Trustworthy Pakistani cabbie in Dubai returns Dh180,000; is rewarded

A 36-year-old taxi driver in Dubai, Khalid Khan has been working arduous within the emirate to assist his household again house in Pakistan.
When he first got here right here, he was all of 20 years outdated, and has been working as a taxi driver in Dubai for years. Again house, he helps his three youngsters, spouse, dad and mom and siblings.
He is seen many ups and downs over all these years of lonely battle, however one factor that he by no means compromised on is his honesty.
When one among his passengers lately forgot Dh180,000 in his cab, the sincere driver ensured the cash was returned to its rightful proprietor with a couple of hours.
“Honesty is above every little thing for me. I couldn’t even think about holding that cash which didn’t belong to me,” Khalid informed Khaleej Occasions.
On January 21, Khalid picked up a passenger in Deira and dropped him on the gold souk. The 2 had conversations in the course of the journey in Hindi.
After almost half an hour of drive, Khalid’s eyes fell on a purchasing bag in his automotive. Khalid says whilst the person spoke in Hindi, he owned a Tanzanian passport.
“I opened the bag and noticed a pockets which had Dh 180,000 in it. He had additionally left his passport in it.”
With out pondering twice, Khalid rushed to his firm’s buyer care who directed him to report back to police.
“I went to the Naif Police Station and gave them the cash. They coordinated with RTA for the problem. Inside three hours, the person had his a refund.”
Khalid remembers the passenger’s emotional response on getting again his cash.
“He was in tears and couldn’t thank me sufficient. He had not imagined that I might return the cash.”
Khalid says there have been a number of events when he discovered wallets and different gadgets in his taxi left by the passengers. “However I at all times return them.”
Khalid was lately honoured by the Pakistan Affiliation Dubai for his honesty. Talking to Khaleej Occasions, Dr Faisal Ikram, Secretary-Basic of Pakistan Affiliation Dubai, mentioned that Khalid was honoured for his honesty.
“We give such honours commonly to encourage folks. It additionally displays the nice picture of the neighborhood.” He added that apart from certificates, a money prize can be given.

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