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August 26, 2015

Christian girl’s wish to pursue studies granted


August 26, 2015

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtun- khwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan here Tuesday handed over admission documents to a Christian girl from Landikotal in Khyber Agency who had secured position in the FSc examination in her school and was keen to pursue higher education.
Sarah Masih, 18, had got 720 marks in FSc Pre-Medical Group and topped the class in the Government Higher Secondary School in Landikotal.
Taking notice of her appeal in “The News” for help so that she could pursue her studies, the governor directed the University of Peshawar administration to provide admission to the talented girl. He said the Governor’s House would bear the expenses of her education.
On his directives, the concerned authorities collected prospectus for the four-year BS Honours programme in Sociology Department in keeping with her choice.
Following completion of the admission process, Sarah Masih was invited to the Governor’s House where the governor handed her the documents.
Sarah Masih chose sociology as she wanted to serve the humanity through social work.
Congratulating the girl and her father Yaqoob Masih, the governor said it was the responsibility of the state to provide free education to the citizens, especially the minorities so that they could make Pakistan a developed, prosperous and welfare state.
Appreciating Sarah Masih’s spirit of service to the humanity, Sardar Mehtab said the government would provide all possible assistance to her to complete her education.
He advised the girl to concentrate on her studies, adding, the y were paying special attention to increasing literacy levels in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Talking to The News, Sarah Masih said she was striving to bring about a change not only in the life of her family, but the society as a whole.
She said since her parents were poor and not in a position to bear the expenses of her education, she was thankful to the governor who turned her dreams

into reality by arranging admission for her in the university.
Sarah Masih said she would work for the rights of the women, particularly for those from the minority communities.
Yaqoob Masih, the 65-year old father of Sarah Masih, had worked as Class-IV employee for 30 years and has now retired.
He said he couldn’t make both ends meet after retirement and this was the reason they appealed to the government for financial help so that his daughter could pursue her studies.

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