Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of the 2014 Army Public School (APS) tragedy, has been elected as president of the Oxford Union, the university’s debate society.
“Immensely proud to have finally assumed my duties as the President of Oxford Union. In my time as President, I look forward to having world leaders debate the most pressing issues, empowering young people through this platform and upholding freedom of speech” Ahmad Nawaz wrote on Twitter.
Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi congratulated the talented youngster on being elected as President of Oxford Union.
In a tweet, he said “our biggest hope is the youth of Pakistan. We must register that despite all setbacks Pakistan will keep on shining and rising.”
Dr. Alvi also reminded his Twitter followers that Ahmad Nawaz is an Army Public School survivor who also lost his brother Harris in the brutal terrorist attack which killed 141 people, including 132 children, in Peshawar in 2014.
Reacting to the recognition by the president, Ahmad said it is “an incredibly huge honor to be congratulated by the President of our homeland Pakistan. I’m truly grateful for all the support I’ve received from Pakistanis at every step. I shall continue trying to empower as many young people possible and work towards a more equal world.”