ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The second death anniversary of human rights champion Abdul Sattar Edhi was observed in all around Pakistan on Sunday, Pakistani media reported.
Mr. Edhi was the founder of the prominent Edhi Foundation, which went on to become famous for running the largest volunteer ambulance network in the world. The foundation also runs orphanages, homeless shelters, animal shelters, and rehab centers across the country.
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Mr. Edhi was born in Gujrat, British India, on February 28, 1928. He breathed his last on July 8, 2016 at the age of 88 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi was honoured with several awards for his selfless services in the cause of humanity, both on the national and international level.
Various humanitarian organisations and philanthropists have paid glowing tributes to the late Edhi on his death anniversary, and observed that his contributions were unprecedented not only in Pakistan but across the world.
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Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Hassan Askari released a message on the anniversary, and said that we all should learn human service form late Abdul Sattar Edhi, who set up a best example of it.
“Edhi was was an asset and the true identity of Pakistan. The best way to pay homage to Edhi is to serve the distressed among all humanity,” he added.