Pakistan Issued Stamp on Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

pakistan edhi stampPakistan has released a commemorative postage stamp worth Rs20 featuring Abdul Sattar Edhi on 14th August 2016.The ceremony was held in Edhi home located in Karachi’s Meetha Dar area.Post master General Sindh Muhammad Ikhlaq Rana and Faisal Edhi mutually unveiled the commemorative postage stamp.Edhi’s wife, Bilquees Edhi was also present on the occasion and praised the efforts of PPOD.

The renowned philanthropist and founder of Edhi foundation died on July 8 in Karachi.Edhi, known as a ‘servant of humanity’ and who also ran the world’s largest private ambulance network, was suffering from severe kidney problems according to his son.Born to a family of Muslim traders in Gujarat in British India, Edhi arrived in Pakistan in 1947.

The state’s failure to help his struggling family care for his mother — paralysed and suffering from mental health issues — was his painful and decisive turning point towards philanthropy.In the sticky streets in the heart of Karachi, Edhi, full of idealism and hope, opened his first medical clinic in 1951.Abandoned children and the elderly, battered women, the disabled, drug addicts; Edhi’s foundation now houses some 5,700 people in 17 shelters across the country.

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