Dream come true: Sanitary worker’s son eligible to become judge

Published: March 20, 2013
Zeeshan Labha Masih (left) PHOTO: EXPRESS

Zeeshan Labha Masih (left) PHOTO: EXPRESS

OKARA: Dedication and hard work is always rewarded and Zeeshan Labha Masih is living testimony to this claim.

Masih, whose parents swept the streets for a living, has now become eligible to be appointed as a judge after successfully passing the Punjab Public Service Commission Exam.

A resident of Christian Colony Okara, Masih hails from a modest background but that did not deter his ambition.

“I use to go to Sahiwal every day to prepare for my exam. After coming back home, I would give tuition till late into the night,” he said.

Masih stated that he was extremely grateful to God, his parents and his family for the unwavering support and belief in his abilities.

“He has worked day and night for this. He barely had time for himself or the family but now all his hard work has paid off,” said his wife, Arzoo Masih.

His father Sardar Masih retired from Tehsil Council Okara a while ago but his mother, Fazila Bibi continues to work as a sanitary worker.

The entire family is thrilled at Masih’s achievement.

“We are very proud that our son has got an education towards such an honorable job. It means all our hard work has paid off,” said Fazila Bibi.

The entire Christian community joined Masih in his celebration. He is now considered a role model for those who dream of changing their circumstances.

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Reader Comments (33)

  • NMA
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:21PM

    Good to see someone mentioning some positive stories from Pakistan…..


  • Awais
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Congratulations – we believed in hard work once, need to believe in it again!


  • Yousaf Ali
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Congratulations, very well done Zeeshan Labha. Keep it up.


  • Aviator
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:38PM

    Great achievement Zeeshan! Best of luck in your future career


  • Breaking Bad
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:57PM



  • SA
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:05PM

    merit win in Punjab


  • A2Z
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:35PM



  • Mujahid Torwali
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:35PM

    Keep it up Zeeshan bhai…Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:39PM



  • Amir Saeed
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:39PM

    Congratulations! A truly inspirational story


  • zog
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:49PM

    This is what Pakistan was meant to be all about…


  • Syed
    Mar 20, 2013 - 6:58PM

    I am so happy for them. Hard work really pays off. I am not sure no one had to work harder than Zeeshan. I hope the youngster in Pakistan learn from him instead of trying to rob and kill people to make easy money.


  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:13PM

    Congratulations to you, your parents, family and friends. It is really admirable in the land of Pak where only the Sunnis could rule and misrule.I myself a Sunni but follow the teachings of our religion which tells us to treat others the way we want to be treated. Good luck to you.


  • YH
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:16PM

    This story makes me so happy…


  • afzal
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:19PM

    amazing wish him good luck


  • Fahad Hussain
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:24PM


  • imme
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:28PM

    Love to hear such news !!! Bless u


  • adnan
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:29PM

    Yes we can!!


  • Talat Haque
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:37PM

    My God does the nation need such wonderful stories in such dark times ! Best prayers for you on your achievement Mr. Zeeshan!


  • AK
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Congrats Mate !!! and good luck for coming futureRecommend

  • Aziz
    Mar 20, 2013 - 8:46PM

    Congratulations! Zeeshan and Arzoo. Zeeshan, may you become the Chief Justice one day. Remember Justice Cornelius? He was also the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan . You have proved that every poor Pakistani has a right to reach high offices. With dedication and hard work it is possible.


  • Khurrum
    Mar 20, 2013 - 8:54PM



  • Happy
    Mar 20, 2013 - 9:08PM



  • repensil_barbieluv@hotmail.com
    Mar 20, 2013 - 9:20PM

    really glad to see that we are not promoting only bad things happening with minorities but good also


  • Sonia K
    Mar 20, 2013 - 10:48PM

    Good to see Christian representation among the judges in these hectic times!!!


  • Shakil
    Mar 20, 2013 - 10:49PM

    So happy for him and the christian brothers. Proud of his efforts


  • Ahmed
    Mar 20, 2013 - 10:50PM

    Congratulations. :)

    Now if only people like him could run this country.


  • goggi
    Mar 20, 2013 - 11:52PM

    Dear Zeeshan, heartily congratulations to you and your whole family at your great achievement!

    May your glorious career and success help to break the shackles and prejudices of many muslims surrounding you…….and just take care!


  • Randomstranger
    Mar 21, 2013 - 1:39AM

    No indian comments under this news? How on earth…


  • Hasan
    Mar 21, 2013 - 3:44AM

    I would like to think that somewhere in Jannah, our beloved Quaid is smiling. Go all the way Zeeshan, the nation is with you.



  • Raj Kafir
    Mar 21, 2013 - 8:34AM

    I am absolutely delighted for Zeeshan. Pakistan is changing and one day he will be potentially a President of Pakistan. Look at President RK Narayana of India, he belonged to an economically weaker sect of society just like Zeeshan Labha Masih called Dalits in India and C-Word in Pakistan.


  • Raj Kafir
    Mar 21, 2013 - 8:39AM

    Labha in Punjabi means found….he represents a lost ( Gwachi ) hope in Pakistan. ( Lost-Gwacha, Found- Labha)…….


  • Nadtar
    Mar 21, 2013 - 11:27PM

    Congratulations…. you made us hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel :)


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