Ahmad Nawaz APS attack victim becomes president of Oxford Union

Ahmad Nawaz APS attack survivor
Ahmad Nawaz APS attack survivor

Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of the Army Public School massacre in 2014, was elected as president of the Oxford Union, the university’s debate society.

“Today is the most significant and historic day of my life!” on Sunday, Nawaz tweeted, “I am so incredibly delighted to announce that I have been chosen president of the Oxford Union, one of the world’s largest and most historically significant forums!”

Ahmad Nawaz stated the “everlasting sincere gratitude” to all those who helped him get elected. He also expressed his “very thankful” towards his family for the constant support.

“[I am thankful to] my dear friends who have accompanied me through this journey. Also, my team has worked extremely hard to make this historical moment come to pass!” said Nawaz as he thanked them.

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On the 16th of December, 2014, terrorists attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar Cantonment and unleashed an indiscriminate attack that killed 147 including 132 students, in Pakistan’s most bloody terrorist attack.

Ahmad Nawaz was one of the survivors of the attack was the brother of Haris and a few others in that horrible day.

The 20-year-old, on contrary, will not let his experience deter him from continuing to pursue his education.

In 2020, he studying at his school, the University of Oxford, where Malala Yousufzai, the Prime Minister Imran Khan and later Benazir Bhutto were studying.

Apart from his education in Oxford, Nawaz is a human rights advocate.


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