APS survivor Ahmad Nawaz assumes President of Oxford Union duties
APS survivor Ahmad Nawaz announced that he has assumed the duties of the President of Oxford Union.
Ahmed said, “Immensely proud to have finally assumed my duties as the President of Oxford Union.”
Talking about the future course of action as president of the Oxford Union, Ahmed commented, “n 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.”
Immensely proud to have finally assumed my duties as the President of @OxfordUnion 📖
In my time as President, I look forward to having world leaders debate the most pressing issues, empowering young people through this platform & upholding freedom of speech!
A long way to go… pic.twitter.com/a0C1uYJJNk
— Ahmad Nawaz (@Ahmadnawazaps) June 21, 2022
He said, “A long way to go…”
Former permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi and others congratulated Ahmed on assuming his new duties.
The Oxford Union was founded in 1823 and is the most famous debating society in the world.
Ahmed was elected as president in March, 2022.
Today is the most monumental & history making moment of my life!
I am so extremely proud to announce that I have been Elected President of the @OxfordUnion ✨One of world’s biggest & historical platforms!
I’m eternally grateful to everyone who supported me in this Journey…❤️ pic.twitter.com/R90si4FurP
— Ahmad Nawaz (@Ahmadnawazaps) March 6, 2022
On December 16, 2014, 147 people, including 132 schoolchildren, were massacred in the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan’s history when terrorists stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar Cantonment and opened indiscriminate fire.
Nawaz, one of the survivors of the attack, had lost his brother Haris and many friends in that horrific attack.
In 2020, Ahmed had secured a place to study at the University of Oxford.
Oxford University is the alma mater of many notable Pakistanis, including Malala Yousufzai, Prime Minister Imran Khan, late Benazir Bhutto, and many others.