Survivor of brutal APS attack aces O'Level exams

10:46 AM | 24 Aug, 2018
Survivor of brutal APS attack aces O'Level exams
Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of the 2014 brutal Taliban attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, is now the pride of the country as he has shown excellent performance in his O’Level exams.

The 17-year-old student got 6A*s and 2As in the eight exams he took. He, in a tweet, said that the success in the exams took him many steps closer to his admission at Oxford University.

“My International GCSE exam result just came out and I am very proud to announce that I got 6A*s and 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 University,” he wrote on Twitter.

Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor also congratulated Ahmad Nawaz on his achievement.

“Congrats and well done dear Ahmad Nawaz. 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,” DG ISPR said.

On December 16 2014, the Taliban carried out a brutal attack at the APS leaving 141 students and staff dead, including the younger brother of Nawaz.

He, himself, was flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for surgery as he was shot in the arm during the attack. Doctors at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital had suggested his parents to bring him to another facility in order to save his limb.

Nawaz who now lives in Birmingham with his family has also been nominated for a No2H8Crime Young Upstander Award for his courage and conviction, according to The Mirror.