Shahbaz Sharif hands Rs1m cheque to BA exams topper

CM Punjab orders that Ali be allotted a house through the Ashiana Scheme.

Web Desk August 13, 2012

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif handed out a cheque worth Rs1 million to Muhsen Ali who topped in the Punjab University BA examinations 2012, Express News reported on Monday. The chief minister also ordered that Ali be allotted a house through the Ashiana Scheme.

The chief minister met Ali in Lahore on Monday where he handed him the cheque and promised to give him a scholarship for his future studies. He also said that the Punjab government will bear all his expenses.

Sharif told Ali that the government as well as the entire nation is proud of him and added that the future of the country is in the hands of such students.

MNA Sara Afzal and Pervaiz Rasheed were also present at the meeting.

Ali, who works at a tandoor in Lahore and is a son of a labourer, stunned everyone on Saturday after securing 688 marks in BA examinations securing the first position.


David Salmon | 11 years ago | Reply

@Muhammad Usman: I think so, yes. A good many politicians use their time in office to erect various things occasionally of use to the public to which they attach their name as though they personally were the benefactors. I can think of two instances locally, including a public park officially named after the two state legislators who pushed the money through the legislature to get it established. It is greatly enjoyed by the public, who do not begrudge them the reminder of their benefactor-in-fact, of not in law. The concession to the egos of politicians is accepted for its public benefit.

If corruption were involved, the public might choose to rename it, as well as prosecute the corrupt actor.

gt | 11 years ago | Reply

Rehman Malik should closely investigate that no fraud was involved and that this young man indeed performed as he is supposed to have! No cheating, no bribes, no hanky-panky. No upstaging by Punjab of the Federal Government! Here at last is a task worthy of Rehman Malik's convoluted mind and even more questionable talents!

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