Cross section of society pays tributes to Edhi


Karachi—Glowing tributes were paid to Abdul Sattar Edhi the country’s most respected and iconic personality in the world of humanitarian services.
The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) arranged a memorial reference at their premises which was largely attended by people from cross section of the society, says an SIUT spokesman on Saturday.
Those who spoke included prominent intellectual and Human Right activist I.A. Rehman, Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Zohra Yousuf, Sultana Siddqiui, prominent physicians including Dr Haroon Ahmed and Professor Almani, former Commissioner of Karachi Shafiq-ur-Rehman Piracha and representatives of minority committee including artist Jimmy Engineer, Mazhar Jameel, Professor Kanayya Lal Nag Pal and Zahid Farooq. Sattar Edhi had passed away in previous week at SIUT after prolonged illness.
Speakers while paying rich tributes to the most revered person of our society saluted him and said Abdul Sattar Edhi name is synonymous with dedicated service to the man kind.
They said Edhi revolutionize the concept of social work and charitable activities not only in Pakistan but in many parts of the world.
The speakers said Edhi led a life for serving others and he extended services regardless of any nationality, ethnicity or class which is a sharp rebuke to those who divide the society through violence and fear.
They recounted the multifarious social work of Edhi under the umbrella of Edhi Foundation which includes free hospital and dispensaries, orphanages, nursing homes, shelter for shelter less and old people and fleet of ambulance service, graveyards and morgues.—APP

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