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Making Chitral proud: female student from remote village enters Oxford University

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By Zulfiqar Ahmad
ISLAMABAD, April 17: If you work hard with perseverance, only sky is the limit. This is what exactly happened after Sehrish Khan, a daughter of Chitral, made it to the prestigious Oxford University. She is the first ever Chitrali girl to have the precious feather in her cap.

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The 24-year-old Sehrish Khan is the daughter of Sardar Nawaz Khan of Chapari village in upper Chitral. She has not only made her parents but the whole people of Chitral proud.
The honour of getting enrolled to the world’s top university – a place where only the children of the global elite could think of studying – Sehrish made a difference by breaking the shackles that an ordinary Chitrali girl from a backward village can also make it to the top.
In a text message to ChitralToday, she said she felt very proud by achieving the distinction. “It’s a proud moment for me as a Pakistani particularly the first ever Chitrali student to get admission to the world’s top school. I want this to be an inspiring and motivating factor for all the Chitrali students, especially girls, out there,” said Sehrish.

“I would love to live and study in Oxford. It will be my first time living away from family but I know I will have the most rewarding experience of my life.”

I am excited to meet the brightest and prestigious lecturers, enhance my knowledge and make new friends. It is a one month intense program where I will take four courses- international business, development economics, corporate law and international taxation. I am a little nervous but I know at the end my satisfaction will be greater than my sacrifice:  Sehrish.

Sehrish had earlier completed her CA module C in Pakistan and shifted to Canada along with her parents. She was currently pursuing her CA at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. At the Oxford University, she will be studying International Business and Economics.


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