My East Coast Experience recently named Charlottetown’s Dr. Najam Chishti as one of the top 25 immigrants in the Maritimes for his community service and leadership.
Chishti grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, before eventually moving to Charlottetown in 1979, and has volunteered his time to organizations like Canadian Parents for French, P.E.I. Table Tennis, the Muslim Society of P.E.I. and the P.E.I. Multicultural Council.
He has been recognized by many organizations for his volunteer work, and has been a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal.
"Dr. Chishti is described by his nominators as a person who can get the job done with 'insightful humour' and an individual of 'decisive leadership' because people do not say no to him," reads the My East Coast Experience citation.
"He is well respected among his peers and community at large. He has made an extraordinary contribution to sport, recreation and community in Prince Edward Island."
Chishti accepted the award at a gala dinner in Halifax on Nov. 3.