Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of the 2014 terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, has been voted president of the Oxford Union, Oxford University’s debate organisation.
“Today is the most significant and historic day of my life!” On Sunday, he tweeted, “I am so incredibly delighted to announce that I have been voted president of the Oxford Union, one of the world’s largest and most historically significant platforms!”
Nawaz thanked everyone who had helped him along the way. He was also “very grateful” to his parents for their unwavering support.
“I’m grateful to all of my friends who have supported me on this journey.” Finally, my staff, who has worked tirelessly to make this absolutely historic occasion a reality!” Added he.
Nawaz was 14 years old when he was shot in the arm by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a December 2014 attack on the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar. Haris, his younger brother, was one of the 150 students and teachers who were murdered by fanatics.
While the terrorists roamed the school building, Nawaz had saved his life by appearing to be dead. He was transported to Birmingham for treatment and has since resided there with his family. In 2020, he will begin his studies at Oxford University.