About Me

Republished from Wikipedia

Ali Moeen Nawazish (Urdu: علی معین نوازش) is a Pakistani academic, educationist, entrepreneur and columnist, notable for securing 22 A grades in A Levels, a world record at that time until it was surpassed by Haroon Tariq. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He then completed a Master of Social Science degree in Journalism and Media Management at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Early Life

Born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, he lived most of his life there. He is the youngest child and both his parents work as doctors.He studied at St Mary’s Academy (Rawalpindi), Roots School System during his General Certificate of Education. Ali’s academic performance oscillated as a child and some times barely passed. He has claimed that he wishes to achieve greatness and elevate his homeland. He received 9 A’s in his O Level, along with a “Top in World” award in computer studies. Then he continued studies at A Level.

Media attention

In 2009, Ali completed his A Levels in a staggering 23 subjects, a world record at that time. The subjects he took include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Further Mathematics, Sociology, Urdu Literature, Travel and Tourism, General Further Mathematics, Computer Studies, ICT, Psychology, Critical Thinking, Marine Sciences, English language, Thinking Skills, Geography, Pure Mathematics, General Paper, Business Studies, Applied Geography, General Studies and Human Biology. He also received awards for the highest marks in the country in Computing and ICT.

He still managed to keep up his leisure pursuits, playing the guitar, cricket and table tennis, and editing his school newspaper. He even found time for a trip to America to attend a Harvard leadership course. Ali also achieved a top score in the U.S. admissions test and was accepted by most Ivy League institutions, including Harvard and Yale. Apart from core science subjects he is almost entirely self taught. He studied for up to 12 hours a day, using energy drinks to help concentrate.

Ali’s A Level result was taken up by the international media. He was interviewed by or quoted in a number of newspapers and TV channels including Times Online, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Khaleej Times, The Independent, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera. He was given a number of awards, including the Pride of Performance award which is one of the highest honours in Pakistan. Ali was congratulated personally by the Pakistani prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gillani, and the chief-minister of Punjab, the province he belongs to. Both of these people invited him as a guest to rendezvous with him. In addition, many TV channels including BBC in Britain and Geo and Pakistan Television Corporation among many others in Pakistan invited him as a guest to various shows.

In his first year at Cambridge, Nawazish achieved a lower second class in Part IA of the Computer Science Tripos. He switched in his second year to Part IIA of the Politics, Psychology and Sociology Tripos and achieved a lower second class. In his third and final year, he achieved an upper second class in Part IIB of the Politics, Psychology and Sociology Tripos.

Jang Media Group

Nawazish soon joined Pakistan’s biggest media group; Jang Group of Newspapers and Geo TV, where he serves as a youth ambassador and columnist, using his position to highlight the issues of young people to the mainstream media where they are often neglected. He is also seen as an analyst, host and judge on different shows on media channels. He also serves as General Manager Strategy and Innovation at Jang Group. He was the brains behind the Jang Real App project and helped design the ‘Jang Real-AR’ app which is available on both Android and iOS. The Jang Real provides extra and relevant information, including audio, video and linked social media, of any news printed on Jang newspaper by using your smartphone camera on your device. This feature is handy if one is hampered by the limitations of traditional media formats. In this way, readers can’t miss a beat on news of interest, keeping them abreast of all developments and information.

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