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Taxi driver honoured by Pakistan Embassy

Award for honest taxi driver

  • By Abdul Rahman, Chief Photographer
  • Published: 18:17 September 18, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
  • Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistani ambassador to UAE, is seen presenting the certificate and memento to Pakistani taxi driver Umar Hayat Ajmal Khan, for showing exemplary honesty for returning the money of a passenger while on duty a few days ago in Dubai. The honoring ceremony took place at the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Abu Dhabi: A taxi driver was honoured at the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday for showing exemplary honesty.

While on duty in Dubai, on September 10, Umar Hayat Ajmal Khan, 27, from Peshwar, Pakistan, returned money left behind by passengers in his Metro Taxi.

Khan, who has been living in Dubai for two years, picked up two Saudi passengers from Riqa Street in Dubai, at 3pm. They asked him to drop them off at Rolla Street in Sharjah.

On his return from Sharjah, Khan noticed they had left something in the back seat.

After checking out what was left, he found a bag containing 123,000 Saudi riyals,(Dh120) and gold jewellery.

Khan immediately went to nearby Gusais Police station and returned the bag to the police officials there.

The next day, police called him and honoured him with a certificate, and his Saudi passengers gave him Dh500 for his honesty.

Khan, who is married and has one daughter at two years old, told Gulf News: “There is no point taking haram money.

“If I takes this haram money, I will be punished by almighty Allah.

“So I rushed to the nearest police station to hand over the passengers’ money. Now I am very happy, and feel that I have done a great job”.

Pakistani ambassador Jamil Ahmad Khan thanked taxi Driver Umar Khan for his honesty and presented a certificate of appreciation and memento, during the honouring ceremony at the embassy in Dubai.

Dh2,000 cash was also given to the taxi driver by the President of the Pakistani Pushthu Association, Haji Darazat Khan.

Comments (31)

  1. Added 19:48 September 19, 2012

    U really make us proud brother and hope all will follow u.

    Ayaz Khan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 19:22 September 19, 2012

    dear umer hayat khan you have done great job and shows the real face of pakistan. his one step towards honesty makes us to be proud. umer khan belong from that part of pakistan which produce terrorist in the eyes of rest of the world due to few black sheeps. now i hope you got the answer by this act of umer.


  3. Added 18:02 September 19, 2012

    well done brother...God bless great people, great job............

    khurram paymaan, islamabad, Pakistan

  4. Added 17:36 September 19, 2012

    Well done Ajmal Khan, may Allah Bless you with more than what you have returned. You made not only Pakistanis but also all UAE nationals and those who reside in this peaceful and safe country very proud God Bless you - amen. Ahmed Mahdi.

    Ahmed Mahdi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 16:24 September 19, 2012


    Nitin Patal, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 16:12 September 19, 2012

    First of all i am very thankfull of him, he did a good job that he return them money and jewellery. i am very proud him and i also request from all to do like as this. becouse it,s not lawfull for us.

    Gul Rahman, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 15:57 September 19, 2012

    God bless you we all are proud of you : )

    Muhammad Fahad Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. Added 15:57 September 19, 2012

    Allah Ho Akbar, Well Done, Khan Bhai, Due to Such muslims we are still surviving otherwise our acts are not fully comply with islamic laws, Thanks

    Hassan Raza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 15:45 September 19, 2012

    He has made the entire Pathan Community Proud. I hope that these acts of honesty break the stereotypical image.

    Mohammad Ali Khan Bangash, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 15:39 September 19, 2012

    great work brother. We are proud of you !!

    Muhammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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