“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world,” says Abdul Sattar Edhi, a renowned Pakistani philanthropist, social activist and humanitarian, who has rendered unparalleled, unique and unforgettable services for the betterment of human beings with complete dedication and commitment for over sixty years. He is the founder and head of Edhi Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organization. He founded the Edhi Foundation, with an initial sum of a mere five thousand rupees and embarked upon a journey to serve humanity.

In his unrelenting struggle, today Edhi Foundation is the largest welfare organization in Pakistan. It has over three hundred and thirty welfare centers in rural and urban areas, which operate freely as orphanages, food kitchens, and rehabilitation centers for senior citizens and for drugs addicts, nursing homes, and shelters houses for abandoned women, clinics for treatment of injured animals and hospitals for the mentally handicapped poor. It runs the world’s largest ambulance service. In the recognition of Edhi’s services, the world has to give him nothing but the compensation commensurate to his services that is the Noble Prize which he rightly deserves.


Shikarpur Sindh, April 5.