Pakistan remembers Abdul Sattar Edhi on second death anniversary

Punjab Caretaker CM Hassan Askari says best way to pay homage to the late humanitarian is to serve distressed people


APP July 08, 2018
Late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The second death anniversary of prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi was observed on Sunday, according to reports.

Edhi was the founder of the Edhi Foundation, which became famous for running the largest volunteer ambulance network in the world. The foundation also runs homeless shelters, animal shelters, rehab centers and orphanages across the country.

The iconic humanitarian activist was born on February 28, 1928 in Gujarat before the partition of the sub-continent. He breathed his last on July 8, 2016 at the age of 88 in Karachi.

Abdul Sattar Edhi was honoured with several awards for his selfless services in the cause of humanity, both on the national and international level.

The Edhi Foundation remained a ray of hope in 2017

Various humanitarian organisations and philanthropists have paid glowing tributes to the late Edhi on his death anniversary, and observed that his contributions were unprecedented not only in Pakistan but across the world.

A Quran Khawani was also held at the Edhi Village in Islamabad on Sunday, which was attended by a large number of people, including family members, local residents, as well as admirers and volunteers of the Edhi Foundation which he had established.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Hassan Askari released a message on the anniversary, and said that we all should learn human service form late Abdul Sattar Edhi, who set up a best example of it.

"Edhi was was an asset and the true identity of Pakistan. The best way to pay homage to Edhi is to serve the distressed among all humanity," he added.

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