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Pakistani philanthropist Dr Amjad Saqib nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

KARACHI: Pakistani philanthropist and founder of the country’s largest interest-free microfinance programme Akhuwat Dr Amjad Saqib has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work in poverty alleviation, The News reported Saturday.

For the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022, 343 candidates from around the world — 251 individuals and 92 organisations — have been nominated.

Commenting on the development, Akhuwat Foundation Chairman Dr Amjad said: “My services are beyond such awards and they are purely for the sake of Allah.”

He added that no person can nominate himself for the Nobel Prize and there is no lobbying involved in the entire process.

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