Bringing pride and honour to the country, a survivor of brutal 2014 Army Public School (APS) Peshawar attack has topped his GSCE exams, scoring straight A’s.
Ahmad Nawaz announced his result on his twitter, telling he scored six A*s and 2 A’s in his eight GCSE exams. He said that it is a big success for him and a determining moment as he takes one step closer to securing admission in the prestigious Oxford University.
My International GCSE exam result just came out and I am very proud to announce that I got
“ 6A*s & 2As “ in my All eight(8) exams
Thanks to my parents and all of you for supporting me.
This is a big success for me and takes me many steps closer to my admission in Oxford Uni. pic.twitter.com/mDkw6ONdnD
— Ahmad Nawaz (@Ahmadnawazaps) August 23, 2018
Following his tweet, director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (DGISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor also congratulated Ahmad, saying that his dedication to education is a defeat of all the evil forces. He also wished him good luck in his future endeavours.
Congrats and well done dear @Ahmadnawazaps. You made us all proud and defeated evil forces through your courage, determination and power of education. Good luck for your future pursuits. Stay blessed. https://t.co/p2Ar0hkeg6
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 23, 2018
The tragic 2014 attack has left deep wounds on the nation’s memory that we are still struggling to heal properly. Ahmad lost his younger brother on the 16 December nightmare while sustained several injuries himself. He was transferred to the United Kingdom for treatment.
Speaking to a local news outlet, Ahmad said that the attack changed his perception about life. He said he used to play with his friends but now he has channelized all his energy and wants to be the voice of education in Pakistan.
“I used to play with friends back then but now my aim is to spread education in Pakistan. I want to raise my voice for education in Pakistan.” – He said.
Ahmad says that he wants to work for those who have suffered at the hands of extremist forces and terrorists. Speaking of his future plans, he said he plans to move back to Pakistan after completing his studies and pursue his mission for the betterment of the country.
He also started a campaign for the affected of war in Iraq and Syria who travelled to the UK.
“I started giving speeches to children, helping them understand that terrorism has a massive effect on families like mine.” – Ahmad said.
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