APS massacre survivor Ahmed takes charge as Oxford Union president
Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of the 2014 Army Public School massacre, has taken charge as the president of the Oxford University’s debating society Oxford Union.
Taking to Twitter, Ahmad Nawaz expressed his happiness and wrote that, “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 & upholding freedom of speech,” he added.
He added that he would do his best to empower the youth and maintain freedom of expression through this platform.
At the end of his tweet, he wrote that there is a long way to go.
Ahmad moved to Britain in 2014 after the worst militant attack at Army Public School in the northern city of Peshawar where 150 people were killed, most of the students. His younger brother was martyred in the terror attack.
Ahmad saved his life by pretending to be dead when the terrorists were roaming the school building. After he was shot in the arm, Ahmed Nawaz was airlifted to Birmingham for treatment.
In the early days of March 2022, Ahmad Nawaz was elected President of the Oxford Union Debating Society and has now assumed the office of President.