KARACHI - Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair said on Wednesday that late Hakim Said was a true patriot, who served the nation in various capacities with utmost devotion and dedication during his entire life.

This he said while addressing the corporate rebranding of Hamdard and Hakim Said Awards held at Mohatta Palace. Chairperson Hamdard and daughter of Shaheed Hakim Said, Sadia Rashid was also present on the occasion.

The governor said: “Hakim Said was a remarkable physician, renowned scholar, trustworthy educationist, eminent philanthropist and in each category, his services are second to none. He also served the people of the province as governor and set examples of simplicity and austerity in this capacity.”

He said that his relentless services to the humanity and the country were unforgettable and a source of inspiration and motivation for all of them, no matter which field they were working in. Hamdard, a sapling that was once sown by Hakim Sahab has grown into a fruitful tree serving a large number of people within and outside the country, and it proudly and rightly represents our beloved country in many parts of the world and is contributing to the national exchequer by earning foreign exchange, he observed.

Zubair said that it was very unfortunate that Hakim Sahab was not amongst them, but his legacy continued to impact the lives of many people. He further said that his family especially his daughter Sadia Rashid had taken the responsibility of continuing the mission of her father and was performing very well which was a great achievement on her part. It is commendable that Hamdard has taken initiative to reward the heroes of Pakistan who have served this country in their respective fields and it could not have been done better rather than by decorating them with an award by the name of a remarkable personality of this country, he added.

He also lauded the initiative of rebranding of Hamdard, given how the brand has been a part of our lives for many decades. The fresh image of the brand reflects the creative input and hard work of the team, he opined. While highlighting the endeavors for maintenance of law and order and bridging the gap with regards to energy shortage, Governor Sindh said that efforts of the Government have been successful in both the fields. Due to strenuous efforts of Government conducive atmosphere for investment has been created and the financial hub of the Country is returning towards its past glory, he added.

The governor said he had conducted many road shows abroad to promote the cases of Pakistan. During his visits to USA, UK, UAE and Qatar, the real picture of investment portfolio was presented before foreign investors which is far different from the perception they were having about Pakistan, he concluded.

Sadia Rashid highlighted the endeavors and future plans of Hamdard and pledged that her institution would continue to carry forward the mission of Hakeem Sahab.