2012 Nobel Committee: Govt nominates Edhi for Nobel peace prize

Initiative includes an online petition and a letter writing campaign to galvanize support for Edhi’s nomination.

News Desk February 10, 2012

In a move long overdue, the government finally submitted a formal nomination for renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi to the 2012 Nobel committee.

According to a press release, the government took the step on the directives of the prime minister.

The nomination is in partnership with ‘Edhi for Nobel Peace Prize’ – a campaign launched by SOC Films and Peter Oborne, the chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph.

The initiative includes an online petition and a letter writing campaign aimed at galvanizing support and awareness for Edhi’s nomination.

To date, over 75,000 signatures have been amassed and hundreds of letters sent to individuals who are in a position to submit nominations to the Nobel Committee.

Edhi, 83, is a household name in Pakistan, known for his humanitarianism and charity work.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2012.


spy118 | 9 years ago | Reply

Link for the petition:


Spread the word.

Mia Mitoo | 9 years ago | Reply

Great news and well deserved by Mr Ehdi congatulations sir,,, But why dont Muslim countries give such accolades...

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