Ali Moeen Nawazish
Ali Moeen Nawazish is a Pakistani academic and columnist who serves as the General Manager of Strategy and a weekly columnist for Daily Jang. Nawazish rose to popularity in 2009 for securing 22 A grades, 1B and 1C A Levels, a world record at that time.
Born to a family of doctors in Rawalpindi , Pakistan, Ali Moeen Nawazish believed himself to be an ordinary student and in one of his interviews, he accepted that sometimes he barely managed to pass in the exams and that his performance was extremely varying. Ali studied in St Mary’s Academy and Roots School System. After deciding that he has to do something extra-ordinary, Ali burnt the midnight oil and studied for up to 12 hours a day. He admitted that sometimes he had to use energy drinks to stay active and to focus on studies.
His meritorious performance was lauded around the globe and he made the cover stories in many reputed national and international newspapers and magazines, including BBC, The Telegraph and The Independent. Mr Yousaf Raza Gillani, Prime Minister of Pakistan personally contacted him on telephone and congratulated him on his success. Ali was also awarded one of the highest civil awards, the President’s Award for Pride of Performance.
Ali dreamed to study at Cambridge and fulfilled it by graduating from the Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Dr Nick Bampos, one of the senior tutors at Trinity Hall, admitted that he and his colleagues found it hard to believe when they first saw Ali’s application. He also stated, “But not only is he really bright, he is really charming. He might be a computer scientist but he shatters all the stereotypes; we're delighted to have him”.
As a youth ambassador, Ali Moeen Nawazish has joined Pakistan’s leading media group Jang and Geo. He writes regular columns under the title of “A New Era” in both Urdu and English for Daily Jang and The News respectively. Ali is also a brand ambassador for a leading mobile company of Pakistan “Mobilink”. He participated in its campaign for change, named “Kal kay liyay aaj badlo” (Change today for tomorrow).
Still very young, Ali has founded an organization, named “Step Up Pakistan” for the improvement of education in Pakistan. One of its ventures is the website “The A Level Challenge” , where students can ask questions related to A Levels. Other projects of the organization include Dost, Khudi, Roshni, Taiz Tareen, etc.
Apart from excelling in his academics, Ali is a magnificent player of cricket and loves to play piano and guitar too. He has also been editing his college magazine. Those who have heard him talk in various TV shows believe that his thoughts are far above ordinary. He has an optimistic approach towards life and is geared up to play a gigantic role in the day to come.