Edhi begs for flood victims

Published: July 29, 2010
Edhi sitting at Meezan chowk, Quetta, begging for relief goods for flood victims. PHOTO: PPI

Edhi sitting at Meezan chowk, Quetta, begging for relief goods for flood victims. PHOTO: PPI

Abdul Sattar Edhi on Wednesday initiated a begging campaign in Quetta for the flood victims of Balochistan.

Crouched on the roadside in Meezan chowk, the philanthropist and his daughter were collecting money for the thousands of people displaced by the recent flash floods.

Edhi claimed the money collected will be distributed equally amongst the affected. He further appealed to the people to help the victims.

According to Edhi , around 5,000 flour sacks have already been dispatched. More will be sent soon.

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  • Khadimhussainsubhpoto
    Jul 28, 2010 - 6:28PM

    Words humble us to express our deep gratitude and appreciation we have for this great social worker of the world. Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi has proved with the help of his exemplary conduct and pragmatic approach that selfless service of humanity is primary duty of every human being. He is our ray of hope. Seeing him further consolidates and strenthens our belief the good and selfless people still exist int his world where we witness ratrace among the people to outdo one
    another in an attempt to supersede in material gains. In this materialistic world, the people like him must be immensely supported and encouraged. His efforts to collect money for flood victims shoudd be extended and fully supported. I appeal to every Pakistan to help this great man in his noble work to get real satisfaction, peace of mind and comfort.Recommend

  • Sohail
    Jul 28, 2010 - 6:38PM

    Salute to Mr. Sattar EdhiRecommend

  • Fardad Ali Shah
    Jul 28, 2010 - 6:52PM

    “There is no limit to what a man can do provided he does not care who gets the credit for it” – A man can even bestow grace upon the word ‘begging’. Thankyou Eidhi, You are a beacon of inspiration and a testimony that God has not given up on us. Zindabad!Recommend

  • Asif Khan
    Jul 28, 2010 - 11:36PM

    Ehdi is sitting on the floor with poor people and begging money for their help. The picture itself saying thousand of items to write. But I stopped myself to write.

    Ehdi sb salute you. Allah bless you.Recommend

  • Aamir Javaid
    Jul 29, 2010 - 12:25AM

    Hats off to this man. He is a symbol of humbleness and inspiration. God Bless you Mr. EdhiRecommend

  • adnan baloch
    Jul 29, 2010 - 11:21AM

    I wonder why pakistani nations is quite when people of balochistan are suffering from worst conditions. When there was earthquake in northern areas last year every province was sendind aid but when its come to balochistan i dont see anything yet .i salute you mr edhiRecommend

  • Sarah
    Jul 29, 2010 - 9:21PM

    Where can one donate money to Edhi’s cause?
    I really feel helpless as I cannot help in any other way…Recommend

  • Jul 31, 2010 - 2:51PM

    Sarah: You can contact these numbers for guidance.

    Sarafa Bazar, Boulton Market, Mithadar, Karachi.
    Ph: +92 (21) 32413232
    Fax: +92 (21) 32413232Recommend

  • Shah Karez
    Aug 1, 2010 - 11:24AM

    Million dollar question is what our lords in the corrodors of power learn from Edhi? Salaam EdhiRecommend

  • Aug 3, 2010 - 10:18PM

    Anyone who has not done so should read Abdul Edhi’s autobioraphy
    A MIRROR TO THE BLIND which can be purchased through any of the Edhi foundation centers. It is an amazing book. Recommend

  • aftab
    Aug 5, 2010 - 12:49PM


  • Aug 7, 2010 - 11:18AM

    it is a simle examle for humanity service.weldone Abdus Sattar EidhiRecommend

  • waheed
    Aug 11, 2010 - 2:47PM

    May Allah help him to succed in his good mission and help us to contribute maximumRecommend

  • Adnan Aziz Ahmed
    Aug 17, 2010 - 6:35PM

    This man deserves the Nobel Peace prize for his selfless devotion to helping the poor, the needy and the dispossessed. But he doesnt stand a chance because he has a beard and is a Pakistani! There IS no justice in this world…..Recommend

  • Khurram Ahmed
    Aug 19, 2010 - 6:27PM

    May Almighty Help ever in all your projectsRecommend

  • rehan
    Aug 20, 2010 - 9:06AM

    @AdnanAziz.I’m glad he didn’t get that useless prize.Scroll the list of those who have got it and you will come to know the silly thing it is.Our Edhi is much LARGER than any prize on this Earth.He has our duas and God is paying him enough and will inshAllah reward him better in the next world.Recommend

  • saleem
    Aug 20, 2010 - 5:03PM

    Edhi is one of the very few who represents the true definition of social work and has proved time after time that he truly cares for the needy and the helpless from the bottom of his heart without any reward from this world.
    May Allah helps you with your hard work for humnity.Recommend

  • Dr, Faheen Alam
    Aug 20, 2010 - 5:50PM

    how to donate?Recommend

  • arslan hussain
    Aug 21, 2010 - 3:49PM


    How can i donate from riyad: ie i want to wire money to Edhi/Imran khan’s flood appeal from here? i need details asap…please help…
    ps. well done edhi…am still flummoxed as to why you havent received the nobel peace prize….Recommend

  • Aug 22, 2010 - 11:32AM

    One of the strengths of the Edhi Foundation is that it only accepts donations at its centers and directly. Please consider making the effort to give to them. Here’s a page that has more info:


  • Adnan Aziz Ahmed
    Aug 22, 2010 - 4:30PM

    Arslan, I live in London and so have Edhi Foundation’s UK bank details but there is no reason why you could not wire funds to this account from Riyadh or any place in the world for that matter:

    Edhi Foundation International
    Lloyds TSB Bank plc
    Sort Code: 30-99-86
    Account No: 01466755

    You can verify the details by calling their office which is at 316, Edgeware Road, London W2 1DY on +44 20 7723 2050 or +44 20 7224 9774.Recommend

  • Akram Ariff
    Aug 23, 2010 - 11:14PM

    May Allah Bless and protect Mr.Edhi. He is one of the few honest and dedicated men left in Pakistan. I gaurantee you that any money sent to him will be used to help the poor and needy, unlike other agencies in Pakistan. He truly deserves the Nobel Pize. In the USA you can send money to his office in New York. I pray to the Almighty that Pakistan gets politicians like him. Thanks again Mr.Edhi for all your good work.
    Abdul Sattar Edhi International Fund
    45-11 National Street
    Corona, NY 11368
    Phone NO: 718-639-5120**Recommend

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