Sharjah taxi driver who handed back Dh1.7m has returned cash-filled briefcase before

A taxi driver who returned a briefcase containing Dh1.7 million to its thankful owner said on Sunday it was not the first time a passenger had left cash in the back of his car.

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Naseerallah Sher Dola, a Pakistani driver who works for Sharjah Taxi, returned a briefcase containing Dh1.7m left by a passenger he picked up at Sharjah Airport. Thaer Zriqat / The National

SHARJAH // A taxi driver who returned a briefcase containing Dh1.7 million to its thankful owner said on Sunday it was not the first time a passenger had left cash in the back of his car.

Pakistani Naseerallah Sher Dola returned a briefcase containing the money and documents to a South Korean businessman, as previously reported by The National.

On Sunday, he recalled that last year he did the same for an Iranian man who had left a briefcase containing Dh50,000 in his taxi.

In the most recent example of his trustworthiness, the 30-year-old was given a certificate of gratitude plus Dh2,000 from Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, and Dh1,000 from the businessman.

“It felt good that I was recognised for my honesty, however, it’s part of my job and my duty as a devout Muslim to be honest and always do the righteous thing,” said the driver, who supports his siblings, his mother, wife and their three children with his Dh3,000-a-month wages.

He had picked up the Iranian man from Sharjah airport last year. “I returned the briefcase as well, and I was told that it contained Dh50,000,” said Mr Dola.

The South Korean businessman had also been picked up at Sharjah airport. More info

By   www.thenational.ae

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