Among 43,000 students, son of a newspaper hawker tops intermediate exam

Dreams do come true, for those who want it bad enough!


Setting another unprecedented and unique example of hard work, resilience, and overcoming all odds, Karachi’s Anas Habib secures the first position in the Higher Secondary Certificate Annual Examinations Part-ll, 2019. Anas got  969 out of 1,100 in the commerce group exams held under the Board of Intermediate Board of Education Karachi (BEIK), clinching top position among 43,021 students.

Habib lives in Hussainabad, one of the neighborhoods of Gulberg Town in Karachi. Hailing from a humble background, Anas is a son of a newspaper hawker who travels daily to Empress Market to sell newspapers in buses. After a day of hard work and small wages, his father Muhammad Habib manages to pay for her son’s education with great difficulty.

Speaking to a local media source, Habib said that he always wanted his son to be a doctor, but he opted for commerce. However, he is proud of him.

“I wished that my son (Anas Habib) became a doctor, but he opted to secure admission in commerce. It was my son’s decision. Therefore, I supported him and finally, his hard work brought success to us,” said Muhammad Habid, speaking to the mentioned media source. 


SPECIAL MESSAGE by Anus Habib, Son of newspaper seller & first position holder in intermediate commerce Karachi. Kudos to this Kid MashaAllah!#Karachi #TimesOfKarachi

Posted by The Times of Karachi on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Anas’s father is not the only one happy with his achievement. His position has been celebrated by his friends, relatives, and neighbors too. Anas has big plans for his future. He wishes to study business and then enter government service via CSS.

 “When I completed my matriculation in science. I wished to become a doctor. But I was interested in business and decided to get admission in the field of commerce. It’s a vast filed. In future, I will attempt CSS (Central Superior Services).”

Anas said that education is not anyone’s private property. If someone works hard and has the drive to move forward, they can perform and write their own destiny regardless of their background and financial status.

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