Ali Moeen Nawazish

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Ali Moeen Nawazish
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Born (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater St Mary's Academy Lalazar, Rawalpindi
Roots School System
Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Columbia Journalism School
Occupation General Manager Strategy and Innovation at Jang Media Group
Youth Ambassador, Columnist, Strategist at Geo TV
Years active 2011-
Awards Pride of Performance

Ali Moeen Nawazish (Urdu: علی معین نوازش) is a Pakistani academic and columnist who serves as the General Manager of Strategy and a weekly columnist for Daily Jang.[1]

Nawazish rose to popularity in 2009 for securing 22 A grades, 1B and 1C A Levels, a world record at that time.[2][3] He went on to obtain his Bachelor's degree in Politics and International Relations from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and then completed a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, he lived most of his life there. He is the youngest child and both his parents work as doctors.[2] He studied at St Mary's Academy (Rawalpindi), Roots School System during his General Certificate of Education. Ali's[2] academic performance oscillated as a child and some times barely passed.[6] He has claimed that he wishes to achieve greatness and elevate his homeland.[7] 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[edit]

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.[8][9][10][11] He was given a number of awards, including the Pride of Performance award[12] which is one of the highest honours in Pakistan. Ali was congratulated personally by the Pakistani prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gillani,[13] 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.[14][15] He switched in his second year to Part IIA of the Politics, Psychology and Sociology Tripos and achieved a lower second class.[16][17] 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[edit]

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[18] and iOS.[19] 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.[20]


  1. ^ "Ali Moeen Nawazish Student/Passing 23 A-levels Geo TV/Jang News Pakistan". Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Daily Mail Article UK Retrieved 4 November 2010 "The boy so set on getting to Cambridge"
  3. ^ "Haroon Tariq is Pakistan's 'brainiest pupil'". 4 September 2013 – via 
  4. ^ "The culture of fat-shaming: A conversation with Ali Moeen Nawazish". Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  5. ^, Youlin Magazine,. "Bringing About Change with Ali Moeen Nawazish". Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  6. ^ Jago Dunya Interview "Jago Interview"
  7. ^ "【プロミス店舗】を今すぐ探す!ATM・自動契約など即日融資を受けるために". 
  8. ^ The Telegraph Article "Teenager gains 22 A Levels in 12 Months"
  9. ^ The Independent Article "23 A Levels in a Single Year"
  10. ^ BBC News Story "Teenage with 23 A Levels in a year."
  11. ^ The Times "10 A Levels? Easy"
  12. ^ "Civil Award Recipients 2009 Pakistan" Archived 28 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ ""PM telephones Ali Moeen Nawazish to greet him."". 
  14. ^ "Class-lists 2009". Cambridge University Reporter. 139 (Special No. 19): 15. 2009. 
  15. ^ "Computer Science IA Class List 2009". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Class-lists 2010". Cambridge University Reporter. 140 (Special No. 19): 124. 2010. 
  17. ^ "Politics, Psychology and Sociology IIA Class List 2010". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
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  19. ^ "Jang Real - AR on the App Store". App Store. 
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