APS Peshawar attack survivor Ahmad Nawaz has announced that he has secured a place to study at the University of Oxford. Nawaz shared the happy news on social media with a picture of himself wearing an Oxford University jumper.

He later shared that he will be studying Philosophy and Theology.

Congratulatory messages poured in for Nawaz from across the world.


The University of Oxford’s official account also congratulated the high achiever, calling him a “true inspiration”.

Nawaz was only 14 when the Taliban attacked his school in Peshawar in 2014. He managed to save himself by pretending to be lying dead but he witnessed the horror of the massacre and his teacher get set on fire by terrorist militants. He suffered multiple injuries on his arm and was given special treatment at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Though Ahmad survived, he lost his brother in the deadly attack.

Meanwhile, late last year, Nawaz had received the 2019 Legacy Award for the Diana Award and had attended a tea hosted by Prince William at Kensington Palace. He had become the first Pakistani to receive the Princess Diana Award for his anti-radicalization campaign.