In the dire straits the country is in these days, every bit of good news matters. Kudos to Ibrahim Shahid for his record breaking 23 As in his GCSE O levels examination. This is the second time in a row that a Pakistani student has set new standards by breaking previous records of highest grades in O/A Levels exams. Ibrahims success is a matter of pride for all Pakistanis and the government should announce scholarship/research funding for further studies on his extra-ordinary feat. Amidst the doom and gloom we find ourselves in today, such news comes as a respite and is definitely a cause of celebration. JALAL AWAN, January 28.