ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Founder of Akhuwat Foundation, Dr Amjad Saqib for getting this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, which is Asia’s highest honour.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said we are proud of Dr Amjad Saqib’s achievement as we move forward in creating a welfare state based on Riasat-e-Madina Model.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is named after a president of Philippines who was killed in a plane crash. It was established in 1957 to honour people and groups tackling development problems.
70 years old Dr Firdausi Qadri, a vaccine scientist of Bangladesh, was also among the five recipients of the award.
Dr Amjad founded a model for eradication of poverty, interest-free loan and rehabilitation of human integrity. He dedicated his award to the people association with Akhuwat Foundation, which provides interest free micro finance. He had founded the organization in 2001. This is the largest organization in the world which provides interest free loans.
Dr Amjad Saqib has studied from Government College Lahore, King Edward Medical College and universities of the United States. He has already been granted Sitara e Imtiaz by the president. The Queen of Britain had bestowed him with Point of Light award. The World Economic Forum had also given him an award in 2018.
On August 22, 15-year-old Pakistani player Syed Imaad Ali had become winner of the World Youth Scrabble Championship by winning the final match held in Karachi.
Hasham Hadi Khan and Imaad were the two Pakistanis among 10 players to qualify for the finals. Imaad had created history by becoming the first player to bag the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Youth Cup for the second consecutive time. He also holds the record of the most scrabble championship titles by any youngster in the world with seven victories.