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Meet the rickshaw driver with daughters at Karachi’s leading universities

June 20, 2019
Meet the rickshaw driver with daughters at Karachi’s leading universities

In a country where many women are still discouraged from getting an education and are married off early, Amjad Ali, a father of six daughters, and a rickshaw driver, has become a shining example of what a great father looks like for sending his daughters to Karachi’s leading universities.

“People often mocked and criticized me saying that girls are bound to get married and move out and to stop wasting my hard earned money on my daughters,” he told SAMAA TV on its programme Naya Din on Wednesday.

But one of his daughters, Muskan, recently received a scholarship from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), which is one of the top business schools in the country. “It was one of the happiest days of my life,” he said.

Ali’s shared that his eldest daughter is studying at Dow University of Health Sciences and another at SZABIST. Muskan is at IBA and his fourth daughter studies at a TCF college. He also has a 13-year-old son.

“It was made possible because of TCF,” he said. “It was because of their help and support that now my daughters are at some of the country’s leading universities,” said Ali.

He also called his daughters his ‘pillars of strength’ ans said they have stood by him through many hardships.

“I was even jailed because of my own brothers after a property dispute,” he shared. “My eldest daughter stepped in and bailed me out,” he said.

“Be it a son or a daughter, the right to education is equal for all,” he believes.

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    Maheshwar   June 20, 2019 9:14 pm/ Reply

    This article would definitely inspire many
    Across world.if it is quoted as example at international platforms while talking about women emancipation.

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    Syed Ahmed Imam   June 20, 2019 11:44 pm/ Reply

    This is called struggle in the right direction

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    Naveed   June 21, 2019 2:43 am/ Reply

    Impressive and commendable.

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    Anonymous   June 21, 2019 11:45 am/ Reply

    Bravo …You are truely a super hero. May Allah Bless you more. U got 6 sons not daughters.

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    Nadeem Baig   June 21, 2019 2:56 pm/ Reply

    I salute you Amjad and your all daughters. You all are great and real people

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    Azam   June 21, 2019 2:56 pm/ Reply

    No doubt. Its a very good example of success because of right guidelines of the parents.

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    Zafar   June 21, 2019 3:11 pm/ Reply

    Impressive. Well done.

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    Ali Naqi Taqi   June 21, 2019 4:17 pm/ Reply

    Awesome. With a desire to break glass ceilings anyone can soar heights…

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    Anonymous   June 21, 2019 6:52 pm/ Reply

    The fact that a father chose to educate his daughters when the friends of the family did not appreciate his effort is truly commendable. His daughters will Inshaallah be a beacon of success. Kudos all round!

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    IBRAR AHMAD   June 21, 2019 9:44 pm/ Reply

    That’s the real superb effort by a father who have the courage to face criticism from the society and make a row in dark. Salute you.

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    محمد آصف   June 22, 2019 12:47 am/ Reply

    نے نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے ارشاد فرمایا کہ جس شخص کو اللہ پاک نے اپنی رحمت یعنی بیتیوں سے نوازا اور اس شخص نے ان کی بہترین تربیت کی (بوبھ سمجھنے کے بجاۓ) اس شخص پر جنت واجب ہوگئی۔ برادر امجد علی آپ ہم سب کیلیے ایک منارۂ نور ھیں۔ اللہ پاک سے دعا ہے کی آپ کی بیتیوں کے نصیب اچھے کرے اور عافیت کا معملہ فرماۓ آمین یا رب العالمین۔

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    Zeeshan   June 22, 2019 8:27 am/ Reply

    This is the example for society … Very very impressive message.. it should be highlighted.. family should be invited on TV program for encourage and to make an example for others

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    Zahid Sharif   June 23, 2019 3:10 am/ Reply

    MashAllah another good example daughter of Pakistan, Pakistan Zindabad

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    Adnan Ahmmed   June 23, 2019 1:17 pm/ Reply

    Great…

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    khan   June 23, 2019 11:23 pm/ Reply

    Would Zardar or Maryam deposiy a few millions rupees in their father account, the way he did in Faaloodawal account>

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    khan   June 23, 2019 11:28 pm/ Reply

    Someone should teel him about family planning.five daughters may be because of his wish for a so. But hie has a 13 year old son his youngest daughter has born after he ad a son.

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    Anonymous   June 24, 2019 6:34 pm/ Reply

    We have to learn lesson from this great Pakistani who did his efforts to provide best education to his daughters. He faced the probkems of lack o money but he won by his high sprit and his daughter marvelous struggles. GOD BLESS MR.AMJAD ALI AND HIS FAMILY. We all Pakistanis should per like him and help to creat excellent image of Pakistan in the world that we are the best nation in the world.GOD BLESS PAKISTAN

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