Taxila boy sets world record, scores 28 A's in O levels

Published: August 29, 2011
A screenshot of Syed Zohaib Asad.

A screenshot of Syed Zohaib Asad.

A screenshot of Syed Zohaib Asad. A screenshot of Syed Zohaib Asad.

A Pakistani student from Beaconhouse has set a new world record by achieving 28 A’s in the University of Cambridge’s O-level examinations.

Nineteen-year-old Syed Zohaib Asad who belongs to Wah Cantonment in Taxilla aced in subjects like world geography and travel tourism in Pakistan.

He had to gather content all by himself, given the reason that these subjects were unique and are not covered well.

Zohaib expressed his concern for Pakistan and said that he’s worried about the rough phase that Pakistan is going through.

But Zohaib is hopeful and holds a belief that the country can be steered out of crisis through hardwork and honesty.

“I see the problems of Pakistan in line with the political scenario, the economic condition and educational structure. I aspire to contribute in the economic sector and will join the ministry of finance one day.”

Zohaib’s father Syed Asad Ali said that he is grateful to Zohaib’s teachers who taught him devotedly.

“It’s a pleasure for me that he has done a great job, not just for our family, Pakistan but the whole Muslim community.”

He further said that Zohaib is going to Canada for pursuing higher studies with an aim of doing something big for his nation when he returns.

Last year, a student in Islamabad, Ibrahim Shahid, had set the previous world record by scoring 23 As in Cambridge O level exams. Shahid, a student of a private school in Islamabad, sat for 24 subjects and scored 23 As.

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  • saad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:13PM

    You guys caught on real early eh? The results were on August 11 and this is really old news now. Oh and FYI this guy should be done with A levels by now. He’s practically wasted two years setting a useless world record. O Level is for ages 14-16 years. A Level is for ages 16-19 years.


  • Bilal
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:14PM

    19 year old!!! I’ll finish my A-levels before I turn 18.


  • Umayr Masud
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:23PM

    This “GETTING A’s” is becoming more of a circus .. Though .. Good job kid :)


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 2:25PM

    which school dude.


  • Taha Ali
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:26PM

    its really seem great the word ” brilliant brilliant brilliant “

    Till no Scientist, No Astrologist, No Innovation for country.


  • Malik Tabeer
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:29PM

    He is real hero of Pakistan


  • sashayub
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:29PM

    …while i do not undermine this boy’s competence, but how many years did he do it in? he is 19 years old, too old for O Levels….and you cannot possibly take so many exams in one go…if he spent so many years in achieving this result…what’s this fuss all about?!?!!?!?


  • Farooq
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:32PM

    PAKISTAN is hopeful that this young generation will guide her thru the rough patch ….


  • Babar Khan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:34PM

    So a guy gets 28 A’s and we are concerned about the fact that he “wasted” 2-3 years? Is this what we have devolved into as a nation? Someone gets an WORLD record and we aren’t impressed?

    The biggest problem with Pakistan isn’t corruption or terrorism. It is the apathy of the common man.Recommend

  • GetRidOfFeudalPolitics
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:37PM

    outstanding. i dont know if he spent more time than usual doing his O levels but this is still great. hard work pays off. His intentions are excellent. And also good to see a pakistani man giving some credit to his wife.

    @ Taha: there are no scientists because there is very poor graduate level education. and no funds for research. our high schoolers and undergrad are very hard working but theres a dead end in the country after undergrad.


  • Hmmm
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:38PM

    What is all this obsession for getting As – for god sake – do something productive I would say


  • I hope that he will serve Pakistan after his studies and will not be a part of brain drain.


    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:46PM

    Rather than getting that many A’s for my O or A level, I would rather like to get drafted into the NBA amongst the top 10 tier!!!


  • TJ
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:48PM

    How do we know this guy wasn’t a late starter or faced any adverse conditions that may have affected his chances of sitting through exams earlier? And even is that wasn’t the case, and the kid spent more time than usual to finish these exams, it is still a hell of an achievement that should be celebrated and the kid congratulated. There are no boundaries to knowledge and it’s a pity the emphasis here is being put on his age rather than the achievement. So what if he finishes his further education a bit later than the average age? With this result he has opened endless opportunities for himself and his family to grow and prosper and eventually become an asset for our country. Food for thought!


  • Fahad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:49PM

    Woah Bilal and Saad, you finished your O levels when you were 16? Well that’s certainly more newsworthy than a guy getting 28 A’s.


  • Muhammad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:52PM

    Best wat to become famous, score A’s in olevel in max subs.
    What about a*Recommend

  • Musa
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:55PM

    Welldone and best of luck for the future , May Allah Mian Bless you with a successful and Brilliant future for your self and Our Pakistan. Sumo Iilahi Ameen:)


  • RP
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:55PM

    @Babar Khan
    You have no comprehension of the ridiculousness of this effort.
    Imagine this, Some one appears in Metric science, gets first position instead of going of to college he goes back and appears for the Metric commerce exams gets first position again but goes back and takes admission in metric arts and gets first position again. Do you now see what he has achieved. Why would anyone in their right minds do this???


  • Alii
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:56PM

    Fahad, I finished my O levels at 16 too. Alot of people do.Recommend

  • ARF
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:59PM

    Fahad: I finished my O’levels when I was 16…. so? Great job Zohaib – nice to see someone getting Pakistan mentioned for the right reasons :)


  • Mansoor
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Majority is not happy with the acheivement. What has got into us ? One is asking to do something productive. Shame on us and I really mean it. If it were that easy, EVERYONE would get all A’s, be it under 16yrs of age. I can vouch that he will definitely stand out throughout his career.

    [A former teacher]


  • Faraz
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:01PM

    For all the people who are concerned he being overaged, you take 25 years and beat his record and then comment here…..


  • Faraz Talat
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:04PM

    I won’t belittle the young chap’s accomplishment, but this is getting ridiculous now.

    We still aren’t done worshipping the feet of Ali Moin after he was rocketed to stardom by our grades-obsessed society.

    It’s just grades! This country needs more than a bunch of energy-drink chugging kids obsessing over marks in their tests. Grades are not the only measure of a person’s intellect and capabilities!

    We need game-changers who think outside the box. Writers and thinkers who present new solutions to our endless list of woes and consequently make REAL contributions to this country! Not some celebrities who keep feeding off their once-upon-a-time success at getting awesome grades in school!


  • Mansoor
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:05PM

    @ Umayr Masud : Please check the dictionary for the meanings of Circus and Achievement and find similarities, if any. Just wait to become a parent and then see how many achievements (Circus) does your kid bring.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 3:05PM

    Dude he is 19 if i gave my Olevels at 19 i could have easily got 30 AS


  • Siddh
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:13PM

    congrats buddy… no matter what ppl say keep your head high, well done


  • Valerie Faria
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:14PM

    A World Record for Pakistan – No, not for terrorism, corruption, poverty or the dismal socio-political state of affairs of our country. Refreshingly, we’re on the world map in a positive light thanks to the efforts of one bright kid, and we’ve the nerve to undermine this with speculation on his age and how long it might have taken? A World Record for Pakistan!
    I say: Kudos, young man, you make me proud to be Pakistani!


  • Kamran
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:15PM

    Nice. Although, I’d say, get 9 As and a couple of distinctions. Time is money, you know.


  • Goldfinger
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:17PM

    Come home soon.First Finance Minister…….next President Asad.


  • whateverrrrr
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:18PM

    Big deal…Recommend

  • f. rajani
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:21PM

    its really not going to hurt to just be happy for someone you know? so what if hes 19? the guy aced 28 subjects…thats pretty big. cut him some slack.


  • Nauman
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:24PM

    Watch THREE IDIOTS. “LIFE IS A RACE, if you dont run fast, you ll be like a broken anda”

    A good message for the youth. Getting A’s is not what is required. Achievement is. Einstein was a high school drop out! Remember?Recommend

  • hasan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:29PM

    for all the misguided comments, let me provide some information. Zohaib finished his O level with 10 As initially, then he started his A level. However, he aimed to achieve the unprecedented and started giving O level subjects AGAIN. At the same time , he also gave his A level subjects. Now he has pocketed 28 As in O level and 12 As in A level ! Kindly appreciate the feat and wish him luck rather than spewing jealously.


  • she
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:45PM

    Some years back getting A’s was quite difficult. These days, the British have turned their education system into a money making industry. They are distributing A’s in the hope of getting more and more students to pay for the examinations. The British university education system has become a joke too.Recommend

  • Umais Ahmed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:49PM

    Canada? Seriously? Why not go to Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Cambridge or Oxford? With 28A’s when this guy can go any top 10 university in the world. Why go to Canada?


  • Umayr Masud
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:59PM

    @Mansoor Dear Mansoor , my child would be educated.. it will not matter HOW many A’s he gets but rather how much knowledge he has. I call this pressure on young children to get A’s a circus and it is getting sickening . The society we live in has degree’s but hardly any educated people. People are doing computer sciences , medical, engineering etc because thats the way the herd is moving. The More the craze for A’s grows the less relevant the education becomes. I hope you now understand what I had to say.Recommend

  • Syed Zohaib Asad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:02PM

    Thanks to all of you.

    Just for the information of those concerned with the age, I have cleared 10 A levels with 10 A’s.


  • Engineer
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:25PM

    can you get 20 As at any age , I shall personally give you 10,00000.00 Rs .it is seriouse offer .Et give him my email id


  • PatPk
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:28PM

    This is absurd! I mean what is this? We all need to learn to appreciate other people. We are becoming such pessimistic people! And its high time we change that :|
    Btw i agree with Faraz Talat and i know that grades are becoming something much more than they are, in this country society, whatever. But it doesnt change the fact that it still is a great achievement! And we must encourage that, for god’s sake! Ali Moeen, Ibrahim and now Zohaib have set a world record and it is something we should be proud of :) Instead it seems like veryone is getting bored of it or something. Bragging about how they can do it too. C’mon! Wake up! Everyone knows its alot easy to say. In such bad times, there is hardly anything that we can be happy for, atleast our youth is doing something to make us proud!Recommend

  • RandomPerson
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:33PM

    He is studying at McGill University with 29 As.. I got into McGill university with 7As. I just pity this guy. Tsk.. Little does he know that these grades dont matter once you graduate from you college. :/

    Although, full marks for the determination. I hope he does wonders when he graduates from college. Best of luck bro.Recommend

  • Ali Tipu
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:42PM


    All the ‘other’ people took 25-30 years of their lives to publish a comment on ET criticizing a kid that he wasted his 19 years . I see who is(are) the losers here :D


  • Qazi Imran
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:43PM

    This is for everyone who has been whining about this guy’s OLD age for O level’s. Being a friend of one of his relatives i would like to share this information with all of you. He’s also appeared in his A level’s and has successfully scored 12 A’s in that too! moreover, he’s now going to McGill University for higher studies. And as far as the diversity is concerned, i think it gives the person a much better self-exploration process and too select from it what he ultimately chooses as a career, something our universities gravely ignore and force on the forced-enrollment system.


  • waqas
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:50PM

    this shows the talent in PAKISTAN. many many CONGRADULATIONS to you buddy Recommend

  • Naveed Salman
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:56PM

    I will not belittle his effort in getting 28 As at the age of 19, but don’t you people think it is injustice to all those students who score 18 As at the age of 16 in just one go??
    Shouldn’t these records also take into consideration the number of attempts taken to achieve it??
    Previous record holder Ibrahim Shahid achieved 23 As in single attempt, for me it is still a better feat of achievement then scoring 28 As in multiple attempts.
    While this boy has done O-Levels at 19, I was in First semester of Engineering at same age!!


  • CB Guy
    Aug 29, 2011 - 5:29PM

    Are we douches or what, first we whine about not achieving and when someone shows promising signs, we start raising objections on age, the uselessness of a world record, the silly over ambitious A grade seekers and so on. We are a thankless nation who would be unhappy for ever after. We do not want to get good news, we want bad news so that we can blame our country for our own personal abject failures!


  • saad again
    Aug 29, 2011 - 5:37PM

    Ending all confusions among people once and for. ANYONE can get 28 A’s in O levels. Its O Levels. Meaning ORDINARY LEVEL. This guy’s achievement is nothing. If I could get 15 A’s at the age of 16, I can certainly get many many more by being at it for 3 more years. I however chose to move to A Levels. Like every sensible person does. ADVANCED LEVEL. Its more advanced and its suitable for the mental capacity of a 17 year old. O Levels is kiddy stuff at 17 the same way 2+2=4 is easy stuff for a ten year old. His achievement is like becoming an accountant or a doctor or an engineer at the age of 50 but topping in all his exams.Recommend

  • Anwar
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:30PM

    He looks much older. Please check his documents.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 6:35PM

    Well Done Boiiii….Look Jalne walon ka mu kala…there comments look like indians or western students …who can’t even get 8 A’s in their entire life but they love to be critic


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 6:42PM

    A levels exam in Pakistan are dumbed down version of the real ones. I gave mine 10 years ago and got 6A and went to Imperial college. After Labour came into power they have dumbed down the exams for people from weaker sections of society to cope up.


  • QB
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:25PM

    Dear Zohaib,

    Great work. You have made us proud. Please ignore the negative comments — since most of them are stemming out from jealousy. But than that is the real world !!!

    Other than few jealous narcissists, most of the people are happy for you. Just keep your head down and continue to work effortlessly towards your goals. InshAllah if you stay as determined you should be able to achieve a lot more.

    Also keep your dreams big. Many people here are concerned about getting done and securing jobs as soon as possible. That is all they can think about !!!


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 7:26PM

    Great job boy, but 19 year old :s


  • Hassan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:32PM

    The race of scoring A’s nothing but a crap. The youth should recognize that getting A’s is not wat is required. For god’s sake focus in a particular field and excel in that.


  • Hassan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:36PM

    28 A’s just means he is particularly good at nothing !!!


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 7:45PM

    Yaar if such tallent is there in Pakistan then why there is no NOBEL prizes for Pakistan..?? Even not a single nomination in any catagory, YYYYYYYY????


  • Fahad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:46PM

    I condemn Comments from people like SAADand Bilal are really sad, I mean learn to be happy for this kid not boast your past, and ur comments smell envy I doubt you guys even did A-levels
    in whatever case indeed shameful comment as age has nothing to do with knowledge


  • she
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:57PM

    How come so many people in Pakistan get higher marks every year but none are able to do anything outstanding once they graduate. The reason is that examination systems have become money making machines. They keep awarding students higher grades in the hope of getting more and more students. In England these days, they give 5% marks for writing their (students’) names on the answer sheets. (This is a joke among teachers).


  • Adeel
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:36PM

    Great achievement ! Simply splendid !! U r the ones who will guide this country to the light and out of darkness !


  • Gudu Butt
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:37PM

    You all are jealous people no university gives u admission until u do A-Levels and he has done A levels u jealous people who his record is useless they are useless not record jealous people.He is going to Mcgill andthey don’t give u admission until u have done A-levels.What do u people he will go to canada to do A-levels.Recommend

  • Aadersh
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:40PM

    Pride of the Nation!!


  • Maha
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:18PM

    28 A’s in the University of Cambridge’s O-level examinations. May Allah Bless him MashAllah :) Keep the Hard work


  • Aakash K Dharma
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:22PM

    Kudos to Zohaib for his achievement. But honestly speaking, all this inclination towards scoring A’s instead of actuallly “learning” is murdering creativity in the youth of Pakistan. It starts out as parental pressure and soon becomes an obsession. Getting A’s these days is considered the ultimate word when it comes to somebody’s intelligence. If Einstein or Edison had concentrated on getting them grades only, who knows I wouldn’t have been able to post this comment even.
    No doubt that scoring well on exams is a good way to go but the way it is becoming THE goal for everybody is disappointing.


  • Halim
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:26PM

    Lets be realistic. Do we need world records? Do nations progress by setting world records? Even a toddler knows that people make progress to set world records, they do not set world records to progress.
    How more desperate will we get?
    No matter how many A’s he scored, its the post-A levels performance that counts. Just check the university performance of Ali Moeen Nawazish – the 21 A’s fame.
    World record my *. Even a rabbit can make a world record.
    @28 A’s guy..Good luck with the 3 minute fame. It wont get you anywhere unfortunately, but A levels :)


  • Halim
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:30PM

    @Gudu Butt:
    your mumbo jumbo opinion is as wrong as your English. At least learn to respect the language.


  • Halim
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:33PM

    Bhai jaan Ali Moeen sy poocha k what was his academic performance AFTER A Levels ?


    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:37PM

    goooooooooood job


  • Raheel
    Aug 30, 2011 - 2:41AM

    dear saad, if u think its just a wasted effort at the age of 19 y, not u try it even after 20 and get may b 20 A’s even then v vl appreciate u as a pakistani. Corruption is our real problem but i think the Jealousy vch v have in our minds is the main hurdle in pak successsss… i am vrkng vd many indians and have seen them very devoted to their country.i observed 1 very gud thing in indians that they r promoting even a small achievement of their country fellows at xtreme level that it started to looks very big…..

    Well done Zohaib……..


  • Raheel
    Aug 30, 2011 - 2:50AM

    thanks hassan, to all plz read hassan comments and pray Zohaib repeat such achivements in future……


  • Radial
    Aug 30, 2011 - 3:32AM

    A 19 year old sitting for O level exams? I was a second-year university student when i was 19.Recommend

  • Aug 30, 2011 - 5:09AM

    for all those people undermining the achievements of this student, how many “WORLD RECORDS” you achieved? its such a shame that people pounce upon some silly issue and beat the hell out of it while negating the bigger news at hand, surely a case of sour grapes!
    we are proud of this guy, May God bless him with all the happiness and success which he sure deserves!


  • Aug 30, 2011 - 5:12AM

    @”she”, wow seriously? can u tell us how many As you got?


  • Fahad Raza
    Aug 30, 2011 - 8:06AM

    Can’t believe some are actually dissing the guy setting world record in education…well done kid!!


  • paki
    Aug 30, 2011 - 9:09AM

    The guy did his O Levels in 5 years. (10 subjects in 3 years of O levels and he studied 18 other subjects during A level years)


  • Haider Hussain
    Aug 30, 2011 - 9:42AM

    People on this forum are only looking at one side of the coin, and assuming that the only reason he did it late is because he wanted to set the record. For your information, certain other assumptions can be taken into account as well (for instance illness, limited financial resources etc etc). Since most of us are too dumb to look beyond the bounry wall of our 1500 yard banglow, it’s no wonder we missed these points.


  • Mudassar.R
    Aug 30, 2011 - 11:11AM

    he did something…if you dont appriciate it dont do that, but whats the point coming here and talking like loosers (which you are,burning in some of ur egos, that you cant say him,good work)…well, it is not about u people, it is about him….that is a world record damn it and there are hundreds more….you dont have to go and say, I can do this, but I have not done it…
    Well, frankly, You can only do things which you have done,,,if you could have done others, you would had….you dont have the guts….

    grow up, you little kidds, and try to learn how to appriciate people – though thsi is a big thing- but also for the smallest things,,,,

    pathetic people of pethatic society…


  • RP
    Aug 30, 2011 - 11:37AM

    I am a patriotic Pakistani and I love to appreciate the feats of fellow Pakistanis. However by appreciating this particular endeavor we are encouraging kids to follow in his footsteps. Do you know why all such world records are being made by Pakistanis only? It is because we have developed a culture of appreciating such efforts without the slightest comprehension of what this means. (see my previous post)

    This accomplishment shows no focus, no direction, no specialization. The kid has studied everything from Swahili to under-water-basket-weaving. Where is he headed?

    Undoubtedly this kid is smart, But he should have moved on, He should have been in a top ranking university by now and on his way to graduating summa cum laude with a GPA of 4.0.

    I am way past the age at which I would be jealous of this Kid. I have been through this system and accomplished academically that very few have so please hold the jealousy theory.


  • Mehwish
    Aug 30, 2011 - 12:06PM

    WHAT is wrong with you all?!
    Is it really that hard to be happy for somebody else’s achievement, whereas you have done nothing to bring a good name to this country other than sit on your couch and staring at your laptop screen all day? Learn to appreciate something outstanding like this, for cryin’ out loud.
    I have friends who completed their O levels at 18 – 19, primarily because they won a US Department of States scholarship for an exchange year in America, which does not count academically in Pakistan. And, as someone mentioned in their comments, you never know what adversity he might have been through to have taken him so long to complete his O levels.
    Learn to not be stupid little analysts, for your demotivating opinion reflects nothing but an insight into your pathetic little lives.
    This guy has brought forward Pakistan’s name in a positive light, something this country direly needs today. Anybody who has an issue with that should shut up and eat a pretzel.


  • Nida Javed
    Aug 30, 2011 - 1:01PM

    Is that jealousy all over this page? So what if he did the O’levels at 19, Why is that such big a deal. Seriously? Can we not look at the A’s?


  • SS
    Aug 30, 2011 - 1:26PM

    Hes done with his A-levels too. He was giving O levels side by side. I wish people would actually check facts before leaving such outrageous comments..


  • H.A. Khan
    Aug 30, 2011 - 1:56PM

    Kid has done good but he did not have good education counselling. He has wasted his valuable time and money.

    I suggest NICL should provide him full overseas scholarship from NICL recovered money.


  • Kietian
    Aug 30, 2011 - 3:05PM

    firstly i would like to congratulate the kid that he did a brilliant performance by taking 28 A’s and mainly setting a WORLD RECORD! secondly, Thank you for this positive gift! we really need it in such a negative atmosphere today in Pakistan.
    thirdly… all those people who are criticizing the kid over his age and that big Deal! should be a little mature …. we need such people who are trying to stand forward in today’s competitive WORLD ,the Americans or the world industry is not concerned with your age (surprise!)
    they are concern with the brain’s ! they want people who are the best and who can come up with such strategies which help them in their future this kid has nailed it because whenever he goes in future with his C.v ,this A thing is going to open opportunities for him.lastly… we are not provided with such educational system or curriculum or TEACHERS who will motivate us to go and give your best shot! if this kid has achieved this success then he worked real hard in spite of all the hurdles in front of him.if getting A’s was so easy referring to certain people then why didn’t the best students in the world got it? they have the brains ,they have the system,then? all they lacked was this spirit which this kid show’s.please encourage him rather then making your criticizing statements against him.if you think your are the best then please show us,we really need this sort of positive news rather then beheaded people in wheat sacks.
    I am proud of you mister ZOhaib!!! God bless you and do work for for Pakistan in future.thank you for giving me this news,today after so many days, i happy to read a newspaper and mainly proud to see a silver lining for Pakistan.
    Pakistan Zindabad !!!
    Business student MBA.Recommend

  • Aug 30, 2011 - 5:48PM

    It cannot be Taxilla.

    It must be Wah Cantt. 99.99% literate area of Pakistan.


  • Qazi Imran
    Aug 30, 2011 - 8:29PM

    @saad again:
    Sir he has also scored 12A’s in his A levels too! :)


  • Syed Ahmer Tameez
    Aug 31, 2011 - 10:56AM

    @Syed Zohaib Asad: Heartiest Felicitations to you 4rm my side….u have really made the nation proud…btw…has the government congratulated you??? why didn’t the media highlight you???
    like u have set a record….you deserve to be more famous…:-)


  • Zuha Azfar
    Sep 1, 2011 - 4:26PM

    Cool job..I feel proud of myself that i born in Pakistan where the people specially youth is so talented..Good Luck to all..!! keep it up


  • muhammad
    Sep 1, 2011 - 11:05PM

    @engineer…is this offer for everyone????if yes than give me your email address…


  • muhammad
    Sep 1, 2011 - 11:10PM

    @engineer…if your offer is for everyone than u can notify me on this email address


  • Sep 2, 2011 - 4:17AM

    Go Ahead now and you have a chance to prove that you can get 30 A’s in this age. No matter if you are not 19. As a nation we don’t have the dare to admire someone’s achievements but we only do one thing that is reflecting in many comments above. He is an asset of our country. and you don’t have patience to see someone winning. grow up man. you can not change the reality and you have no worth to change the reality. just sit at home and pin point a brilliant student. you should be ashamed of yourself aRecommend

    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:09PM

    great job……..proud to be a pakistani……keep going bro and do something beyond this,i am sure you can achieve anything.ignore all discouragement from some conservative people who can,t do something but criticism…..good luck.


  • Jawad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 6:50PM

    He worked hard for this exceptional performance that made Pakistan shine. This is what matters! While he’s working harder, we are sitting here pulling his leg over his age etc. a typical Pakistani behaviour that the world is aware of already. Bravo!! Keep it up guys


  • Sep 3, 2011 - 12:57AM

    atleast appreciate him instead of criticizing …u can waste ur wholelife but can never accomplish such an achievement :)Recommend

  • ayman
    Sep 3, 2011 - 5:13PM

    @Syed Zohaib Asad:
    you are supposed to give o levels in 3 sessions only
    if you aimed to give 28 o levels, you should have given it in 3 sessions ONLY!
    tab koi baat hoti!!
    well how many A*s did u get?


  • Zain Kamran
    Sep 4, 2011 - 3:12AM

    I salute this boy!
    and hell yeah i am 21 and giving my second last A level paper this october!
    Saad beta, Education has no limits! and so does our age!
    let CIE say whatever they say!


  • Arafat Mir
    Sep 6, 2011 - 12:46PM

    28 A’s in O-Levels is great, but would you really waste so much time trying to get A’s in useless subjects in an education system (Cambridge) whose credibility is in question, more after the introduction of the Pre-U system.

    I’ll be done with university when I’m 20. This guy will probably be 24-25? So he wasted 4-5 years on this stupid world record. Now he’ll have less time to do ‘great things for the country’. What will your employers think when they see you’re over age for being fresh out of university? What great things can someone really do, if they have no life, study 24/7, and are in their twenties when they finish high school? I know I’m being harsh, but people like these need a reality check. Does 28 A’s in O-levels really determine that you’re destined for greatness? I don’t think so.


  • Mahar Zahoor
    Sep 6, 2011 - 8:58PM

    he might have done his alevels and side by side giving olevels subjects aswell!!!Recommend

  • A Rehman
    Sep 6, 2011 - 9:43PM

    Good job! We need more people who aim to excel as opposed to whine, moan, blame their problems on bijli/paani/amreeka and eventually abandon the country.
    The lesson here is one of hard work, ambition, resourcefulness, perseverance, and DISCIPLINE. Use these to score high grades, develop clean, green fuel, serve the community, whatever. Instead of mocking/undermining other people’s achievements why not earn some of your own?Recommend

    Sep 7, 2011 - 8:02AM



  • jawwadsyed
    Sep 7, 2011 - 5:11PM

    jack of all…master of none!!!


  • faisal arshad
    Sep 7, 2011 - 7:56PM

    Great Job Zohaib…
    And yes age DOES NOT matter when you set a world record. 28As simply make you better than so many A’Level students at present; probably even better than so many university graduates!


  • ZURQ
    Sep 12, 2011 - 3:16AM

    Great achievement.
    I wish that everything turns out well for you in the future and hope that your able to convert these grades into the real world.

    Best Wishes


  • Sep 12, 2011 - 1:28PM

    What are the subjects that he took?


  • To all the Haters !!!
    Oct 6, 2011 - 8:22AM

    It is a WORLD RECORD !!!
    It does not matter that he’s 19. I did my “O” Levels when I was 17 and managed to get 2 A’s out of 5 subjects that I took.
    Once again …. it’s a world record. If you think you can do better … then lets see you beat his record. If you can’t ….. then hush up … please !!!


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