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Pakistani Philanthropist Dr. Amjad Saqib Wins ‘Global Man of the Decade’ Award at Prestigious London Ceremony

Date: August 03, 2023

Dr. Amjad Saqib, a renowned Pakistani philanthropist and development practitioner, was honored with the prestigious ‘Global Man of the Decade’ award at the Global Woman Awards 2023 ceremony in London. The award recognized his remarkable achievements in poverty alleviation and social development. Dr. Saqib is the founder of Akhuwat Foundation, a groundbreaking microfinance institution established in 2001, which provides interest-free loans to the poor, making it the world’s largest interest-free microfinance program.

Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Saqib said, “I feel 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.” He dedicated the award to the people of Pakistan and the dedicated volunteers striving to build a better world, free of poverty and exploitation.

In addition to Dr. Saqib’s accolade, Pakistani entrepreneur and social activist, Huma Fakhar, also shined at the ceremony, receiving the prestigious ‘Global Woman Inspiration Award.’ Huma Fakhar, the founder and CEO of Soultana Rice and Map Capital organizations, was recognized for her inspirational work in the field of business.

Huma Fakhar’s impactful efforts extend to encouraging entrepreneurship, particularly among girls in orphanages in Pakistan. She has been instrumental in providing opportunities for them to earn livelihoods and create a brighter future for themselves.

The awards ceremony celebrated the remarkable contributions of these outstanding individuals, highlighting their dedication to making positive changes in society and empowering others to do the same.

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