PM honours student who set O-level world record

Gilani presents cheque worth Rs1m to Zohaib Asad, a student from Taxila, who had earned 28 As in the examinations.

January 05, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has presented a cheque of Rs1 million as a token of appreciation to a student from Taxila who had set a world record in the O-level examinations.

Zohaib Asad, a student of Beaconhouse, earned 28 As in the University of Cambridge International O-Level Examinations in 2011. He overtook a record of 23 As, also set by a Pakistani student from Islamabad Ibrahim Shahid.

Gilani invited Asad to the Prime Minister House on Thursday and lauded him for making Pakistan’s youth proud. He said that Asad’s achievement will inspire other young students to excel in life through sheer hard work.

Asad is currently enrolled at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in economics and international development.

Speaking to the prime minister, he said that he was determined to return to Pakistan after completion of his education to serve the country that has given so much in life at an early age.

Gilani appreciated Asad’s sense of devotion to the country the country and said that young people like him were Pakistan’s hope for a brighter future.

Asad’s family members were also present in the meeting.


Shabbir | 12 years ago | Reply

@Umer: And where might you be studying?

Akram Abdullah | 12 years ago | Reply

@Prof: True

Not just this but ernst rutherford the grandfather of physics was a mcgillian, thomas chang invented the artificial red blood cell at mcgill, jennifer hunt phd harvard taught mcgill economics for 6 years, harvard's deans have had mcgill involvement, plz get a life people. McGill know's it is canada's number 1 and it runs by that fact, international ranking are just another piece of old age, money thats all.

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