Two Pakistanis to get Queen’s Young Leaders award next week
ISLAMABAD—Two exceptional young Pakistanis will be awarded by Her Majesty The Queen during a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace next week, coinciding with the Queen’s 90th birthday. 28year-old Muhammad Usman Khan and 26-yearold Zainab Bibi have been recognised by the Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of oth-ers and making a lasting difference in their communities.
As a Queen’s Young Leader, they will be representing Pakistan as they join winners from 45 different Commonwealth countries in London for five days of highlevel engagements designed to help them further their life-changing work. Muhammad Usman Khan has been recognised for his dedication to helping all children receive an education, while Zainab Bibi has been acknowledged for her work and success in renewable energy.
They were selected from a competitive process where thousands of young people from all over the Commonwealth applied to be a Queen’s Young Leader. Muhammad said: ‘I am super excited for the Residential Week for the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme. It’s a prestigious opportunity to learn, share and acknowledge being a Queen’s Young Leader.’ Zainab added: ‘As the time is getting close, my excitement to meet The Queen is sky rocketing.