Karachi Central Jail convict who has been incarcerated for the past 11 years has received a Rs1 million scholarship to pursue a degree in chartered accountancy.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has given Naeem Shah a scholarship.
Shah was sentenced to life in jail for murder and has been behind bars for the past 11 years, according to Senior Superintendent of Central Jail Muhammad Hassan Sehto.
“He resumed his education while in prison,” the supervisor added. “He completed his matriculation tests and then went on to complete his intermediate examinations, in which he received exceptional grades and was placed in the top 20 pupils.”
Shah approached ICAP after receiving his intermediate grades, demanding that he be given the opportunity to pursue higher education as a Chartered Accountant, according to Sehto.
Because of his great academic performance, he was granted a scholarship.