Pride of Pakistan: APS Survivor Ahmad Nawaz elected as the President of the Oxford Union

Ahmad Nawaz termed the achievement "the most monumental & history-making moment of my life".

A survivor of the brutal Army Public School (APS) attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar has once again earned pride for the country. Ahmad Nawaz, the 20-year-old student, has been elected as the President of the Oxford Union, the most famous debating society based at Oxford University.

It is pertinent to mention that last year, in March, Ahmed Nawaz was elected to the Governing & Standing Committee of Oxford Union. This time around, the 20-year-old made his way further up the hierarchy by becoming the President. The delighted APS survivor took to Twitter on Sunday to make the announcement.

Here’s the original Twitter thread:

Ahmad Nawaz termed the achievement “the most monumental & history-making moment of my life”  and thanked his parents and friends for supporting him throughout the journey.

Here’s how Ahmad Nawaz’s family and other Twitter users reacted to the tweet:

How did APS survivor Ahmad Nawaz reach Oxford, Birmingham?

When the Taliban attacked the APS school in 2014, Ahmad Nawaz was 14 years old. He received bullet injuries during the attack. His younger brother, Haris Nawaz, was among the 150 students and teachers martyred by militants. Ahmad Nawaz saved his life by pretending to be dead when the terrorists roamed the school building.

The brave teenager was airlifted to Birmingham for treatment for the bullet wounds. Ahmad Nawaz has been staying there ever since with his family. Eventually, he got admission to Oxford University based on his school grades in 2020.

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