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Edhi remembered on 2nd death anniversary

KARACHI: The second death anniversary of legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed today. Edhi, who built a network of humanitarian centers across the country to provide life-saving services to the people, died on July 8, 2016 at the age of 89. He was born to a family of Muslim traders in Gujarat in British India and migrated to Pakistan after its creation in 1947. He began his humanitarian work soon after migration. The state’s failure to help his struggling family care for his mother — paralysed…

Edhi, Raheel, Cheema source of inspiration for many CSS candidates

ISLAMABAD: A recent study has revealed that the candidates clearing the Central Superior Service (CSS) and the Punjab Civil Service (PCS) written examinations declared prominent social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, former army chief General Raheel Sharif and renowned police officer Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema as their ideal personalities. The study indicates that the young candidates are passionate about serving their countrymen and committed to bringing extraordinary changes in the system. When asked about which…

SBP issues Rs. 50 coin in honour of Edhi

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday issued Rs. 50 coin in honour of the services for humanity rendered by famed philanthropist and Chairman ‘Edhi Foundation’ late Abdul Sattar Edhi , ARY News reported. In a ceremony held at SBP, Governor SBP Ashraf Mehmood Wathra presented the commemorative coin, engraving portrait of late humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, to Faisal Edhi. Addressing the ceremony, Wathra stressed that mission of Abdul Sattar Edhi should be taken on for recognition of his services for the…

ICC Champions Trophy starts tour in Karachi from Edhi home

KARACHI: ICC Champions Trophy started its tour from Edhi home in Karachi, ARY News reported on Thursday. A month after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tour launched in Dubai, the trophy has visited India, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Colombo in Sri Lanka. The trophy arrived at the Edhi home in Karachi on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, was present at the event at Edhi Home where the trophy was presented to honour the services of Pakistan's charity icon late Abdul Sattar Edhi. Afridi talking on the…

State Bank to issue Rs50 coin in the memory of Abdul Sattar Edhi

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced to issue Rs50 Commemorative Coin on Friday in memory of famed philanthropist late Abdul Sattar Edhi, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The federal government had decided to issue the coin in the cabinet meeting held on July 15 last year. The SBP was authorized to issue Rs50 Commemorative Coin in recognition of his services to humanity. These coins will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation from March 31, 2017.…

Google honors Edhi on 89th birth anniversary

Google has created a doodle to honor “Angel of Mercy” Abdul Sattar Edhi on his 89th birth anniversary. The company said that Edhi was a global-reaching philanthropist and humanitarian who made it his life’s mission to helping those in need and whose unwavering commitment to others will always be remembered. The doodle shows Edhi standing in his characteristic grey dress and the organisation’s welfare services such as the iconic Edhi ambulance. He also shows a women holding a child outside the Edhi Home shelter, a book,…

Imran Khan voted ARY’s Person of The Year

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been voted ARY’s Person of The Year (2016), according to result of our online user-based poll. Arynews.tv conducted an online poll, participated by hundreds of thousands of our readers. On the eve of the New Year, noted social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi (late) and Imran were deadlocked with 30% votes each in their favour, but Khan slightly pulled ahead to 31% by the day end. Edhi got the second highest number of votes (30%), followed by ex-army chief General Raheel Sharif…

Edhi, Sabri among most ‘googled’ people in Pakistan in 2016

Google has on Wednesday revealed the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in 2016. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, the Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captured the nation’s interest during the year. Google said that many topics set a new all-time high in search interest, but some were unexpected and surprising. Among the most searched person include renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and qawwal Amjad Sabri, both of whom passed…