Pakistani philanthropist Dr Amjad Saqib named ‘Global Man of the Decade’

04:41 PM | 16 Jul, 2023
Pakistani philanthropist Dr Amjad Saqib named ‘Global Man of the Decade’
Source: social media

LAHORE – Revered philanthropist and founder of Akhuwat Foundation Dr Amjad Saqib has been named ‘Global Man of the Decade’ for his extraordinary contributions towards fostering international unity and empowering millions worldwide.

The known humanitarian bagged the award at the prestigious United Kingdom-based Global Women Awards ceremony held in the British capital on Saturday.

Dr Saqib, a recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz, is known for being the architect of brotherhood and his extraordinary efforts bring him the rare honor.

After being honored, the former civil servant and author said he is deeply honored and humbled to receive this global recognition. “Thank you very much all. It is again a pleasure that I am receiving this award in the presence of so many leaders, men and women who are changing this world," Dr Saqib said in a statement.

Dr Saqib is a is the founder and chairman of Akhuwat, the world’s largest Islamic Microfinance programme. The organization is now the largest interest free microfinance institution in the world and works in collaboration with state and civil society.

He spent his entire life working to give a better life to underprivileged Pakistanis.

Earlier, the known humanitarian was conferred with Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of his services for society.

In light of his services, he received several awards including the Point of light award by Queen Elizabeth, Best entrepreneur of 2018 by Schwab Foundation and World Economic Forum, Life Time Achievement Award, 2014 by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Thomson Reuters and Sitara i Imtiaz by President of Pakistan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter