PM announces Rs 1 million award for ‘tandoor boy’


Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has announced an award of Rs 1million for Muhammad Muhsen Ali, resident of Hafizabad, who secured first position in BA examinations, the University of Punjab. Ali, who appeared as a private candidate in the examinations, belongs to a lower middle class family and earned livelihood for his family by working on a “tandoor”. While congratulating Ali who has also broken all previous records, the PM said that the federal government would bear all expenses of his studies. The PM said that the achievement of Ali should inspire the youth as he has demonstrated that knowledge is not the exclusive preserve of the privileged.