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Dubai authorities honored a Pakistani expat in Dubai for returning a bag of 15 kilograms of gold, worth 7 million Dirhams. Road and Transport authority honoured Tahir Ali Maqbool, 27, hailing from Chakri Village in Sialkot.
Maqbool said, “Honesty is the biggest wealth”, a day after he was honored by Dubai’s authority. “You cannot buy honesty even with one crore rupees. Wealth is not permanent; it is with you today and tomorrow it belongs to someone else,” Maqbool explained.
The cleaner was on his night shift when he found a bag at a parking facility in the Al Sabkha area earlier this month. He opened the bag and found gold solid bars in it. He, however, without a delay, handed the bag over to the authorities.
I came to Dubai to support my family and my father, who is not well. I do not have big dreams except to build a proper house for my family.
“I had no clue the bag contained gold. I thought it would be tools or something when I spotted it in a corner. I informed the security guard and returned the bag without even thinking twice.”
He informed his father and revealed that his family members are proud of him, appreciating him for his honesty. “When I told my father, he said I did the right thing and congratulated me. That meant a lot to me,” added Maqbool
Maqbool has been working in Dubai since 2013, the sole breadwinner for his family. “I came to Dubai to support my family and my father, who is not well. I do not have big dreams except to build a proper house for my family,” he said in conclusion.
Earlier, Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum praised the Pakistani expats working in Dubai. His video with a Pakistani Abra captain Mubhashir Ellahi, hailing from Sialkot, went viral on social media. The video shows the Crown Prince approaching the boat skipper and appreciating him for his work.