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Pakistan honors Edhi on sixth death anniversary

Abdul Sattar Edhi is the epitome of a life spent serving humanity. Due to his commendable contributions, he was awarded numerous awards both at home and internationally.

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July 8th marks the sixth death anniversary of renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi. On this occasion, Pakistan is remembering Edhi for his compassion, love, and mercy.

Members of the civil society including the government of Pakistan are honoring Abdul Sattar Edhi and his unmatchable contributions to humanity.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid tribute to Edhi by terming him the ‘pride of Pakistan’. The prime minister in a statement said Edhi was a great man who spent all his life rendering sincere services to humanity.

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PM Shehbaz said Edhi became the patron of orphans and the needy and sheltered them with love and care. He also recalled the selfless contribution of Edhi and his late wife Bilquis for their long journey of service to humanity.

Similarly, PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto also issued a statement on Edhi’s death anniversary. He said Edhi proved that sincerity and service are the most powerful and everlasting. Bilawal also said Mr. Edhi taught us that the best life is name of dedicating oneself to a cause.

Abdul Sattar Edhi – a savior for countless

Abdul Sattar Edhi established his first welfare center with only Rs 5,000 and later founded the Edhi Trust.

The Edhi Foundation, which serves people in every city in Pakistan, was enlisted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 as the world’s largest ambulance service.

In addition to hospital and ambulance services, the Edhi Foundation has housed clinics, maternity homes, shelters, blood banks, orphanages, children’s evacuation centers, and schools. In 2020, the Edhi Foundation rescued a woman from Azerbaijan who was illegally trafficked to Pakistan for prostitution in 2011.

Even after his death, the Edhi Foundation has continued to serve humanity in many other countries around the world, in addition to Pakistan. Moreover, the Edhi rescue services have always been at the forefront of any crisis or emergency situation.

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Needless to say, Abdul Sattar Edhi is the epitome of a life spent serving humanity. Due to his commendable contributions, he was awarded numerous awards both at home and internationally. For instance, he was awarded the Roman Magse Award by the Philippines in 1986, and the Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary International Foundation in 1993.

Edhi was suffering from kidney disease and died on July 8, 2016, as a result of his illness. In recognition of his services, he was buried with full official honors.