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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Muslim cleaner returns $50,000 found while on duty

A Pakistani hotel employee has won acclaim after handing in over $50,000 (£33,000) in cash that had been left behind by a guest.

Essa Khan, 51, discovered the money in $100 notes left in the room of a Japanese worker at the Serena Hotel in Gilgit.

Mr Khan, who earns about 21,000 rupees ($235; £153) a month, says he never considered keeping the money.

He has been invited to receive an award from a state governor for his honesty.

"My duty with the hotel and my family upbringing teaches me nothing else," he said.

"Times are hard for everyone, but that doesn't mean we should start stealing and taking things which do not belong to us."

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  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Jaunty Mellifluous said…

    Nice work. Keep it up.

  • At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wish I can meet you to salute you. I'm very much proud of you.
    Your well wisher
    Jamshaid Khan Barki


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