Cambridge University: Pakistani student heads Graduate Union

Published: March 11, 2012
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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani student Arsalan Ghani from Faisalabad has been elected as the President of the Cambridge University Graduate Union. He will lead the student union representing 12,000 MA, M Phil and PhD students studying at Cambridge University.  This is the first time ever, in the over 800-year history of the Cambridge University that a Pakistani student has been elected as the President of the Graduate Union.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2012.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 8:11PM

    very well done Arsalan,I am sure you will live upto the expectation of your voters,try to remove bad impressions about so called Pakistanis.God Be With You ALWAYS Recommend

  • Khaula Rizwan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Breaking 800 years of Cambridge history record! Way to go, you made us real proud! We hope whatever you endeavour for during your presidential tenure will reap you great rewards. For many Pakistanis and international students abroad, it is crucial to make education cuts and provide part time job opportunities. Best of luck for the future!

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  • Geoff
    Mar 13, 2012 - 9:44AM

    My Pakistani friend just told me about this and I find this so funny because my good friend Amina Mumtaz Rai was President of the Graduate Union of the University of Cambridge last year (2010-2011) and she is Pakistani Muslim…and a woman on top of that! She deserved to be mentioned then as much as she does now. Way to go Amina! But good job Arsalan, I guess ladies first right?

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  • Rene
    Mar 13, 2012 - 10:12PM

    How sad that Amina is not mentioned as the first Pakistan woman who was elected as GU President in over 800 years!

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  • Maryam Fazil
    Mar 14, 2012 - 3:41AM

    Amina Mumtaz Rai is a Canadian national. Her parents or grandparents might be of Pakistani origin. But in the case of Arsalan Ghani, he is a Pakistani citizen, born, raised, educated in Pakistan.
    So I think in this case it is quite fair to call him a first ever Pakistani citizen to be elected as a President.

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