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Israr Khan Kakar, a trailblazing student from Balochistan, Pakistan, has etched his name in the storied halls of Oxford University. In a historic achievement, Kakar secured the Oxford Union Presidency, following in the footsteps of two distinguished predecessors: the late Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and a survivor of the APS school Peshawar tragedy.

Kakar’s journey to the presidency was marked by resilience, determination, and a commitment to change. Hailing from Gulistan, a frontier town straddling tribal disputes and social norms, he defied all odds. His campaign resonated with themes of inclusivity, diversity, and breaking down institutional barriers.

As an APS survivor himself, Kakar carried the weight of tragedy and hope. His vision extended beyond the Union’s walls, aiming to address systemic issues such as “institutional racism” within the organization. His opponent, Izzy Horrocks-Taylor, championed gender representation, creating a dynamic contest.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, took to social media to congratulate Kakar on this historic win. Kakar’s ascent to the presidency serves as a beacon of hope for students worldwide, proving that excellence knows no boundaries.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.