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.