FAISALABAD/BAHAWALPUR/SIALKOT/BAHAWALPUR/SIALKOT/MUZAFFARGARH/HAFIZABAD/MANDI BAHAUDDIN-In order to pay rich tributes to the greatest humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, people from all walks of life held condolence references, special prayers and Quran Khawani and urged the nation and the state to further the philanthropist’s mission, here on Sunday.

In Faisalabad, Quran Khawani and prayer ceremony were held for the departed soul of the renowned philanthropist at Circuit House.

Speakers paid rich tribute to the great services of late Edhi. They expressed grief on the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi and said Edhi’s services for humanity could never be forgotten. They said it will be impossible to fill the void caused by his death, May Allah accept his deeds. They wished strength to Edhi’s family to bear the loss. Traders and citizens said Edhi’s life should serve as a lesson to us that service of the humanity should be rendered irrespective of difference of caste, colour, creed and religion. They expressed extreme grief on the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi.

Provincial Minister for Minorities & Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sindhu, members parliament Mian Abdul Manan, Sheikh Ejaz Ahmad, Haji Khalid Saeed, Haji Ilyas Ansari, Faqir Hussain Dogar, Fatima Fareeha, DCO Salman Ghani, officers of different departments, representatives of NGOs and a large number of citizens were also participated.

Edhi termed real hero of Pakistan

Provincial Minister for Cooperatives Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar said that Abdul Sattar Edhi was a real hero of Pakistan who set high examples of commitment, honesty and serving humanity.

He was addressing a condolence reference at his residence to mourn the death of great Abdul Sattar Edhi. MPA Fouzia Ayub Qureshi, former MPA Samiullah Ch, Tahir Janbaz, PPP City President Safdar Shahbaz Rajput, former Deputy Attorney General Khan Muhammad Azad, Tehsil President Farooq Mughal, Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce’s member Saleemul Hassan and others attended the reference.

On the occasion, Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam secretary general Allama Shafqatur Rehman expressed his grief over the death of great social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and said that not only his children but also the whole nation has been deprived of a father. His services cannot be rewarded and will always be remembered, he added.

The participants also expressed their grief and said that Edhi spent his whole life in serving the poor and helpless people. “Besides providing services to the victims of different incidents and natural disasters, Edhi foundation is also looking after thousands of orphans across the country,” they pointed out.

Later, the provincial minister also condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia in front of Masjid-e-Nabwi.

SCCI terms it a national loss

Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) deeply condoled the demise of world’s charity icon Abdul Sattar Edhi, terming his death a national loss.

SCCI President Maj (r) Mansur Ahmed paid rich tributes to Abdul Sattar Edhi, saying that Edhi was a great man and a true torchbearer of humanity and philanthropy. He said that Edhi was a national hero of the country who devoted his whole life to serve humanity, the poor and marginalized communities.

SCCI President added that Edhi was a pioneer of philanthropy in Pakistan, saying that Edhi’s unmatched work will remain alive to guide the coming generations. He urged the nation and government to extend assistance to the Edhi Foundation for its noble work for humanity.

Earlier, the Sialkot traders offered Fateha for the departed soul and paid tribute to Edhi’s indiscriminate services for grieved humanity.

NGOs hold special prayers

at gatherings

Special congregations were organised by a number of non-profit organisations to pray for Abdul Sattar Edhi who had devoted his life for the cause of service to humanity. He saved the lives of more than 20,000 unclaimed babies.

Pakistan Patriot Forum (PPF) organised special congregation at Jail Road where hundreds of people recited versus from Holy Quran and offered Fateha. Similarly, a special pray session was held in WSO office Saeed Avenue where hundreds of children, women and staff offered Fateha led by Adv Yousaf Qureshi.

Christians hold condolence

reference

Christian community held a condolence reference for the soul of great humanitarian of the world Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi and prayed for the rest of his soul in eternal peace.

The Bishops of local Churches paid rich tributes to the great benefactor of human of all religions. They said that his meritorious services for the humanity would not be forgotten. They further said that the vacuum created by his death would hardly be fulfilled.

Public services remembered

Notables of Mandi Bahauddin held a meeting at Colony Officers Club to condole the death of revered humanitarian and dedicated social worker of the country Abdul Sattar Edhi.

The participants expressed grief and sorrow over the demise and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace. Paying tributes to late philanthropist, District and Sessions Judge (r) Muhammad Hussain Maken said Abdul Sattar Edhi was a great and renowned social worker and legend whose services to humanity, indigents and destitute would always be remembered. In his demise the nation has suffered irreparable loss. The meeting ended with prayers and fateh Khawani for sending Eisal Sawab to the departed soul.