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#GoodNews: Terror Victim in Kashmir Tops State Civil Service Exam

Around 18 years ago, his house in his native town Surankote had been allegedly set on fire by militant.

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Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak  had completed engineering in computer sciences from BGSBU in Rajouri in 2012. After completing his degree he started preparing for the civil service exam.
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#GoodNews: Terror Victim in Kashmir Tops State Civil Service Exam

Twenty-seven-year-old Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak has topped the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) exam in his first attempt. Around 18 years ago, his house in his native town Surankote had been set on fire by militants, as a result of which his family had fled to Jammu, reported Hindustan Times.

In 1990s, Surankote had been in the grip of peak insurgency, and in 1998, my ancestral house was torched by terrorists at Mohra Bachai (in Poonch district’s Surankote).
Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak to Hindustan Times.

It was his dream since his early school days to crack the KAS exam. The officer-to-be is currently a mathematics teacher in a local government school.

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His parents also come from an academic background. His father Mohammed Bashir Khan is a retired lecturer while his mother, Ghulam Fatima is a government school teacher.

Khan attributes his success to his parents and also accepts that his family background helped him to stay focused, reports the Hindustan Times.

On being asked by the media why he did not apply for the national Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), he said that he did not want to leave his parents and also wanted to serve his people.

With JKPSC I will be able to do both the things I wanted to do in life; i.e. serve people while staying with my parents.
Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak to Hindustan Times.
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During an interview with the NDTV, Anjum’s father Mohammed Bashir Khan said that he always wanted his children to become a symbol for peace for the youth. He also added that he wants his son to help free Pirpanjal region from violence and build infrastructure there.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and NDTV.)

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