An example was made by a young Pakistani young cab driver, as he helped an Indian girl getting her purse, containing her important documents, including her UK student visa.
The UK based student, Raechel Rose who was in Dubai for her winter vacations with her family had just three days before she had to return to the UK. Rose, who lost her wallet on January 4 had to return back on January 8. She lost her wallet in cab.
Modassar Khadim, a young Pakistani cab driver found her wallet and started searching for her. The wallet, which contained her Emirates ID, UAE Driving License, Health insurance Card, Credit card and more than Dh1,000 in Different Currencies was lost in Khadim’s cab.
The whole story turned moving, when Khadim made every effort and knocked on every door to search Racheal to return her belongings. Rose did not have a copy of the visa along with her, furthermore, upon contacting her university she was told to reapply for the visa. The whole family was panicked with the developing situation. They quickly reported the incident to Dubai police.
“She had got into his taxi with another friend near Burjuman around 7.30pm on January 4, Just then, they saw their other friends in another car and decided to join them. They immediately left the taxi and Rose didn’t realise that she left her wallet behind.” Racheal’s mother told media.
“She was in tears, she rushed to the police station to report the matter.” She added.
However, according to her mother, It was difficult to trace the cab driver, since the number was not clear in CCTV and it was also difficult to trace the cab with RTA, as the meter was not started.
Khadim, on the other hand tried to trace her through her Emirates number, but the company’s non-disclosure policy came in his way.
Khadim, while talking about the whole incident said, “Finally, the RTA call Centre called me back when I was finishing my duty at 3.30am and verified the details that matched with their complaint. I was given their number following which I went to their house to drop the wallet.
Modassar Khadim, who is the only brother of three sisters back home was offered Dh600 by Rachel’s father, which he refused to accept.