Petition for renaming new Islamabad airport after Edhi

Within 24 hours, the petition received endorsements from 21,000 Pakistanis

Danish Hussain July 10, 2016
The petition upon receiving significant number of signatures will be delivered to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a decision. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: An online petition to rename New Islamabad International Airport after Abdul Sattar Edhi has been gaining signatures at a dizzying pace.

The petition continues to gain new backers with nearly 21,000 signatures by 8:30 pm on Saturday.

Abdul Sattar Edhi – our own Abou Ben Adhem

A Pakistani S A Kazmi set up the petition “New Islamabad Airport be named as Edhi International Airport, Islamabad” almost a month ago on Change.Org when news media flashed reports about the serious nature of the ailment suffered by the great philanthropist.

However, it had only 50 supporters in the beginning. It got momentum after the demise of Edhi Friday night.

Within 24 hours, the petition received endorsements from 21,000 Pakistanis, while it is doing the rounds on social media with people asking each other to sign.

Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away in Karachi

“Simply a case of merit, no one deserves more than Abdul Sattar Edhi after whom this airport be named… His services to the humanity are unmatchable,” the petitioner mentioned the reason behind his move.

The petition upon receiving significant number of signatures will be delivered to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a decision.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2016.

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AFAQ ALI SIDDIQUI | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend I dont know why the public propoerty being named on the name of our servants who are appointed by us as our servants (but they are only working in their vested intrest). Such all public propoerty should be named in the name of our national heroes who served the humanity, nation and won our hearts. In return we want to pay them tribute by naming all our public property in their name. We the nation and public has only the right to dedicate our public property in his name. Therefore I strongly support that Airport should be named as Edhi International airport. AFAQ ALI
Sohaila Javed | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Living men and women are so taken up by titles, honors, awards, reputation and high name. Edhi sahib was far above adulation and awards. Having understood that the only wisdom to be acquired is "the wisdom of humility", he lived and died in the embrace of humility. Therefore, let him be where he is, beyond you and me, with the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate already.
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