Pakistani nation today is remembering world-renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi on the occasion of his 93rd birthday.
He was was born on this day in 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.
Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He masterminded Pakistan’s largest welfare organization almost single-handedly, entirely with private donations.
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. Abdul Sattar Edhi breathed his last on July 8, 2016, due to 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.