65-year-old Dilawar Khan from Dir Upper has enrolled in the first grade of a local primary school to improve his reading and writing skills.

Khan and his classmates have a stark age gap as the fellow students are younger than his grandchildren.

While talking to The Express Tribune, a local resident of the area revealed that, “Dilawar Khan, hailing from a financially struggling family in Dir Upper district, had to forego the luxury of a formal education in his youth to support his family. Yet, his passion for learning endured.”

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Khan has now enrolled into the Government Primary School Khongai to learn to read and write.

“As a devout Muslim, I believe it is our responsibility to seek knowledge, and I firmly believe that age is merely a number, not a formidable barrier in this pursuit,” Dilawar states.

Despite his old age, he regularly attends school on time, ensuring punctuality as do his younger classmates.