Pakistan has lost its most eminent symbol of humanity. Surely the passing away of an honest, hard work and merciful man like Abdul Sattar Edhi has been a great loss to our country. Though he started from practically nothing, he created a welfare network under which he built orphanages, support centres for the elderly and the disabled. He also founded the world’s largest ambulance service in the world. 

Though Government of Pakistan offered to sponsor Edhi’s treatment abroad, he preferred to stay in his own country. His death is itself a message to our politicians. It is an honour for us when he was titled by The Huffington Post as the world’s greatest living humanitarian. At the time of his death, he donated his eyes, which will be a source of vision for two blind people. I sincerely hope that Edhi’s supporters continue his legacy. 

NASIR SOOMRO, 

Hyderabad, July 10.