Pakistani-born British citizen nominated for top government award
Raj Wali Khattak, a British citizen of Pakistani origin from Saleh Khana area of Nowshera, was nominated for the British Empire Medal by the Queen of Britain for community service.
The British Empire Medal is a British and Commonwealth Award given annually by the Queen of Great Britain in recognition of her civil or military service.
Pakistani-born Raj Wali Khattak has lived in the UK for decades. “My nomination for the award is a source of pride for Pakistan,” he said.
Raj Wali Khattak has been living in the British city of Elsbury since 1975 where he has been active in serving the local community.
Raj Wali also served as mayor of Ellsbury from 2001 to 2005. At his special invitation, the Queen has also visited his community.
Raj Wali Khattak also takes an active part in welfare work and runs an organization for people with disabilities. He has also received numerous awards for his services in this regard.
After being nominated for the British Empire Medal, Raj Wali Khattak said that he would continue his services to the Pakistani community all over the world.