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Edhi: ‘The man who drove no other car than his ambulance’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 01:02 pm
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Pakistan on Wednesday remembers the iconic human, mark of appreciation Abdul Sattar Edhi on his 4th death anniversary.

Edhi won respect from every stratum of society for an ascetic lifestyle that was devoted to helping the poor regardless of their background.

Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928, in Gujarat but then migrated to Karachi after partition.

“In 1951, he established the Edhi Foundation, which is funded solely by private donations.

The foundation, which operates 24 hours a day, provides a variety of social services from homeless shelters to medical care all free of charge and has helped thousands of people around the world in times of need.

Late Abdul Sattar Edhi was also known as “Angel of Mercy” due to his selfless services for mankind across the country, moreover, he did always help people in need without discrimination of religion,sect and creed.

Most notably, the foundation operates the world’s largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan.”

“In my entire life I have driven no other car except my ambulance,” Edhi said.

Edhi received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service in 1986 and was honored with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1989.

Abdul Sattar Edhi expired on July 8, 2016, from kidney failure.

During the last days of his illness, he stated that he preferred to be treated in Pakistan rather than abroad and earned further laurels from the general masses.

Quran Khawani and Fateha Khawani for the Isal-e-Sawab to late Edhi being held at the Edhi Centers across the country.

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