Mr Khan was just nine when his parents resisted diktats by terrorists and refused to let his brother join them. The family fled from the village to Jammu.
After qualifying the state civil service exams, Mr Khan wants to go back and serve in Surankote. He says education is the best way to change the destiny of youth and he will work for it in his ancestral area.
"There is no point of making it to this service if I'm not able to go there and help people. Becoming an officer is one thing, but what's important is that you should help your society. The society where from you have come," Mr Khan says.
Over 12,000 candidates had appeared for the state civil service exams in 2015, and only 51 made it.
Mr Khan's success comes after years of toil that he and his family have put in and sacrifices they have made.
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