Pakistani cleaner returns 15 Kg of Gold found in a parking lot

A Pakistani cleaner named Taher Ali Maqbool, who is providing his services in Dubai, has set an example of loyalty and self-esteem. The 27 years old worker was working when he found a bag in a parking lot. To his surprise, the bag was full of gold bars!

According to a local newspaper, the worker hails from Chakri village, which is in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Maqbool offers a night shift and was cleaning the first floor of the parking when he found a bag in one of the corners. When he opened it to inquire its entries, he found out that a toolbox rested.

He did not open it further

He did not open it further thinking that a technician had forgotten it and would come the next day to collect it. He and his co-worker kept it aside. The bag was really very heavy!

The next day, no one came and one of the security personals opened it to find it full of solid gold bars! Maqbool said that they were not sure that it was gold or not, neither they wanted to know as they had no intentions of keeping it with them.

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He had no intention of keeping it

Maqbool says that he had no intention of keeping it: not even a single bar as he knew that the worth of this would not be equivalent to a single dirham earned through honesty. His father has raised him on values of earning Halal income.

He credited his father for always teaching him that the income that comes from honest sources is the best and for that Allah would honor one and give something in return which is far better than income from dishonest sources.

My father is a proud man today

Maqbool told his family about the whole incident via social media. He said that his father has been more than delighted upon it. Maqbool is overwhelmed by the appreciation that he has earned on social media.

He has now been honored for his trustworthy act by the Dubai Road Transport Authority. The gold he returned weighs 15 kg and has a value of 2.5 Million Dirham.  He extended is appreciation towards RTA for honoring him.

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Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority operates at a parking facility in Al Sabkha, from where the bag was found.  Maqbool was honored by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

In past too, RTA had honored a Bangladeshi cab driver who returned 25kg of gold back to its owner.

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Posted by Khaleej Times on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Source: Gulf News

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