Yasmeen (centre) with Ambassador Hamad Obaid Alzaabi (left) at her new home in Islamabad.


Vendor gets furnished apartment from UAE envoy


DUBAI – A widowed fruit vendor got her wishes granted after she received an unexpected gift from the UAE’s Ambassador to Pakistan: A fully furnished apartment in Islamabad.

Ambassador Hamad Obaid Alzaabi handed over the keys to the house built with the “generous support” from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment.

Ambassador Alzaabi described Yasmeen as a “great example of Pakistani women” and said she truly deserved the reward.

According to the UAE Embassy in Pakistan, Yasmeen has been raising three daughters and a son after her husband died. She sold fruits for a living “as she has no other option, she is struggling to feed her kids.”

Details about the apartment were not revealed, but photos showed Yasmeen and her family happily accepting the title to the property inside their new home. GAD/Expat Media


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