July 03, 2018 / BY Faizan Shahzad

Aqeel Karim Dhedhi: Another Ordinary Human

As kids, we are told that the good always outweighs the bad regardless of how much they both weigh. But as we grow up, we introduce the policy of comparison between the attention both the components get the good and the bad.

At first, we mostly consider a person’s righteousness but then comes how the world thinks of that person because of which the good image of the person gets greatly damaged.

Similarly, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi was also another successful tycoon acknowledged by the people around the globe until even his good was outweighed by the bad. But if this were meant to be just another blog on how he went downhill with his image then the point will be no different from what the rest of the world thinks of AKD.

How I got to know about AKD

It’s quite different from how most of the people around the world are getting to know him.

I, at first, had no clue about Aqeel Karim Dhedhi. Fortunately, I got to know about the tycoon the normal and sane way. I tried to serve the society with what I had, a year ago and everybody knows how we gain knowledge about the humanitarian work of various wealthy and famous people around the globe while social working.

The first tycoon whose exceptional service I got to know about was Aqeel Karim Dhedhi. He was among the most generous people who have realized the need for actions instead of just talk and that’s where I built his image in my mind.

A great son

Aqeel Karim Dhedhi seems to think very highly of his father. He always claims that whatever he has achieved today is because of his father. For him, staying under the influence of his father and learning from his father’s experiences was the best privilege he could ask for. He would always consider what his father might’ve done in most situations.

Distinctly acknowledged

To prove that his work and service to the society was indeed remarkable, there are obvious acknowledgments he has received for his service throughout the years. One of which was an award called ‘Sitara-e-Esaar’ given to him by then-president Gen. Pervez Musharraf for the extraordinary efforts of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi during the disastrous earthquake in October 2005, that hit the northern areas of Pakistan. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi was one of the very prominent figures to step in to help the country in a ruinous state.

He has worked greatly in setting up multiple hospitals and his funding programs don’t usually seem to cease.

Encouragement for women empowerment and education

Quite a common assumption for such successful figures is misogyny but Aqeel Karim Dhedhi made sure he wasn’t counted as one of them. He is truly a strong supporter of women empowerment and by true, I mean a working supporter.

To prove things more efficiently, it would be enough to mention that the AKD group securities, investments, and constructions are all managed by the three of his daughters, respectively. He, himself claims how crucial the role of women is in a business and without hesitating, let his daughters rule over his noticeably successful business.

Education is like the foundation for the promotion of women empowerment. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi has always encouraged everyone (especially women) to get a hold of quality education which doesn’t necessarily have to come from a well-known source.

I’m somewhat glad that I got to go across more than just AKD scam or AKD fraud. There certainly is more to a person than just the people’s opinions about him.

Why is it that just a single line of criticism is capable of outweighing a thousand lines of praise? Wonder.

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