Out thousands who gave the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam in Pakistan, Zuhaib Ali, the son of a small-town car mechanic in Sindh is amongst 372 candidates who passed it.
Recently, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) announced the result of CSS exams 2019. Out of thousands of candidates from around the country, only 372 made it to Pakistan’s bureaucracy this year.
According to the latest results, only 2.5 per cent of the total candidates passed the exam. In 2018, 4.77 per cent had passed it.
Amongst those who have passed is Ali, a resident of Larkana, rural Sindh.
Ali received his ‘intermediate’ education from Cadet College Larkana in 2010. Since then, he had only one thing on his mind, which was to become a civil servant. He wanted to make his father, who spent most of what he earned on his education, proud.
However, soon after, his father passed away.
Even more motivated after his father’s death, Ali started pursuing his dream of becoming a CSS qualified bureaucrat.
A video of him being interviewed by a local television network was shared online and Twitter users praised him for his achievement.
Tweep @Sangrisaeed shared the clip, calling it a “message for young people”.
Twitter user @DrSaadAfridii reacted to the clip and wrote: "Wonderful news! Looking forward to meeting him in the academy. Prodigious."
User @Pervaizkhanmags posted: "Here is something that motivates all aspirants and teaches 'nothing can beat a hardwork’. Bravo! Brother."
It has been reported that Ali has been allocated in the Inland Revenue Service of Pakistan and will start his career as Assistant Commissioner (IRS).
The Central Superior Services is a permanent elite bureaucratic authority, and the civil service that is responsible for running the civilian bureaucratic operations and government secretariats and directorates of the Cabinet of Pakistan.