setbacks Pakistan will keep on shining & rising," he added.

The young scholar said he looked forward to work for empowering people.

“I’m eternally grateful for the support and look forward to working on empowering many more people through this platform! A surreal experience,” he said.


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