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Dr Amjad Saqib gets Asia’s Nobel Prize 'Ramon Magsaysay Award'

Dr Amjad Saqib gets Asia’s Nobel Prize 'Ramon Magsaysay Award'
August 31, 2021 Web Desk

LAHORE (92 News) – Philanthropist and founder of Akhuwat Foundation Dr Amjad Saqib has received Ramon Magsaysay Award for this year for uplifting millions out of poverty in the country.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Akhuwat Foundation said: “Pakistan gets Ramon Magsaysay Award, popularly known as Asia’s Nobel Prize. Dr Amjad Saqib has been awarded this award for uplifting millions out of poverty. This award is dedicated to the people of Pakistan.”

Dr Amjad Saqib had dedicated the award to the people associated with Akhuwat and the nation.

Dr Saqib, a social entrepreneur, former civil servant, and author, had founded the NGO in 2001. Akhuwat has so far disbursed 4.5 million interest-free loans (Qarz-e-Hasan) amounting to Rs 128 billion (US$798 million) to over three million families across Pakistan.

The Magsaysay Award is given every year to individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to eradicate poverty and for the development of society in Asia.