Three Pakistanis receive The Queen’s Young Leaders Award

London: Three young Pakistanis, Mahnoor Syed, Haroon Yasin and Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi received The Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty The Queen at a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, London on 26 June 2018. Together they have joined a network of 240 powerful young leaders, from 53 Commonwealth countries, who are driving change to make the world a better place.

Mahnoor, 19, from Lahore, created the start-up, Spread the Word, and is supporting underprivileged people through educational workshops. Haroon, 26, from Islamabad, is giving children from underprivileged backgrounds the chance of a good education. Hassan, 28, from Lahore, is helping marginalised young people in Pakistan.

Felicitating the Young Leaders, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner said:

“My heartiest congratulations to the three Young Leaders on receiving this prestigious award from Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award recognizes the work that our young people are doing to transform the lives in their community and beyond. Such promising young people of Pakistan reassure nation’s confidence in its bright future. They are, indeed, the role model for the youth.”

The Queen’s Young Leaders, including those from Pakistan, have all been taking part in a series of high-level engagements across London and in Cambridge over the course of the past 10 days.

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