Nominating Abdul Sattar Edhi for a Nobel Award: Give Us Your Testimonials

Posted on January 23, 2007
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Adil Najam

My posts over the last few days have all been designed to build up to this (here, here and here).

Irrespective of whether Abdul Sattar Edhi is a Pakistani or not, irrespective of how much most Pakistanis hold his selfless zeal in reverence – and irrespective also of all the ways in which a few have tried to malign him – I believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. I need your help in putting together a nominations package.

I do not wish to make this a nationalistic thing. He would not like that. For me it is a humanistic thing. As he has made clear again and again, humanism and humanitarianism is more important than everything else; certainly it is bigger than nationalism.

Here is a man who has dedicated his whole life to serving the most marginalized and the most wretched in society. The destitutes, the mentally ill, corpses left by the roadside, children abandoned at his doorsteps, women kicked out by their families. When there is no one to go to, there is always Edhi Sahib to go to.

As importantly, he has done this – in his words – ‘wholesale’. He has single handedly built – literally by begging – a social services structure at a national scale. Bigger than what governments have. He has never taken a ruppee as salary himself. He lives in a two room apartment that most middle class Pakistanis would not call home and he oversees the largest ambulance network in the world, now with airplanes and helicopters, a multi-million dollar enterprise of relief, of goodwill, and of humanitarianism. If he does not deserve the Nobel Award, I do not know who does.

As I had mentioned in the last post, the Edhi Foundation is collecting signatures on a petition that he be given the Nobel Award. I like other bloggers (here, here, and here) would urge you to sign that petition and join the thousands others who already have.

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But I think we can do a little more. Here is how.

I checked out the website of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and looked at their nominations procedure. It is not clear whether they accept petitions or not, but it turns out that they do have categories of individuals who can make nominations (which are due by February 1). One of those categories is “university professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology.” I am not sure if I have much standing with them, but I fit into that category, and therefore I believe I have the ability to formally send in a nomination, and I plan to write in a nomination letter over the next few days.

What I would like to do, then, is to ask you all to write your own testimonials to why Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Award in the comments section. We want to gather as many testimonials/comments as possible.

Personal stories and examples of how he touches people’s lives and meets the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize are especially useful.

So let me please request you for your help. If you agree with me that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize:

  • Please leave a testimonial in the comments section saying that he deserved the award why you believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Please email this post to your friends and ask them to do the same.
  • If you are a blogger, please spread the word on your blogs and to your readers and ask those who agree with my proposition to leave a testimonial.

And to meet the deadline we need to do all of this in the next few days. I have no pretensions that a letter from one professor will do the trick. But since I have this ability, I want to at least give it a shot. At least we would be able to say, we tried.

What do you say, folks?

423 Comments on “Nominating Abdul Sattar Edhi for a Nobel Award: Give Us Your Testimonials”

  1. January 23rd, 2007 12:36 pm

    I find it amazing that he hasn’t already been awarded a nobel prize for his contribution to humanity. Indeed humble and self less individuals like him are a rarity in this world.

  2. Aqeel Syed says:
    January 23rd, 2007 1:13 pm

    Mr. Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. He has given his life to this nobel cause. A well deserved person with so much social service he has done.

  3. falcon says:
    January 23rd, 2007 1:38 pm

    Does Edhi deserve a Nobel? I think the Nobel committee will raise the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize by awarding it to Bilqees and Edhi.

  4. Akif Nizam says:
    January 23rd, 2007 2:32 pm

    Mr. Najam: you might have come across it already, but here’s a really nice article about Edhi, even though it’s a couple of years old. Hope you find some useful material here.

  5. Prophecy says:
    January 23rd, 2007 2:39 pm

    Please go ahead, i am sure we can get required signatures in time over web.

  6. Roshan Malik says:
    January 23rd, 2007 2:39 pm

    Most of the Nobel Prizes have been conferred on those who have done remarkable work and innovation in their area of expertise and Edhi is undoubtedly one of them.
    His achievements are remarkably acknowledged not only by the people in Pakistan but also at regional and global level. What distinguishes him from the other individuals and organizations in the field of social work and social services is the innovation of new model which includes passion, dedication, commitment and stern belief to bring changes in the livelihoods of poor, oppressed, helpless and hopeless.
    He was so compassionate with the sufferings of poor that he dedicated his life to provide them shelter and comfort. He had stern belief that that his restless efforts and true commitment will contribute to lessen the sufferings of our oppressed and distressed section of society.
    His cause was imbued with high spirits and goals and he worked restlessly to achieve those objectives. His fundraising strategy was not based on grant proposals and project proposal submitted to donors, while his fund raising was based on needs basis and he was never shy to seek help from people on the road.Whatever he raised, he spent it to bring change in the lives of poor which government, politicians and even civil society could not do it for so long time.
    He generated funds and spent them honestly to expanded the welfare work at national level. His interventions like Ambulance fleet, Edhi homes, Edhi villages, Disaster and Mitigation made a great difference for the welfare of poor people at large scale level.
    He proved that he can transform brick into marble with commitment and dedication.

  7. Owais Mughal says:
    January 23rd, 2007 2:51 pm

    My vote is also for Edhi to get the Nobel peace prize. This person has served the humanity without any prejudice. He runs the largest network of ambulances in Pakistan (largest in world too?) and fills up the gap where state cannot provide this help. I remember reading Guinness Book few years ago where his ambulance network held the record of largest in the world.

  8. Farrukh says:
    January 23rd, 2007 3:08 pm

    I hope many will join us in puutting their thoughts on Edhi here.

    I agree: :If he does not deserve the Nobel Award, I do not know who does.”

    I also agree thsi is not just because he is a Pakistani but his contrinbution is universal. Here s a person with nearrly no education, very little money, but a great humanitarian vision. And he makes things happen working in teh most difficult and dangerous of places. Just becasue of his sheer passion.

    Here is a yardstick that I hope the Nobel COmmittee will think of. Go to Pakistan and ask anyone, anyone, who they will really really trust. I bet you the on name they will hear is Abdul Sattar Edhi. It is unfrotunate that his work is not well known in other parts of the world but I cannot think of anyone else anywhere who has the type of respect and trust for his selflessness that Edhi has.

  9. Farrukh says:
    January 23rd, 2007 3:10 pm

    By the way, one other thing the Nobel Committee will get in selecting Edhi is a role model for the world that is unlike all others. A truly progressive Muslim, a maulana, a humanist and a humanitarian. In a world full on conflict we need role models who are healers. I hope they select Edhi.

  10. Asad says:
    January 23rd, 2007 3:26 pm

    I say Aye!

    If the world can appreciate and acknowledge Mother Teresa’s selfless work, surely the world can recognize Dr. Edhi.

    We should call him Dr. Edhi to make it the name in mainstream use.

    Secondly, name one humanitarian foundation on the scale of Edhi Foundation (not including red crescent/cross, etc) run by a single man and with such efficiency and selflessness resulting in him being loved by all Pakistanis. You won’t find anyone else and so he deserves the award.

    Let us make him a positive symbol for Pakistan.

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  11. Usman Khosa says:
    January 23rd, 2007 3:44 pm

    Nothing describes Edhi’s philanthropic life more than what one can learn from his childhood. When Edhi was young, his mother would give him 2 paisas, one to spend on himself and one on others. This man grew up to commit his life to others, a goal that many philanthropists share. What sets him aside from his peers are the results of his work and foundation and the mass support he has earned from people and organizations all over the world.

  12. Anonymous says:
    January 23rd, 2007 4:03 pm

    I am very surprised and shocked that you even questioned whether Mr. Edhi is a Pakistani or not at the beginning of your article. Where did this doubt even come from? If he not a Pakistani then what he is? As far as nominating him for Nobel I fully support it.

  13. Baraka says:
    January 23rd, 2007 6:52 pm

    Fantastic idea – I’ll be linking to this and spreading the word.


  14. Almakky says:
    January 23rd, 2007 7:11 pm

    It amazes me that as of today Nobel foundation has not recognized, appreciated and acknowledged a man whose work has touched millions of lives around the world.

    Mr Edhi has establish a welfare foundation which is providing free medical and many social services to millions of people without taking any aid from any Goverment. Probably he runs the largest welfare organization in South East Asia.

    His life long work for humanity cannot be describe in few sentences. His contributions are countless to make this world a peaceful place to live and I would vote for Mr Edhi to get the Nobel peace award.

  15. Adnan Ahmad says:
    January 23rd, 2007 7:39 pm

    I just read the quotes in the recent posts. They were powerful indeed. Reading these quotes alone and Adil’s take on the book I think this is an unfinished story that should be retold. Could this be your next summer project, Adil?

    I have had two encounters with Mr. Edhi and it is important that I mention both here. First meeting was about seventeen some years ago on one of those rare January days in Karachi when it does get cold (to about 4′c). Those days for school I had to get up and instead of waiting for the school bus at the doorstep had to walk about 100 meters to main clifton road to wait for my little school van to arrive for pickup. So I got ready for the school that morning, wore my sweater without any complain(!), and made it to an almost deserted clifton road. The only person I saw there that morning that early in that cold was Mr. Edhi wearing black khudder shalwar qameez with a helper pasting posters for donation on the poles. I don’t know whether it was shock or disbelief but I didn’t have the courage to go and shake his hands. At that age when cars, cd players, music and movies meant everything, life was shown to me in the right perspective.

    Second encounter was this past spring at JFK, New York at about 1 in the morning in the waiting lounge for an extremely delayed PIA flight. I met a very old and very tired man heading to the rest room for Wuzzoo. I embraced him. Here the observation was refershingly a different one. In about five minutes he gave me the download on what charity work he was doing in extremely poor African countries, the land that he had bought in Dubai as a centre for that purpose and his work in the U.S. Matter of fact straight answers and a resolve unseen by me before. I could expect that from a seasoned wall street underwriter but not from him. I knew then that it was not suprising this man had achieved so much in life and in so much adversity.

  16. Almakky says:
    January 23rd, 2007 7:46 pm

    I also like to add that Nobel foundation would honour itself by presenting Mr Edhi this award.

  17. faisal shah says:
    January 23rd, 2007 8:50 pm

    I would like to recommend Edhi for Nobel Peace prize for the humanitarian work that transcends the racial, ethnics and religious divides of a highly polarized society.

  18. falcon says:
    January 23rd, 2007 8:54 pm

    Btw, the Nobel Prize is not a popularity contest. I can’t help but wonder if a very public ‘drive’ won’t hurt his chances (for example, posting it on

  19. Rana Asim Wajid says:
    January 23rd, 2007 9:11 pm

    Sattar sahib is truly an angel in disguise…..i shudder to think what state the nations social-servics scene would be in without him.

  20. Zia says:
    January 23rd, 2007 9:15 pm

    I do agree as I strongly believe that Edhi should be awarded the prize.

    1. In Pakistan I don’t see any ambulances except Edhi’s. Does it not mean Edhi is providing the emergency services instead of Govt of Pakistan?

    2. In Pakistan, Wherever there is a disaster/calamity Edhi is the first to reach.

    3. Taking care of poor men, women and chidren and providing them food and shelter.

    Take Edhi out and Pakistan’s social services structure will crumble.

    4. Internationally, Whether there is Tsunami in Sri Lanka or war in Lebanon Edhi is among one of the good ones on the ground.

    Good Luck!

  21. Nisar Malik says:
    January 23rd, 2007 9:44 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is truly the founder provider of active humanitarian services in Pakistan on an organised way. He is the one who germinated the passion and touch for humanity in the hearts of not only his nation but also in the hearts of people living on this planet. Though, it is an immaterial thing for him yet world needs to take due cognizanse of his efforts by the way of awarding him the noble prize.

  22. January 23rd, 2007 9:57 pm

    My thanks to those who have left testimonials about Edhi Sahibs. I hope others will also come forth especially to share stories about how Edhi Sahib’s work has touched them. If not personally, then in the effect that it has had on Pakistani society. What is special about him. What is special about his work.

    I want to reaffirm what Falcon said. The Nobel award is NOT a popularity contest. They are not moved by how many ‘votes’ someone gets on our blog (although the breadth of support probably does count). The NOBEL NOMINATION PROCESS is detailed here. As you will note, official nominations can only recieved from certain categories. I happen to know that nominations have been made for Edhi sahib in previous years and hope that others who fall into these categories will also nominate him this year.

    I am right now preparing a nomination document. This is a detailed portfolio that makes a case for why a person deserves the recognition. While I am assembling other type of evidence – Accounts from those he has worked with, the nature of his work, the nature of its impact, the context in which he has worked, his life histor, evidence of scale and scope of work, testimonials, etc. (the formal nomination is a detailed and long document).

    My goal here is not to get ‘votes’, since votes do not count. My goal here is to get testimonials from ordinary Paksitanis about why Abdul Sattar Edhi should recieve this recognition. Ideally, my hope would be to add these testimonials as an annex to the nominations document. I am hoping to demonstrate through this the deep and real trust and respect that he commands.

  23. MQ says:
    January 23rd, 2007 10:45 pm

    In a country of 160 million, which is Pakistan, where there is virtually no ambulance service provided by the government, it is only Edhi whom people call in emergencies. And his ambulance service invariably reaches them. He does some, if not most, of the difficult and “dirty” work with his own hands. He is Mother Teressa and Florence Nightingale rolled into one.

  24. Ali says:
    January 23rd, 2007 11:18 pm

    I have seen EDHI work growing up in Pakistan. I can say it from experience that if it wasnt for EDHI Pakistani society would have broken down. Creating the largest private ambulance service in the world for a third world country like Pakistan is not a small feat and our beloved abdul Satar Edhi has accomplished this task without comercializing his organization.

    If God had a face in this world it would certainly be Abdul Sattar Edhi. He is my Hero and i respect him from the bottom of my heart. It is about time he recieves the nobel peace prize.

    God bless him

  25. YLH says:
    January 23rd, 2007 11:37 pm

    Dear Adil,

    First of all I hope you are aware of the list of people who can actually nominate people for the Nobel Prize. You- as a university professor- make the cut but rest of us don’t. Also you might want to lobby members of parliaments etc.

    Secondly, there are no two opinions about the fact that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves the Nobel Prize. Running the world’s largest ambulance service despite the fact that Edhi himself is from a humble back ground would be enough… But Edhi has spent an entire lifetime selflessly in the service of humanity in general and his people- the Pakistanis- in particular. Right from his teenage years, he has been involved in the political process as a concerned activist. Here is a humanist, a right thinking patriot and a social worker all rolled into one.

  26. YLH says:
    January 23rd, 2007 11:39 pm

    PS: However… this accusation that the government does not have any ambulance service… is simply not true.

    The 1122 service in Lahore for example is one of the finest ambulance services in Pakistan and it is wholely government-run.

  27. YLH says:
    January 23rd, 2007 11:41 pm

    PS: I just read the complete thread… and see that Adil has already looked at nominating list.

  28. YLH says:
    January 24th, 2007 12:02 am

    PPS: On the issue of “nationalism” and “humanism”… Last weekend, I had the opportunity of watching Edhi’s “Eik Din Geo kay saath” while taking the Daewoo inter-city from Lahore to Islamabad.

    When asked what was needed in Pakistan, Edhi replied “Government needs to instill the spirit of nationalism in Pakistanis”.

    He was wearing a Pakistani flag through out the recording… and apparently has the photographs of the founding father of Pakistan all over his office.

    Quite obviously to some nationalism especially positive outwardlooking and right thinking nationalism is NOT mutually exclusive to humanism.

  29. Eidee Man says:
    January 24th, 2007 12:31 am

    Of course they should give it to him! The Nobel organization has in the past used its position to good effect in terms of reducing tensions and such.

    One side effect of this award would be that the world at large would at long last see a Muslim, bearded man doing exactly the opposite of what most people are used to thinking.

    So for that reason, I’m not sure if the Nobel committee has the bravery to choose him as a winner.

  30. YLH says:
    January 24th, 2007 12:43 am

    “One side effect of this award would be that the world at large would at long last see a Muslim, bearded man”

    Remember Salaam … a bearded Muslim man … a champion of science… a proud Pakistani. Oh I forgot… most of us don’t even consider him a Muslim any more.

  31. Daktar says:
    January 24th, 2007 1:17 am

    If I had 3 minutes with the Nobel committee, what woudl I tell them about Edhi?

    I would tell them that at times when there is so little to be hopeful about, in a country and in a world where everything is going wrong, the one thing that always gives me hope is the work of Edhi. he has demonstrated that one man with a vision and a will CAN make a differnece. In a society and a world full of cynicism, here is a man who proves that positive change can happen.

  32. January 24th, 2007 1:56 am

    I didn’t know anything about this gentleman before reading this post. But what I read through the links given in the post is very very impressive.

    What I found remarkable is the stark contrast between Edhi and some of the other social workers we see around us. What Edhi does could be called ‘selfless’ in the truest sense.

    It would be heartening to see him win the Nobel Peace Prize. If this counts as a testimonial, please consider it.

  33. ahsan says:
    January 24th, 2007 3:09 am

    Dear Adil,
    I am sure that you are aware of the Nobel Peace Prize nomination compagne for “Edhi Foundation”.

    Another movement in the name of Edhi (individual person), I am afraid, will jeopardize the two.


  34. YLH says:
    January 24th, 2007 3:34 am


    It would help if you tried to read the entire thread first.

  35. ahsan says:
    January 24th, 2007 4:11 am

    [quote comment="30603"]Ahsan,

    It would help if you tried to read the entire thread first.[/quote]

    “edhi foundation
    Nominate Edhi Foundationfor World Peace Prize”


    The above statement is from the thread edhifoundation. But you are right that the nomination is in the name of Abdul Sattar Edhi.
    In this case I am glad that the two are working for the same cause.

  36. H.A. says:
    January 24th, 2007 4:37 am

    If one goes by his views during his pilgrimage, nobel prize for a person like him seems too ordinary.

  37. YLH says:
    January 24th, 2007 4:49 am

    My point was that Adil’s modus operandi is more sound and according to the procedure laid down by the Nobel Foundation.

    Either way it doesn’t hurt to have as many nominations as possible.

  38. kuldeep chopra says:
    January 24th, 2007 8:38 am

    ordinary person in india knows little about Mr Edhi, but I read some years back about him. The writewr had written about his selfless service and nicknamed him ‘ mother thressa of pakistan’.he more than reserves the Nobel prize.

    he is a shining star in a country where people are divided between modernism to fanatisism. To me your country seems to be terribly confused as to which path to follow(no offence meant).

  39. Sarim Farooqi says:
    January 24th, 2007 9:07 am

    I spent some 8 years in Pakistan between 1992 and 2000 and during that time Karachi went through a lot of upheaval. There were ethnic riots and sectarian killings, people getting blown up and shot as they prayed. The government was helpless as always but one man and his social apparatus provided succor then as it continues to do now. Edhi ambulances were always on the scene of these horrible crimes to help the injured and cover the dead. In a nation of a 150 million people, thank god for this man, for without him, it would be the vultures picking out the carcasses of the dead.
    Mr. Edhi is humanity exemplified. He reaches across racial and religious boundaries to help all those who have no one to turn to. The empty cradles outside all the Edhi centers are another example of his compassion. The sign above calls those who feel that they cannot support their babies, to leave them in the cradle and to not kill them. Mr. Edhi and his organisation then bring up these abandoned children of God.
    The Nobel Prize is but recognition, recognition that Mr. Edhi doesn’t necessarily need or crave. However if we are to encourage Mankind to show compassion and humanity to all those on this planet, we need to, for our benefit, recognise men like Mr. Edhi, who do much and ask for nothing in return.

  40. fareeha cheema says:
    January 24th, 2007 9:34 am

    As an aspiring doctor, I have worked at one of the Edhi centres(at sabzi mandi) in Karachi, and my view is that these centres are more in reach of a common man than any of the government run institution.

    We would have nearly 40-60 patients of both sexes, and all ages show up at our centre daily, who would not only be examined, treated and followed up, but also given medicines free of cost. And this was only part of the many programmes being run by Edhi foundation.

    Other than reading or hearing about humanitarian efforts by Mr. Edhi & Bilquees Edhi, I fully believe in them being awarded a Nobel Peace prize.

  41. Ibrahim says:
    January 24th, 2007 10:30 am


    Edhi is a humble and non-assuming person. His network looks after people of every age and walk of life. From those cradles outside Edhi houses for people to leave their infants instead of doing some sort of harm to them to feeding the poor to providing ambulance service to the sick.

    Although I believe his greatest reward will be with Allah, inshaAllah, he does deserve the Noble Prize, if only because today’s world finds that prize to be the best affirmation of someone’s greatness.

  42. The Pakistanian says:
    January 24th, 2007 11:11 am

    Good luck Adil Bhai on your work regarding the nomination, I really hope you are able to persuade the Nobel Committee and above all Edhi Sahab receives what he really deserves. The only thing I would like to add to all the above accolades is whenever its time to donate any money to any charity in Pakistan, Edhi Trust is the only name always on the top of everyone’s list, even the biggest skeptics who beleive their money will not reach the deserving donate to Edhi Trust without any doubts in their minds. The fact that Edhi Sahab and his foundation has garnered so much trust in the eyes of almost every Pakistani (and many non-Pakistanis) speaks volumes about his work.

  43. January 24th, 2007 11:34 am

    I fully support Adil Najam in his effort to nominate Abdul Sattar Edhi for the Nobel peace prize.

    From Leboanon to Lahore, from Baam (iran) to Banda Achay( in Indonesia), Edhi Sahib was there for relief work where it was needed the most.

  44. javid mian says:
    January 24th, 2007 12:38 pm

    he desrve the best he should be nominated for the nobil prize my support for him all the way.

  45. Moiz says:
    January 24th, 2007 12:47 pm

    I think Ibrahim has mentioned this in his comment but not emphasized on it.
    The cradles that we see outside the Edhi centers for abandoned children were the first of their kind in Pakistan for children whose parents abandoned them for any reason. I have myself seen children in those cradles and i think this cradle might just be the only right thing in the life of such children.
    Also i think emphasizing on the work that the foundation is doing in terms of prisoners aid is important.
    Pakistan lacks health and relief services at the basic level and Edhi foundation is the only mainstay when it comes to emergency relief in this country.

  46. falcon says:
    January 24th, 2007 1:16 pm

    I vaguely recall some sort of awards show on PTV at least 16 years ago. To the annoyance of the audience, and the guests, there were some who making some inappropriate noise. No matter who came to the stage, usually dressed in their fanciest, they just wouldn’t shut up.

    Then the Edhis walked on, in their simple Shalwar-Kameez and chappals. There was absolute, pin-drop silence!

  47. Aqil Sajjad says:
    January 24th, 2007 2:06 pm

    The fact that Edhi has not yet been awarded the nobel prize is actually a shame for the nobel committee. As someone said, awarding Edhi will raise the prestige of the nobel prize.

  48. Deeda-i-Beena says:
    January 24th, 2007 2:22 pm

    Edhi’s work for the suffering humanity in Pakistan alone is majestic and deserves the highest recognitions, honours and awards. Mohammad Younis introduced the Garmeen Bank which directly benefitted the poor of Bangladesh but its concept showed the way to many other countries. It took over 20 years for Younis to be recognised by the Nobel Committee.

    Edhi Sahib’s humanitarian work has not been limited to Pakistan alone. However, his work for humanity the world over is not well known and need to be brought out in much clearer and forceful terms. After all it is an international award that we are aiming at, therefore, his worldwide work would be of cosequence.
    Overall, to show the Scale,Scope and range of his work a Matrix or a Chart of his work may be added to the descriptive write-up in the nomination proposal.

  49. Masaud says:
    January 24th, 2007 2:39 pm

    He is an angel!

  50. Muhammad says:
    January 24th, 2007 3:03 pm

    I vote for Edhi’s Nobel Prize candidacy.

  51. Asim Rasheed says:
    January 24th, 2007 4:42 pm

    I have seen Edhi’s great work that he has done for the people of Pakistan and other countries as well, people like you and me. I’ve personally been to his center and how he has organized it all is remarkable keeping everything upto date and records updated and audited. He deserves the noble prize indeed for the work he has done for the humanity.

  52. Rumee says:
    January 24th, 2007 6:41 pm

    Adil, I hope you succeed in your nominating effort on Mr. Edhi’s behalf. I can’t think of a more selfless individual whose work has saved and enriched so many lives.

  53. Sridhar says:
    January 24th, 2007 7:27 pm

    I have not had any personal experience with Edhi’s organization, but have read about him for years. I have always thought of him and the foundation he established as fit candidates for a Nobel peace prize, and have been surprised that they have not received the prize yet. There are many people who have done work like him in various parts of the world, but few that have had the widespread impact he has had. His nomination has my endorsement.

  54. MQ says:
    January 24th, 2007 9:58 pm

    [quote]“From those cradles outside Edhi houses for people to leave their infants instead of doing some sort of harm to them… “[/quote]

    I am glad Ibrahim has reminded us of the cradles outside Edhi homes.

    A terrible incident took place in Karachi during Zia’s time. (All terrible things seem to have happened during that merde-monin’s time), which prompted Eidhi to place the cradles in front of his centers.

    Someone had left a newborn child on a street side in one of the localities in Karachi. When the local mullah came to know about it he delivered a fiery speech in the mosque about increasing “fahashi” and permissiveness in the society. In his speech he kept referring to the abandoned child as “that ‘haraami’ lying on the roadside” in such a manner as if the child was was equally responsible, and as sinful, as his parents were. The people listening to his sermon got so worked up that many of them, after leaving the mosque, headed towards where the child was lying on the roadside and started pelting him with stones. The child died.

    Next day when the story hit the press the people were stunned but did not know what to do. Zia was everywhere. It was then that Eidhi came up with the idea of placing the cradles out his centers to save the live of innocent and helpless newborns.

    Thank you Ibrahim for refreshing our memory.

  55. Iftikhar Hussain says:
    January 25th, 2007 12:13 am

    Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, a great man a kindhearted man who’s periorities are to serve human cause, I name him an angle in
    Pakistan. Last year I thought to write a book about his humanitarian services to let other world know that Mr. Edhi
    inspite of his simplicity and humble personality he is great person on the soul of Pakitan who has vision to expand
    his humanitarian services overseas. I felt lucky when I got a chance to talk to Mr. Edhi when he visited Dubai last
    year on his way to London. I taked with him for 45 minutes in a hotel room in Dubai accomapnied with his wife. Truely
    speaking I was quite impressed when I listened to him. He stunned me to tell that inspite of life threatening calls,
    and even physical attackes on his life, he continued his mission and will continue until his last breathe as he strongly
    believes that Allah is always with him to guard him.

    Hence I strongly recommend that Mr. Edhi is the most deserving person to have NOBLE PEACE PRIZE. I wish and pray that
    such prize this time must go to Mr. Edhi’s lap. Good Bless him.

  56. The Pakistanian says:
    January 25th, 2007 1:02 am


    The story you quoted is the most dispicable one I have ever heard. I just cannot imagine anyone being that ruthless, I strongly doubt but I sure hope that Molvi was apprehended and given some punishment.

    The other thing I just cannot fathom is why or who on earth would want to harm Abdus Sattar Edhi, person who has nothing but kindness and love to offer to complete strangers, who in their right mind would think that he is an evil person and should be elliminated. Well then again we are talking about Pakistan, where another kind hearted soul like Hakeem Mohammad Saeed (Hamdard founder) can be ruthlessly murdered in broad daylight.

  57. Amna says:
    January 25th, 2007 1:08 am

    Aoa All,

    I am really gald to see this web site along with so much of material on Edhi sahab.I really appreciate this effort. No doubt that Edhi sahab trully deserves the nobel prize.His services in Pakistan are worth praising. I think young people should follow his example and give in their best to serve their nation

  58. Shahnaz says:
    January 25th, 2007 2:11 am

    I support the idea of nominating Mr Edhi for nobal prize. Just to add to all above, I would say Mr Edhi is Pakistani but works for humanity with out borders. Take the example of Afghanistan, Tsunami and Iraq. If he does not deserve it then I wonder who does in this world?

  59. Peter Innsworth says:
    January 25th, 2007 11:50 am

    I first heard of Mr. Edhi’s work from my professor at Yale in a class on humanitarian relief. I later found out more about him from a Pakistani friend at college. I was always amazed and just how much my Pakistani friend really loved and revered this person. Kind of like people do to saints and prophets. It was that level of respect. I thought it was maybe just my one Pakistani friend, but from these comments here it seems that Mr. Edhi is truly a symbol of respect and hope for all Pakistanis. I hope the Nobel Committee choose him. He will be a good sybol and rolemodel for the rest of the world.

  60. Obaid Habib says:
    January 25th, 2007 2:47 am

    In these times of dishonesty and hypocricy, I have not seen someone who works so selflessly for others as Mr. Edhi. I respect him as a noble, humble and generous human being, and beleive if there is anyone who deserves the nobel prize its Mr. Edhi. I also beleive that work such as his cannot be weighed in any kind of accolades given by man but we must show appreciation to a man who has devoted his entire life for the sake of others.

  61. Ali Shaikh says:
    January 25th, 2007 2:54 am

    One person who has touched heart with his effort to somewhat patch up human suffering, without the intention of any public admiration, Is Abdul Sattar Edhi.
    He is managing one of the biggest, singly owned, Emergency Ambulance services in the world. Not just that, when ever and where ever there is a catastrophe the first name that pops-up is of Abdul Sattar Edhi to facilitate and help.
    He is not just an Ambassador but a doer himself.
    If nothing else this individual surely deserves the highest award possible.

  62. Madiha says:
    January 25th, 2007 3:10 am

    Edhi has changed the destiny of countless humanbeings. His organization is truely serving the poor, helpless, needy and deprived people. so I think his lifetime efforts for the betterment of mankind have made him the most deserving person for this award.

  63. January 25th, 2007 3:31 am

    ok then, im not really sure if its something authenticated or just a trick by a person to populate his/her blog, because i have never seen nobel prize authorities conducting such polls etc…

    anywayz, Abdul Sattar Edhi is someone who deserves to have nobel prize. His services to huminity are monumental. He has done a great job all over Pakistan especially n also rendered his services openly to suffering humanity all over the World. He serves humanity irrespective of caste, religion, citizenship. Tsunami in Thailand, earthquake in pakistan or Indonesia, cyclones in India, you just name it, he was there with his team of dedicated ppl to help n support ppl…

    In a selfish n self-consumed world, he stands as a beacon of light for all of Us to follow his footsteps…

  64. Roshan Zamir says:
    January 25th, 2007 3:34 am

    The social servcies of a man who dedicated his whole life, his passion, his love, his energy and everything he ever had to nothing else than reaching out for the opressed, needy, poor and heartbroken and helping them out in any way he can absolutely deserve to be acknowledged on an international level.

  65. Mehwish says:
    January 25th, 2007 3:43 am

    I believe what makes Edhi’s contribution much more significant than anybody else is that a nation which is poor and an underdeveloped country where the value of life is extremely low..where values are exploited and sometimes wrongly use..where abuse is so common you can look down on the country with filth and even if you are born in this country you would shy away to be a part of the system which can b so deleterious it makes you waste away in days; where social pressures and religious abuse know no bounds he stood up to work uncoditionally for those who are suffering…God knows there’s nothing we can give him taht could compare to his contributions…May Allah bless you..

  66. YLH says:
    January 25th, 2007 3:44 am

    That story posted by MQ was horrifying.

  67. Imran Abid says:
    January 25th, 2007 3:58 am

    I strongly recommend Adbul Sattar Edhi for the award.

    He is always there to help people; it’s like the name EDHI is embedded in the society/culture of Pakistan that certain social activities have to be and will be done by him. He is running a very successful and organized social organization not only in Pakistan but out of Pakistan as well.

    I would say at some incidents he did and still doing more than even the government of Pakistan.

    Strongly recommended!!

  68. shirazi says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:02 am

    I was in Multan when I had the fortune to escort Janab Abdul Sattar Edhi to the office of the Corps Commander, same maleshia dress, cape and sandals, same satchel (may be with all his worldly possessions on shoulders, and same faint smile on his lips. I had heard a lot about him and in a short meeting and small talks (he is very easy to talk to) every thing in my mind was confirmed. Result: his esteemed image in my mind grew larger. I believed that human being can be like this. It is then that I thought that this man deserves all our support. By giving him the Nobel Prize we can only return him a small part of what he has been giving to humanity.

    Yes, I am with you on this.

  69. Muhammad Khalil says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:23 am

    Edhi deserve to be awarded with Nobel award. because he spent his entire life in the service of humanity.

  70. Faisal says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:25 am

    YES, Edhi Sb. deserves this awards, even nore than that…

  71. Waqar says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:27 am

    Nobel Peace Prize has lost its value in my view ever since, the Israeli Butcher PM was nominated for it. I think it would be a better idea to name an award after Abdul Sattar Edhi. That in my view is the better then having him nominated for Nobel.
    The selfless conributions and drive to serve Allah’s creation that Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi, he definitely deserves to have a award named after him and that award should be for muslim world what nobel award is for the west.

  72. shahid masood siddique says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:40 am

    I have seen Edhi ambulances and Edhi services in my childhood everywhere in Pakistan. In the begining, I dont know who is Edhi`? But when my father died, Edhi ambulance brought him home at the time when there was no body else was present and I realized what they are doing?
    I can only pray for Edhi for what he has done in his life?

  73. Faisal Yousaf says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:46 am

    Definitely, Edhi Sahib deserve this nomination. We need to disseminate this message beyond Pakistan in Europe, America and Africa.

    All the best

  74. Mobeen says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:02 am

    I have never met Mr.Edhi, but have heard allot about him time and again. I certainly believe that it’s about time that his efforts are given a ceremonious appreciation.

  75. Aisha says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:18 am

    I saw his miraculous works in earthquack disaster. He was the first one to give donations to the needies when government was just thinking to do it. he reached on the affected spots where real help was required. In short in all aspects of life , his works deserve the most respect. We can blindly trust him for any social and noble cause.

  76. Taha says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:21 am

    Mr. Edhi and The Edhi Foundation surely deserve this recognition for their selfless contributions.

  77. Haris Habib says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:34 am

    Yes Edhi Certainly deservers it.

  78. Sarah says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:47 am

    Mr. Edhi is the most deserving candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize, he and Mrs. Edhi are the Mother Teresa equivalent in Pakistan. Our lives have been deeply touched by his work because we adopted our daughter from Edhi, and she is the joy of our lives. Edhi’s are doing tremendous humanitarian work single-handedly, without any support from the government, and light years ahead of any other social initiative in Pakistan!

    I had the good fortune of meeting both Mr. and Mrs. Edhi during the course of our adoption process and was deeply impressed with their humility, kindness and commitment to people. Watching out for the abandoned children and finding loving homes and families for them is a monumental task, especially when Pakistan does not legally recognize adoption as a legitimate means of building a family. Please spread the word about their good work, and visit our website to learn more about how their work has sowed the seeds of happiness in so many lives! And this is just ONE of the many avenues in which Edhi has shown the world how to take care of those on the fringes of society!


  79. M. Aasif Siddiqui says:
    January 25th, 2007 5:58 am

    Mr. A.S.Edhi is an angel in the face of man on earth. He can conveniently be compared with any other social worker in the world of today and of the past. If not ahead, He has every social deed reputation of a loving personality to his credit like those of Mother Teresa, Helen Keller and so on.

    Nominating him for Nobel prize will only be a small token of appreciation to what he has been doing for the mankind.

    In my opinion, none of the other social worker or organization can hold a candle to Mr. Edhi when it comes to be of service to mankind.

  80. Muhammad Zaman says:
    January 25th, 2007 6:00 am

    Dear Adil,
    I strongly recommend Abudl Sattar for Nobel Prize.He does not need this recognition as he himself is “The Nobel” and symbol of Pakistan, a kind, determind, industious and humbol.
    Best wihses for your efforts,

  81. Yusra Shams. says:
    January 25th, 2007 6:06 am

    Rightly Deserved.

  82. Humaira Khan says:
    January 25th, 2007 6:06 am

    It comes as a surprise that Edhi hasn’t already been nominated much less awarded the honor.

  83. January 25th, 2007 6:18 am

    Abdus Sattar Edhi .. the legend ..

    This man definitely deserves all the awards on this planet…. let alone Nobel prize …!

  84. Kashif A Khan says:
    January 25th, 2007 6:53 am

    Abdus Sattar Edhi, a man who belongs to a poor family and has the will and passion to help people and provide them comfort. He has become father of thousands of orphans, healer of thousands of patients, brother of millions of people in need, he collect bodies of unknown people from garbage and streets make arrangement of their funerals. He is the man who provide shelters to women, men, aged, young ones, animals. This man surely deserves nobel prize.

  85. January 25th, 2007 7:15 am


    Mashallah Sidi Abdul-sattar what a wonderfull and great man he is may ALLAH bless him and his family , he above all deserves a nobel peace prize! Sidi Abdul-sattar is a true man of ALLAH may he ALLAH reward his and his family for all there efforts ameen, ma salaam, Celt Islam [ uk ]

  86. January 25th, 2007 7:53 am

    “Edhi is to Karachi what Mother Teresa was to the poor of Calcutta.”

    I couldn’t agree more!

    I found the following at the website of the Fondazione Internazionale Balzan (International Balzan Foundation): Sattar Edhi

  87. Skelter says:
    January 25th, 2007 8:17 am

    In 1951 Edhi used the money he saved up while he was looking after his mother to purchase a small shop. It was at this shop where he opened a tiny dispensary with the help of a doctor who taught him basic medical care.

    At present EDHI wears traditional Pakistani Shalwar Kameez, of which he only owns one or two, and he owns one pair of slippers, which he has supposedly worn for the last twenty years. This is despite the fact the Edhi Foundation has a $10 million budget, out of which he takes nothing for himself. The Foundation has been present in Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Bosnia, Sudan, Ethiopia and the countries affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami, to name a few.

    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, as of 1997, Edhi Foundation’s ambulance service is the largest volunteer ambulance service in the world.

    International Awards
    1988 Lenin Peace Prize
    1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service
    1992 Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International Foundation
    2000, Edhi was awarded the International Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood.

    To me he is a winner in any case.

  88. Shiraz Bashir says:
    January 25th, 2007 8:33 am


    Need of hour is to get enormouse support and start campaign to convince Pakistani Government to nominate him for Nobel Peace Prize.

    Can ATP, and others can do this ?


  89. Hammad Qureshi says:
    January 25th, 2007 8:54 am

    Truly if there is one person I know who has done more for humanity than anyone else then it is definitely Abdul Sattar Edhi. I remember watching one of his interviews that changed my life. He made entreaties for all who watched to serve people and there is no greater vocation than that. He humbly cited his example, as a mere temporary worker in Karachi he could not earn even a Rs.100 per day. But as a social worker he recieves donations worth a Rs. 1 billion per year and is a household name in our country.

    There is no ambulance service in our country that can compare to Edhi. Through his service more lives are saved than probably all other such services combined including the governments. His service has meant a better life for thousands and millions of people in Pakistan and worldwide. Name any calamity and natural disaster and Edhi would be there to help.

    I salute Edhi for his efforts and wish more of us could follow in his footsteps. After his example, I try to volunteer for as many good causes as I can. He is truly an inspiration.

  90. January 25th, 2007 9:44 am

    For his hellp towards humanity.. he certainly shud get a nobel prize

    he doesnt do it for the nobell prize but he deserve one fr sure for the sheer acknowledgement from the world

  91. Asif Saleem says:
    January 25th, 2007 9:56 am

    I think If Mother Teresa can be given Nobel, then surely his achievements are not any less. Whether he gets the proze or not, I am sure he still has earned lots of respect for his work from people aruond the world.

  92. Aslam Najef says:
    January 25th, 2007 10:01 am

    Who else deserve Nobel peace prize than A.S. Edhi & Bilqis Edhi.They are messangers of humanity.They are more humane than any one I know in my life.I never met the old man but every corner of this part of the world can wittness his kindness.

  93. Madeha Ahmed says:
    January 25th, 2007 10:37 am

    Edhi has brought postive changes at the grass-root level – where it is toughest of all to manage yet most relevant!

  94. January 25th, 2007 10:50 am

    Some people get respect from the prize and some prizes gets respect after they have been given to some people and Edhi is the person from the second category.

    I always remember seeing him once in my life. A very simple and honest person who collect millions but did not spend any on his own self. Doing restless efforts for others, despite of his own weakness and age.

    Have you ever consider taking care of several days old dead bodies when their own relatives cannot, adopting a disabled child, caring a thrown baby, giving your own shelter to others Or How many of us can give our precious TIME to someone else.

    Saying and feeling this is very easy but Edhi is the man who never say much just putting his head down and doing the hard practical work for needy others all over the world.

  95. Adeel says:
    January 25th, 2007 12:43 pm

    Mr Edhi is not a social worker, it would not be fair to restrict him by such a modest word. He is an institution, a movement, an inspiration. I’ve yet to see such a selfless person. It takes more than a human being to sacrifise everything for a cause. If someone ever deserved Nobel Peace Prize, it’s Abdul Sattar Edhi.

  96. Nizar Noorali says:
    January 25th, 2007 12:48 pm

    Everytime I see an Edhi Ambulance rushing through the heavy traffic to save a life I think to myself how can someone be so selflessly devoted to humanity. So much kindness and such sincere efforts without asking for anything in return.

    Nobel Prize to Mr. & Mrs. Edhi would be an acknowledgement of such selfless and devoted efforts to make this world worth living and helping the humanity without expecting anything in return.

  97. Asma says:
    January 25th, 2007 2:51 pm

    Word’s spread … I guess he’s the ONE person every Pakistani LOVES and RESPECTS … I remember when Edhi was teh very first Pakistani to reach Lebanon in israel-lebanon war recently , I felt such great love for him … We all feel proud to have him …. may allah bless you – we can’t be more thankful to ya …!

  98. Akif Nizam says:
    January 25th, 2007 4:29 pm

    What Edhi has been able to achieve in the loveless, skeptical streets of Karachi is rare: respect, trust, adulation. A lifetime of tireless social work behind him, Edhi stands alone among the public figures in Pakistan as an incomparable giant whose integrity is beyond question. His foundation runs a network of ambulances which have virutally supplanted the woefully inadequete provisions of the government-run healthcare system. No more were his services more visible and more appreciated than during the ethnic and political riots of the late 80s in the city. With the city under curfew and riddled with casualties of violence, Edhi’s ambulances and volunteers rushed about fearlessly to the most dangerous of areas to rescue the wounded and retrieve the dead. Hateful mobs would put down their weapons at the sight of an Edhi ambulance, regretably to resume after the rescuers left. Edhi himself commandeered one of these ambulances and set the example for his corps.

    Karachi has recovered from those ugly days but Edhi’s stature and contributions remain unadulterated. His foundation runs hospitals, shelters, rehab centers, funeral homes and the signature ambulance services; run by a man who has never owned more than two outfits, who has done this all without accepting a single penny from any government or political institution, who believes in charity and in defying, in his own words, ” the disgust of man towards mankind”.

    It is time the world recognizes this saint of a person who has played a savior to literally millions of Pakistani familes over the years.

  99. Moazzam says:
    January 25th, 2007 11:02 pm

    He deserves the noble prize.

  100. Noman Ali says:
    January 25th, 2007 11:52 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is synonymous for Trust, Honesty, and Hope. He is not a man but an institution. His charity work has touched almost every life in Pakistan, a country where the masses live in poverty, who cannot afford even to bury the dead, feed a hungry mouth, a blanket in the winter. But then comes Edhi shahib and he gives all a hope, that yes we all can survive if take care of each other.

    I always when have given my old clothes away or donated money, I have done so only at the Edhi Center. The famous cot outside all Edhi centers have give life to the so many ‘unwanted’ children.

    He lives a humble life, never wanting anything for himself, only looking and thinking about how he can make the life around him better.

    His foundation provider shelter, food, education, and hope to all those who have none.

    In short, Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves the Noble Prize for Peace as he is working at the ground level to eliminate the social taboos of poverty and uplifting the poor. Economic development of a nation does not even start if poverty prevails.

  101. Haider says:
    January 26th, 2007 12:14 am

    I believe that the social work done be Edhi Sahib is the best example of more from less. He had been instrumental in bringing about a revolution in Pakistan which is very difficult to find anywhere else. Growing up in Karachi in the late 80′s and 90′s was synonymous with unbridled factional wars, bomb blasts, curfews, torture cells, torched vehicles, strikes etc. I can’t forget the sight of Edhi Ambulances, honking those sirens, reaching the sight and helping in whatever way they can. Edhi Morgues, Edhi Orphanages, Edhi Shelters are the visible proof of what this person has singlehandedly provided to the suffering. What’s disheartening is the fact that his deeds and work has not been emulated or furthered. Considering the plight of our people we need thousands of Edhi’s. I fully agree that the Nobel Committee should consider Mr. Edhi for this esteemed prize for his services.

  102. Rushna says:
    January 26th, 2007 12:33 am

    Assalam alaikum,

    Abdus Sattar Edhi surely deserve the nobel prize. But the price he is working for, is that of afterlife and he sure will get that. I vote for him if his humbleness allows me!

    My salam to him and all good muslims


  103. Asim Adeel says:
    January 26th, 2007 12:36 am

    No more Words required if selection is on merit, then he is the best after Madam Tareesa

  104. Jawad Ali says:
    January 26th, 2007 1:02 am

    I am not sure why he hasn’t got a Nobel prize for peace yet. In my opinion he surely deserves one and I hope that he does get one soon.

  105. nada hasan says:
    January 26th, 2007 1:14 am

    As Pakistanis, we all know the lack of medical facilities in the country. What Edhi has done is to be the first where ever a catastrophe strikes – no matter how minor or major. His ambulances are the first ones to get to a place of need. He is our local answer to 911. Also he has built reputation of such honesty that people are freely giving him alms. In a country where infrastructures are so poor his organisation is there to fill in the blanks. He does need to get the Nobel prize…. My full support.

  106. MQ says:
    January 26th, 2007 1:36 am


    I am sorry for veering off course a bit but could not help noticing your exclusive message when you say:

    [quote ]“My salam to him and to all good Muslims.” [/quote]

    I wonder why have you excluded not-so-good Muslims and even non-Muslims from your ‘salam’ or greetings of peace. Surely, Edhi would not approve of it.

  107. Adnan Ahmed says:
    January 26th, 2007 1:38 am

    Sattar Edhi is a true champion. He deserves the Nobel Prize for his work.

  108. Zeeshan Akhtar says:
    January 26th, 2007 2:06 am

    Noble prize is given to people who have done something remarkable in their life both as a struggle and contribution. Edhi has done both he has struggled for humanity and contributed his whole life for a noble cause.
    I think he deserves even more than just a noble prize.

  109. Rabiya says:
    January 26th, 2007 3:05 am

    He deserves to be nominated for the Nobel prize for sure!!!

  110. Syed Shariq says:
    January 26th, 2007 4:34 am

    If there is anyone who doesnt know about Edhi is because this person does not do this charity stuff for publicity. His charity servings has no boundaries – to name a few are:
    Ambulance Services, Food for hungry people, Care for Special (disabled) children, Mortuary Services – and what not – u just name it , its there.

    I believe that in his work he is not second to anyone.

    He deserves the prize.

  111. Arshad says:
    January 26th, 2007 4:36 am

    he deserve for noble prize.

  112. January 26th, 2007 5:01 am

    such particular thing should be added in WIKIPEDIA as well

  113. Wisal says:
    January 26th, 2007 5:12 am

    There must not be any other view other than Edhi. it is he who deserve all the credit for all the efforts he made for the welfare of human being of each and every class. What he did and still doing is the noble of all deeds. He derserve something more than noble prize!

  114. Waqas Ashraf says:
    January 26th, 2007 6:45 am

    Well i dont find myself in a position to comment on such a great legend. but to say the least he is an inspiration, very few people in this world have committed them for a cause without asking anyhing in return and Edhi is undoubtedly one. A person who has been always the first to be there to help people struck in disasters not just in pakistan, not just in south asia but around the globe where ever anyone needs help without asking any thing in return he has always been there to help people.

  115. Shafeeq ur Rehman says:
    January 26th, 2007 7:27 am

    Edhi surely deserve for Nobel prize

  116. ALi says:
    January 26th, 2007 7:36 am

    Edhi desrves the award more than anyone else. He has done alot around the world. Without him many people would not be alive today and i believe he should get the prize. As the Hadith goes:
    To kill one man is to kill all of humanity, to save one manis to save the whole of humanity.
    Eshi has saved humanity time and time again and should be recognized for his efforts.

  117. Uzma Khan says:
    January 26th, 2007 8:12 am

    Edhi is one person in Pakistan who has and always is the first & foremost to provide shelter and help to the needy. In a poor country where where such efforts are dis-organized , Edhi and his organization has provided for people in the time of need no matter how aggravating & painful the situation is.

  118. M. Mohsin Khan says:
    January 26th, 2007 9:33 am

    I think Edhi has proved to be a “Maassaya” for people of Pakistan, especially the poor. No matter how difficult the situations are, Edhi is always there to help in some way or the other.

    Edhi centers in Pakistan have taken great responsibility in times when hope is lost and city hospital ambulances are not in sight, its Edhi Ambulance who will take you to the nearest hospitals. They have done a great job for poor by providing shelter to families who don’t have a roof at their head and taking care of their families and children in the long run, providing finances for getting poor girls married is one of many the noble thing that they do.

    I believe their efforts in the bad times in Karachi and currently in the Earthquake struck areas are amazing. People donate generously to their organizations because the standard of honesty and dedication maintain by Mr and Mrs Edhi, make them certain that their money will be spent for the help of poor and needy. Edhi organization is hope and ray of light for a lot of poor people in Pakistan and I believe that there is no one more deserving for a Nobel Peace award.

    I think his modesty and his efforts have made us all proud Pakistanis and undoubtedly made Edhi a symbol of hope, peace, love and care for people who need them in the time of distress and chaos.

  119. Joharyab says:
    January 26th, 2007 10:47 am

    If you ask me about this thing I would say that he does not deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Now let me explain why. Nobel peace prize is a measure of good things that a person has done in ones life. it is a judgemental decision by a couple of intellectuals sitting in leather upholstery trying to measure the goodness of human heart. it is absurd. these guys like Mother tersa, Eidhee and the like are not be judged by the medals. if they are then we dont have a scale to judge them by. their work is beyond this. Eidhee does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. What he deserves is not measured anywhere in the world. He deserves more than that. Hats off to him.

  120. Kazim Aizaz Alam says:
    January 26th, 2007 11:34 am

    Word has it that Edhi Sahib was to be nominated for Nobel during Benazir’s first government. She, people say, wanted herself nominated from Pakistan. And she acted against Edhi Sahib’s nomination, consequently.

  121. January 26th, 2007 11:57 am

    yeah, Abdus-Sattar Edhi deservers a Nobel prize, he must be given that as a tribute to his services which he is doing for humanity since decade.

    By the way, Edhi should also do something for the cause of Urdu language :P

  122. Dr. M. Naeem says:
    January 26th, 2007 12:59 pm

    Its really graet effort to gather people letting them express their gratitude about Edhi sahib. He’s no doubt a blessing for the mankind and among those persons due to whom AZAAB are deferred from a nation, I believe. I, without any doubt, favour the poll statement, yet stating that REAL REWARD of this gentleman rests with ALLAH ALMIGHTY and we pray that he gets best of the best rewards at The Day of Judgement. Ameen.

  123. shahid ashraf says:
    January 26th, 2007 1:07 pm

    He is undoubtly the person to get noble price. His selfless effortd and chracter deserve the noble pize.

  124. Dr.Kausar Nazir says:
    January 26th, 2007 5:58 pm

    There is no one more deserving in Pakistan to be nominated for the highest award.

  125. ayesha says:
    January 26th, 2007 10:08 pm

    Assalam o Alaikum,

    I dont have any personal experience with Edhi sahab but ofcourse growing up in Karachi, we all have been hearing his name all our lives. Infact I dont know any other ambulance service in Karachi as readily available as his. If there is someone in Pakistan who should be nominated and deserves a Nobel Prize, its him. Well not just in Pakistan, I think he is the most deserving person, period. Especially when you see the difficult circumstances surrounding him and yet him and his wife making through all that, helping everyone is just amazing.

  126. January 27th, 2007 1:34 am

    First, my gratitude to everyone who has expressed their reverence for Edhi Sahib here. It has made for heart-warming reading. I just wanted to give people an UPDATE on where I am with the nomination process.

    I have been entirely consumed with the preparation of the nomination document over the last many days. I guess I did not realize just how big a task I was volunteering for. However, I am glad that I did. The nomination portfolio has to be a reasoned and thorough case for why someone’s work is such an important contribution to all humanity that they should be awarded the Nobel. It is not a question of getting lots of votes or signature, it is a question of making a reasoned case. I have tried to do so, using many excerpts from his biography, information that is otherwise publicly available, my own various meeting and conversations with him, and other publicly available information. Given that I did not have access to the most important material – testimonials from those who he has directly worked with – I took the more academic route to make a case that his work is not only exemplary but is distinct from other efforts in the world and has worldwide application, not only because he is now working internationally but because the ideas are applicable globally.

    I will not bore you with the details, but we now have a significant document (around 70 pages) with heavy footnoting and much empirical information on the scale, scope and reach of Edhi’s work. I have one section in it on his influence on public perceptions (of him, his work, and of social welfare in general) and within it I use a number of quotes from the comments here and elsewhere (those that relate to WHY people are moved by his work or HOW they have seen its impacts). I have also added a list of web links to various discussions on the web (including this) that might give the committee a sense of just how dear he is to his people.

    Anyhow, to get to the Nobel Committee in time, the document will leave first thing Monday. To be honest, I do not think that my own nomination is complete (importantly, it does not have first hand testimonials from his direct beneficiaries). However, I am hoping that this will be one amongst a number of nominations for him and I hope this will fill in things that others might not have (including, for example, a detailed analysis of his approach to relief in comparison to other approaches and an analysis of its reasons for success). I have no idea whether my small effort will make any difference. I hope it does. At least we tried.

    Thank you again to everyone who has commented here. I hope the Nobel committee will follow the link in my document to this and other web discussions on him. Also, in many ways your comments have kept me going over the last few days of very intense work on this. (If you do have other comments and experiences to share, please keep doing so since this has a life beyond this nomination).

    P.S. The Nobel process requires that nomination proposals NOT be shared publicly, hence I will not be doing so.

  127. shamim siddiqui says:
    January 27th, 2007 1:57 am

    In my opinion Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is a most suitable person for this award.

  128. Abdul Basit says:
    January 27th, 2007 1:59 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is the most deserving personality for noble prize because of his extraordinary social services.

  129. leslie christopher says:
    January 27th, 2007 2:02 am

    He is honest man & working as an angel for the human being. He desrve for Nobel Award

  130. Aisha PZ says:
    January 27th, 2007 2:16 am

    Thank you for allowing so many of us to express the deep pride and wonder we share for Dr. Edhi. You seem to have had your work cut out for you and in this grand endeavor, wish you all the best. I am sure your words and proposal will make a strong impact to the committee. Knowing that time is short, it makes it does make it difficult to obtain first hand experiences, but the evidence, facts and results are abundantly available, so I think the proposal will still be a strong one. As you requested of the many ‘bloggers’ out there, I’ve included my write up on, in the hopes that others out there (those not familiar with Dr. Edhi or non-Pakistanis) will have a chance to learn about this humble yet revolutionary individual.

    Here is the link to the entry. – APZ

  131. Rafiq Aslam says:
    January 27th, 2007 7:10 pm

    I want to thank you for taking this effort. I have earlier seen a few signature campaigns and always wondered why people think that just getting a lot of ‘votes’ will be the criteria for an award like this. I see many comments here that just saw that we ‘support’ an award for Edhi. That is all very good but the question as you say is WHY we support him and what it is about his work that the world should focus on. So let me say what I think is important about what he is and has done.

    What Edhi has proved to Pakistanis and to the world is that all the excuses we always make about why things are not better are only excuses and if someone has the conviction and will to change then they can bring about change.

    1. We say our problems are so bad because our people are illiterate and that is the real cause. WRONG. Edhi has proved that illiteracy is not a barrier. He has only 4 years of education and has achieved what all the educated people in Pakistan cannot.

    2. We say our problems are so bad because our governments have been bad, because we have martial laws and lack of democracy. WRONG. Edhi has proved that one person with true zeal and desire to change can bring about change.

    3. We say our problems are so bad because small changes do not make a difference when the problems are so big. WRONG. Edhi has proved that small steps can lead to big change. Here is one single man who has turned around the lives of literally of millions others.

    4. We say our problems are so bad because either people have forgotten religion or become too religious. WRONG. Edhi has proved that religion is not even a factor what matters is a goodness of heart. Here is a religious person who has defined both the extremes and while the people on the extreme debated he went out and brought change.

    5. We say our problems are so bad because the rest of the world does not help us enough. WRONG. Edhi has proved that we do not need Aid or help, in fact we can even help the rest of the world, all we need is a belief in ourselves and the conviction to bring change.

    This, I think, is why Edhi deserves the Nobel Award. To societies like Pakistan where so many people have given up hope of anything changing, he brings hope and he reminds us all that excuses do not matter, only action does.

    I pray for the success of your nomination efforts.

  132. Gul e Geti says:
    January 27th, 2007 2:35 am

    No one can take time to deny his abilities and his entire demeanor. He sits ideally over the image of Noble Prize Winner. He’s well deseving…….

  133. Abdul Sattar says:
    January 27th, 2007 3:00 am

    The world must have realized earlier the unparalled services imparted by Mr.Edhi for the cause of humanily; and off-course.

    I strongly believe if the world examines / evaluates Mr.Edhi name on merit , it will be among the toppers.

    I expect the selectors of Noble Prize for the right understading of Mr.Edhi serives for humanity

  134. sana rashid says:
    January 27th, 2007 4:30 am

    Actions speak louder than words- and the good done by Edhi is evident – he definately deserves a recognition for his scintillating efforts.

  135. Aamir Malik says:
    January 27th, 2007 10:14 am

    It is nothing for the efforts of Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi But could be moral for our self. He is honest man & working as an angel for the human being. No doubt of his efforts.
    Aamir Malik

  136. Said Ali says:
    January 27th, 2007 7:09 pm

    I think Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is the most deserved person not only from Pakistan but for all the people of the world as he has no discrimination in providing the humanitarian services.

  137. Ali says:
    January 27th, 2007 11:32 pm

    He is an icon to all charities in Pakistan. He has provided shelter to poor families, widows and children. Everywhere in world where his help is required he is ther.

  138. January 28th, 2007 12:29 am

    will it not be good if you can make a WIKIPEDIA entry in main Sattar’s sahab’s thread?

  139. Zulfiqar says:
    January 28th, 2007 10:41 am

    Salam to all readers,

    The very fact that in the last 50 years of his work, Edhi has NOT TAKEN A DAY OFF (Not even on his wedding night), says it all.


  140. Mutahir Ali says:
    January 28th, 2007 5:02 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is probably one of those person who bring hope to people , or tell those people the meaning of hope when they have completely forgotten about it or completely have lost the meaning of it…or cant see any bright in there lives ….people like him are some of the few blessings still moving on with the world of today … for his humanitarian services not only in this part of the world but all over the world should be aclaimed in the true fashion ….
    Mutahir Ali

  141. Arif says:
    January 29th, 2007 2:45 pm

    Well Edhi is a person who doesnt want anything from this world. I personally feel that even if he got a dozens of nobel prizes, its not enough. Thats it what i wanna say. God bless you Edhi, our EDHI.

  142. January 29th, 2007 4:05 pm

    I think edhi is a real hope of 1000′s and 1000′s of people.. and i beleive that he really need something more than Nobel Price. God bless him..

  143. muhammad salim says:
    January 30th, 2007 9:59 am

    Edhi surely deserve this award.

  144. January 30th, 2007 10:21 am

    Just a little note to let you know that the nomination portfolio was sent out in time (see here). Thanks everyone.

  145. January 30th, 2007 11:34 am

    Adil: Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. While we do not know what will happen to the dossier, at least we will know that we were a part of the group that tried. Thank you once again!

  146. Manezeh Hussain says:
    January 30th, 2007 12:48 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi,a humble man.Who is helping all of humanity in there time of need.Nominating him, is like asking to nominate an angle.

  147. dont bother says:
    January 30th, 2007 2:54 pm

    with all the warnings up here …you only want me to say nice about the guy…wheres the freedom of speech thingi…man itz unfair….why dont you change all the PG warnings and write only praise the guy. :) come on be a man and delete this too…that’ll make you happy

  148. Almakky says:
    January 30th, 2007 6:50 pm

    Humanatarian to a Nation by Richard Covington

    For complete article, click the following URL.

  149. Omer Khan says:
    January 30th, 2007 8:12 pm

    Eidhee definetly deserves to be nominated for all the human welfare that he has done.

  150. Altaf Hussain says:
    January 31st, 2007 12:00 am

    abdul sattar edhi has been working for the welfare of people for many years, he has been working for a noble cause, feeding the hungry, taking care of the needy, helping out in any and every way we can think, being the right hand in emergencies or whenever the country or even whenever the world needs him, he should be known after mother terresa… hence he is the most deserving person who should be getting the peace prize

  151. Zulfikar Ali says:
    January 31st, 2007 12:57 am

    Mr.Edhi definately deserve nobel prize award.Our prays are with him, God him complete health,fitness and May he live long.

  152. kazim mehdi says:
    January 31st, 2007 2:14 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is doing a public service at an extend that no one else even able to think. Noble prize is worth nothing for the work he did or doing. But in this world we ve noble prize the noblest symbol of appreciation. we should appreciate his effort even he didnt need it from us.

    Allah is the only one who can bless him for his great services. may Allah bless him bc nation needs him.

  153. M. Dastagir Ansari says:
    January 31st, 2007 3:28 am

    Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves for a Nobel Prize I fully support it.

    I am very surprised and shocked that you even questioned whether Mr. Edhi is a Pakistani or not at the beginning of your article. Where did this doubt even come from? If he not a Pakistani then what he is?

    M.D. Ansari

  154. Farrukh Sham says:
    January 31st, 2007 9:59 am

    if any one from Pakistan deserves this award, it is none other than Edhi. he’s surely earned it.

  155. January 31st, 2007 1:09 pm

    Two things which I don’t know

    -Is Edhi sahib a doctor? in Wikipedia article, he’s mentioned as “Dr” Abdul Sattar Edhi

    -Is it true as someone mentioned above that Benazir wanted to be nominated for Nobel Prize? if yes then for which category? *grin*

  156. January 31st, 2007 7:19 pm

    For the one (Dont Bother) who does not want to nominate Mr Edhi , Either you dont know his work or you just like to change the topic to get attention.
    In the type of world we are livng in these days how many people are there who have actually lived entire life for the cause of humanity disregarding the race, religion and the nationality of the suffering human.
    No matter if it was an earthquake in Baroj(India) or an earthquake in Pakistan The Man and his foundation never stayed back.
    May God Bless Him

  157. Shakeel says:
    February 1st, 2007 2:19 am

    Yes he should be nominated rather awarded with the nobel prize since we all know his untiring efforts to help humanity in its all forms.

  158. Hussein A. says:
    February 1st, 2007 3:07 am

    I congratulate you on this well deserved effort and pray that this process will bear fruit.

  159. The Pakistanian says:
    February 1st, 2007 11:08 am

    [quote comment="32375"]Two things which I don’t know

    -Is Edhi sahib a doctor? in Wikipedia article, he’s mentioned as “Dr” Abdul Sattar Edhi

    -Is it true as someone mentioned above that Benazir wanted to be nominated for Nobel Prize? if yes then for which category? *grin*[/quote]

    I read it in one of his interviews that he prefers to be called Dr. as oppose to Maulana because he is by no means a religious scholar BUT some university in Pakistan (IBA Karachi I think) awarded him an honorary doctrate degree, so he prefers Dr.

    Regarding Benazir’s nomination (LOL what a joke :)) I don’t think she cares which field she gets nominated for, I am sure its the million dollar prize money which is watering her mouth and most likely her husband’s too!

  160. usman saeed says:
    February 1st, 2007 11:28 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is truly a beacon of light for all those opressed soles who have no hope in life. He is there for everyone from any race, religion and cast. The word distinction does not feature in his dictionary. There is no one LIVING who ven comes close to his stature. He truly deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

  161. ahmed hassan says:
    February 1st, 2007 12:03 pm

    he is the blessing from Allah to poor. His greatness lies in his passion and simplicity, and have a honor of having world largest eleet of ambulances in the world. whatever the condition or time, he is there to deliver. May Allah bless him and give him fruitful prosperous and long life.

  162. Muhammad Khalid Yasin says:
    February 3rd, 2007 1:04 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is truly a beacon of light for all those opressed soles who have no hope in life. He is there for everyone from any race, religion and cast. The word distinction does not feature in his dictionary. There is no one LIVING who ven comes close to his stature. He truly deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

  163. Muzzammil says:
    February 4th, 2007 2:13 am

    There should be much bigger award for Mr. Sattar and his wife. They do deserve it.

  164. andaleeb says:
    February 4th, 2007 5:43 am

    i don’t know of a person who deserves to be a nobel prize winner more than him. not that, i think, it matters to him.
    noone ever formally introduced me to name of edhi. i think its one of those names that u just bcum accquainted with as u grow up. my nana once told me that edhi sahib said to him” everyone is willing to donate money to my organization but what we need are people willing to donate their time”
    i think, that goes to say a lot about the state of volunteering in our country. sad na

  165. OSMAN says:
    February 4th, 2007 11:37 am

    I think this is a very worthwhile effort you are making. Best of luck with it.

    Myself, I think Edhi will be a great candidate for the Nobel because here is a person who lives the life he preaches, he works in the poorest and most violent part of town and has brought peace to them, he has developed a model that is all his own and more relevant to developing countries than those imported from outside, and he has now taken this model and made it work in some of the most dangerous and difficult places on earth: Lebanon, Bosnia, Somalia, Bangladesh and of course Pakistan. A Nobel will not only honor him, it will also propagate this idea of social welfare.

  166. Meher Dalal says:
    February 4th, 2007 6:20 pm

    He is an angel on earth and one who all pakistanis should be proud of. Bless you Edhi Sahb for all you do to bring that smile or comfort to those who reach out to you.

  167. Irfanullah says:
    February 5th, 2007 12:03 pm

    I also think this is a worthwhile effort and he certainly deserves the Award. Do you know if the government has also sent an official national nomination?

  168. February 5th, 2007 3:28 pm

    Salam to all,

    After completing my Textile Engineering I have had a job in a remote hilly site area near Nooriabad Sindh at Crescent Group of Textiles. Even in those hills there was a cool presence of Mr. Edhi. The Edhi Foundation has some sort of Children Village there. Even most of the guys were not willing to work there at a higher salaries but I astonished to see that Mr. Edhi is running there such a children village with a brave heart.

  169. February 5th, 2007 5:20 pm

    Please Support Ehdi…

    I have stumbled upon a great personality, the kind Pakistan badly needs today. Abdus Sattar Ehdi (sometimes Abdul Sattar Ehdi).
    An ordinary looking bearded old man, he is the founder of Ehdi Foundation, that works for the poor and the deprived. He is s…

  170. Fawad Rizvi says:
    February 6th, 2007 2:01 am



  171. Ahmad Ammad says:
    February 13th, 2007 1:01 am

    Dont know him personally but his work speaks for it self. Any man who single handedly develops an organization to support over 100,000 children inly in pakistan, to run over 5,000 ambulances and emergency shelters for over 30 years is surely a man who deserves recognition with or without our testimonials and it would be a shame if his efforts go unnoticed only for the reason that we were not brave enough to write a few wrods for him.

  172. February 13th, 2007 8:10 am

    Edhi is a living legend,he has rendered marvalous services in serving the humanity.He must be nominated for the noble prize.

  173. iftikhar Dr says:
    February 14th, 2007 5:17 am

    My vote iz in favour of Abdul Sattar Edhi.

  174. Syed-Assif Ali says:
    February 14th, 2007 12:53 pm

    Edhi sahab is among the greatest men Pakistan has ever produced. His Services for mankind, Needy, Poors, Orphans, Widows and in the times of Chaos all over the world are stand apart.
    God Bless Him and May he Live Long ! ( Ameen Sum Ameen)

  175. Robert F. says:
    February 16th, 2007 12:57 am

    I got hear searching for information on Mr. Edhi for a paper I am writing for my development class on South Asian models of development. I am writing about Mr. Edhi along with Dr. Younis of Bangladesh and Dr. Kurien of India as three different models of mass development. It is heartening to see such great love for this man and his work amongst Pakistanians.

  176. Ikram Ch. says:
    February 15th, 2007 12:41 am

    What you are doing here is a very worthwhile effort. Thank you. Can someone tell us when we will know if they accepted this nomination?

  177. Abrar says:
    February 14th, 2007 5:21 pm

    I was just reading some of the other discussions and remembering the passages you had from Edhi’s book about how he was persecuted and turned into a ‘kafir’ by the thekedars of our religion. I was thinking=”JINN LOGO NAY EDHI JAISAY KO KAFIR BANA DIYA UN SAY KIYA UMEED RAKHI JAYE.

  178. Tayyaba says:
    February 16th, 2007 3:06 am

    he deserves to receive this prize because of his brilliant service to humanity. however, the prize will in no way justify his humanitarian effort. only Allah can reward him for his services.

  179. Ather Nawaz says:
    February 18th, 2007 8:49 am

    Yes he trualy deserve for his social works.

  180. February 19th, 2007 7:35 pm

    I am from Mumbai India, My friends, Mr. & Mrs. Vazirani had been to Pakistan at the time of earthquake in Kashmir and had personally met Abdul Sattar Edhi. They were astonished to see the zeal with which he was providing aid to the affected people. He was not bothered about his age, God was giving him all the strength to full fill his desire to help the people. They also were all a praise for the orphanages he was running and the ambulance service he has started all over Pakistan. He definitely deserves an award from Noble Prize committee. But is it necessary to ask for it? God Almighty is there whose award is always there for people like him. He does not need any recommendation from us.
    Luthria G B, Mumbai, India.

  181. OMAR says:
    February 24th, 2007 12:46 am

    I hope your efforts succeed. This man is already an inspiration for Pakistanis and he should be an inspiration for the whole world.

  182. Lahori says:
    February 24th, 2007 8:44 am

    I certainly think that he deserves the Nobel very much. But with last going to a South Asian also in social work, I doubt this will happen at least for a few years

  183. mazhar butt says:
    March 5th, 2007 1:59 pm

    Pakistan has not produced a better humanist, humanitarian and a social worker than Edhi. His services are outstanding. Not being an educated person he has shown his capabilities not ranking any lesser than masters of business administration. His works and deeds are amazingly remarkable. In a nut shell you will find Edhi where ”angels fear to tread ”anytime, anywhere ,,,,,,,ready to help the victims ! !
    He fully deserves the Nobel prize and much much more !

  184. mudassir says:
    March 15th, 2007 8:39 am

    Yes. he deserves.

  185. Ubaid says:
    March 18th, 2007 1:55 am

    In a nation that seems to be falling to pieces, it is people like Edhi Sahib who gives us all hope that hope cannot be lost. Abdus Sattar Edhi is the shining beacon that all Pakistanis are most proud of.

  186. Ahmed says:
    March 24th, 2007 7:24 pm

    No matter he gets a noble prize or not, he has got one in
    my eyes. What a man, what a life.Absolutley remarkable.

  187. Adil Shah says:
    April 1st, 2007 8:18 pm

    Mr Edhi along with Mrs Edhi and Edhi Foundation truely deserve a Nobel Prize. The principle they operate under are among the true principles that can unify the human race and create a lasting peace on earth. Nobel Committee should consider this aspect the operations of Edhi foundation. Mr Edhi doesnt not need any recognition for himself, he himself is bigger than that. He should be recognized for the benefit of the world, specially for bringing the East and West closer, for empowering the huge mass of moderate muslims who are engaged in a constant battle against negetivism.

  188. Tahirji says:
    April 5th, 2007 1:52 am

    Well since we people are immune with not coming forward for
    a cause, so it seems likely that we can make it happen.
    We as a Nation can never rise:-(

  189. April 10th, 2007 12:57 am

    In my humble opinion, Mr Edhi is the most reliable person who can help you out whenever there is a grave situation.He is a true humantarian on this planet.He has helped everyone everywhere. May Allah bless him always! I give my vote in favour of Mr. Edhi who is matchless. After considering Mr. Edhi achievements, one can easily confess the presence of Allah. Thanks to Allah that He has bestowed Pakistan with such a person who is down to earth and very simple at heart.
    May you live long my dear sir.

  190. ali says:
    April 11th, 2007 5:08 pm

    i have a lot of respect for mr edhi, who has devoted his life in the way of the creators path, allah.

    its disrespectful to associate mr edhi with such a thing as nobel smoke screen award .

    this award is made by non muslims for non muslims,
    if u look at its past receipients most of them have acheived nothing in reality, but falsehood painted over thier failures to make them worthy of nobel smoke screen award.

    so if you truly have respect for mr edhi,then pray for him in your heart, because the best award is allah’s, and 1 can not compare anything with our creators award or bounty.

    may allah bestow his bounty on mr sattar edhi.


  191. Aiwan says:
    April 15th, 2007 9:05 pm

    There is something seriously wrong with this guy, helping out selflessly and also the pakistani nation. Nooops this is not natural, such people should be rounded up and deported to places which deserve their presence. It’s because of such people that we are spared Allah’s wrath.

  192. sidhas says:
    April 26th, 2007 10:36 pm

    Abdusatar Edhi is someone that makes me proud of Pakistan. During the riots of 1988 in Karachi between Mohajirs and Pathans communities, Edhi ambulances helped saved many lives by transporting injured to hospitals. I along with many Karachities are witness to the service provided by Edhi Ambulances.

    I will go so far to say that he is probably the first of Pakistanis to cross the lines of caste, creed, and enthicity to serve humanity in distress.

    He should be recognized for his services to humanity at large.

  193. Ahmad R. Shahid says:
    May 4th, 2007 6:40 am

    Iqbal never got a Nobel Prize. Was he a lesser poet than Tagore? Its not just about prizes. If Edhi has done something great, which he has, then he would be remembered in history, Nobel Prize or no Nobel Prize.

  194. Shariq Abbasi says:
    May 12th, 2007 2:30 pm

    He should have received the prize by now. No one deserves it more than him.

  195. Khurram Munir says:
    May 17th, 2007 6:16 am

    If you really want to nominate him for Nobel Price. Vote on this site.

  196. Zafar Iqbal says:
    May 24th, 2007 2:34 am

    Mr. Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. He has given his life to this nobel cause. A well deserved person with so much social service he has done. Speciallly whenever, there is any incident or emergency and no one could reach, Mr. Edhi and his team was available there to serve humanity. Even though Govt. official couldn’t reach there.

  197. expat says:
    May 25th, 2007 8:44 am

    One thing that has puzzled me about the Edhi Foundation is the recent international expansion of the foundation to ’1st world’ countries which have excellent medical and social facilities.

    From the Edhi website, they now have centres in:

    New York , Ontario , Dacca , Tokyo , Sydney , London , Dubai

    Surley the cost of building one of these centres in these expensive cities from public donations 2 or even three centres could have been built in a more needy pakistan. The last time I lived in Tokyo (although over 5 yrs ago) I met only a handful of Pakstanis and they were not exactly the type who were short of funds.

    Just asking why ?

  198. Rehana Rahman says:
    May 29th, 2007 8:09 am

    [quote comment="30480"]My vote is also for Edhi to get the Nobel peace prize. This person has served the humanity without any prejudice. He runs the largest network of ambulances in Pakistan (largest in world too?) and fills up the gap where state cannot provide this help. I remember reading Guinness Book few years ago where his ambulance network held the record of largest in the world. His services is wonderful and very helping for every one in the world. Specially whenever, whatever, and whoever, there is any incident or emergency and no one could not reach there but only Mr.Edhi and his team reach ther at right time. It’s a very remarkable service for humanity [/quote]

  199. Rehana Rahman says:
    May 29th, 2007 4:11 pm

    My vote is also for Edhi to get the Nobel peace prize. This person has served the humanity without any prejudice. He runs the largest network of ambulances in Pakistan (largest in world too?) and fills up the gap where state cannot provide this help. I remember reading Guinness Book few years ago where his ambulance network held the record of largest in the world. His services is wonderful and very helping for every one in the world. Specially whenever, whatever, and whoever, there is any incident or emergency and no one could not reach there but only Mr.Edhi and his team reach ther at right time. It’s a very remarkable service for humanity [/quote]

  200. Rehana Rahman says:
    May 30th, 2007 4:55 pm

    Mr. Edhi such a great person who make an easy life for others. He deserve the Nobel peace award .He and his team get ready any time, His services is wonderful and very helping for every one in the world. Specially whenever, whatever, and whoever, there is any incident or emergency and no one could not reach there but only Mr.Edhi and his team reach there at right time. It’s a very remarkable service for humanity [/quote]

  201. Abro says:
    May 31st, 2007 12:21 am

    I agree that Edhi Sahab is one of those Paksiatnis that makes me feel proud to be a Pakistani.

  202. [a} says:
    May 31st, 2007 4:39 am

    Just read his biography, A Mirror to the Blind. He’s an amazing man, mashallah.

  203. Aikynai says:
    June 7th, 2007 7:19 am

    I’m currantly studying in Pakistan at the Aga-Khan University.I’m doing the project about Edhi Foundation. The more I read and learn about the foundation and a man who founded I do not stop admiring with his noble and honest activities for the good of his people. Nowadays, it is so difficult to find such kind of a person. We should be proud of him and take example from him, in order before dying it will be not painful for the purposeless lived years. So, I’m 100% for him to get A Nobel Prize.


  204. salimdost says:
    June 9th, 2007 10:41 pm

    All praise is due to Allah, the Great. Mr Edhi, is doing more work of helping poors, sick and less fortunate ones. He is a pillar of Pakistan. We need more and more souls like. It’s my prayer that may God keep him in His mercy. Amin.

  205. A Pakistani says:
    June 10th, 2007 12:04 am

    There is also a misinformation campaign about Moulana. I met him first time some thirty years ago at his centre in Kharadhar. He was sitting on a wooden bench ready to listen, ready to help. Then I recall an incident in the middle of 1984. My office was in Adamjee House. I had a messenger named Abdul Ghafoor. I asked him to go to our Human Resource Department that was located in the next building called Textile Plaza. Some lift repair work as already going on in Textile Plaza Abdul Ghafoor boarded on lift and it crashed, he was badly injured. As soon as we knew we ran out to take care him. I immediately called Civil Hospital and Edhi Ambulance. I still recall that Edhi Ambulance was there within 6-7 minutes. There was no trace of hospital ambulance. This is something i personally witnessed and experienced. Later on I had more than one opportunities to meet Moulna in person and listen to his views. His bank accounts and safe deposit lockers were in the same bank where i was working. By that time i had become his fan. There are countless stories how moulna has helped the humanity. But I have restricted myself to my own personal experience. Moulana is a humable, straightforward person and calls a spade a spade. Those who criticize him are like the proverbial person who tries to spit on the the moon.

  206. Muhammad Farooq says:
    June 10th, 2007 12:40 am

    It is unfortunate that Government has done nothing re: nomination of Noble Prize for Moulana Abdul Sattar Edhi. We as a nation appreciate our heros when they are dead as Nadeem Ahmed Qasmi Sahib has aptly said:


    (i have been stoned by my fellow citizens as long as I lived, yeh that’s different they will bury me with all honors. Sattar Edhi is one such unsung Pakistani hero. But has some rightly commented earlier, his rewards are with Allah.

  207. Reluctant Expatriate says:
    June 15th, 2007 4:14 pm

    The best endorsement for Edhi is that I did not find any negative remarks about him on this blog or any other print media.

    Pakistanis by habit, culture, and temperament, are critical of every one. It is amazing that no one has bad mouthed Mr. Edhi.

  208. Aurangzeb says:
    June 24th, 2007 8:15 am

    Ahmad R. Shahid,

    You are right. The question is not wether Maulana Edhi deserves Nobel’s peace prize, but rather, does the peace prize deserve the esteemed Maulana? The Nobel commitee will not be bestowing an honour to him, in fact he will be bestowing an honour to them by accepting it!

  209. Sarah Iqbal says:
    June 24th, 2007 11:40 pm

    What he has done for the people of Pakistan is beyond words. It is difficult for a person of western heritage to fathom the difficulties he must have faced in the shape of corruption, red tapism, cultural limitations and other pitholes to get to where he is at today. I agree, if he does not deserve the noble peace prize then nobody does.

  210. Hadiqa says:
    June 25th, 2007 5:47 am

    Edhi sahi is proof that one person with dedication CAN make a difference. Despite all odds.

  211. shehryar khan says:
    June 26th, 2007 9:01 am

    hey i jus wana say A.S edhi………is a great Pakistani….blood whos doin the fingz our govt shud b doin …….bt he must hav the nobel prize no matta wot……he is the PRIDE of PAKISAN…………Pakistan zinda baad………..!

  212. Lubna says:
    July 11th, 2007 4:56 am

    I do agree. Mr Edhi is a selfless, dedicated man. His team is always the first to reach in case of any emergency. While giving charity to any other organization i may hesitate, not knowing if the money will be righfully used. However, when donating to the Edhi Foundation, I am fully satisfied. And this goes for the entire Pakistani population. This is simply because Mr Edhi’s efforts in the last 55 years in serving humaity can just not be ignored. His honesty, his commitment, his energy are unparalled. Very few Pakistanis have brought such pride to our country as has Mr Edhi. Even the Nobel Prize is nothing in front of his efforts! He deserves a lot, lot more.

  213. Sonny says:
    July 16th, 2007 1:26 pm

    In a nation falling apart, Edhi sahab is the last ray of hope and optimism.

  214. Syed Imtiyaz Desnavi says:
    July 20th, 2007 5:09 am

    What are we talking about Noble Prize! We call him living person of heavens on earth. I met him in Abu Dhabi. I showed my desire to work like him in India. To that he replied, “Do you have a heart made of stone?” In Urdu he said “Kiya Tumharey Seeney mein Patthar Ka Kaleja Hai?” I gaveup, if for such a noble work, it is so tough. In the Pakistani history his name will be written as No 1 personality of Pakistan, above all the Presidents and the Prime Ministers of Pakistan. I remember saying that “you deserve Noble Prize”. He humbly said in crystal clear words, ” I do not work for awards and prizes, I work for the pleasure of Allah”. What a man he is.
    May Allah give him long life to serve humanity. Aameen.

    Syed Imtiyaz Desnavi
    19 July 2007
    California CA 91709 USA

  215. MUHAMMAD UMAIR says:
    July 21st, 2007 6:20 am


  216. M-Irfan says:
    July 25th, 2007 8:27 am

    If someone ever deserved Nobel Peace Prize, it’s Abdul Sattar Edhi.

  217. Tazin Hussain says:
    July 26th, 2007 5:44 pm

    Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is the most selfless and honorable human being today. I will be honoured if these couple of lines would serve the purpose for him to win a Nobel Award.

  218. Abdul Ghafoor says:
    August 2nd, 2007 6:46 pm

    Mr. Edhie does not deserve a noble price, there are thousands of people who have devoted their life times for the propagation of humanity and no body even notice.Edhi is a fame hungry person practically he has not done the humanity service which he claims.
    In our villages, at multiple times we have approached Edhi centres, but we never received any free help from him or his centres. His employees show us the tariff card for the use of their ambulance etc.
    This man has collected millions of rupees in the name of helping other, time will prove (if it is not already proven) that he is doing it as a business and not humanity service.In my opinion, awarding him noble prize will tarnish the prestige and height of this prize.

  219. f.Khawaja says:
    August 3rd, 2007 12:29 am

    Lets go for it!

  220. imran says:
    August 6th, 2007 10:13 am

    I think he is only one who deserves this body is equal to edhi in the world in the way of welfare of human being.

  221. August 7th, 2007 12:17 pm

    Love to Edhi,He is a Great Person.In real he is the man who has a lot of pashion to work for others.Some people (many from other crrupt foundations or Human rights org)compaigning to show him bad.But I want to say them go to hell.We all Pakistanies love Mr Edhihim a lot.Love u Baba Jee and God bless u,Long Live Edhi and Live Edhi Foundationtion till the End of the day.

  222. Abid Khan says:
    August 9th, 2007 2:47 pm

    He is one true man who deserves this prize.

  223. Sadiq says:
    August 13th, 2007 3:06 am

    No doubt, he deserves it!

  224. zulfiqar says:
    August 13th, 2007 5:09 am

    Abdul Sitar Edi is doing greating work for humanity.

  225. August 17th, 2007 5:14 am

    If somebody truly deserves the noble prize Mr Ehdi stands heads and shoulders far above the rest,it would be an honour for the organisation to have its name linked with Mr Ehdi.

  226. August 19th, 2007 6:54 am



    “I had accepted at the outset that charity was distorted and completely unrelated to its original concept. Reverting to the ideal was like diverting an ocean of wild waters. Another major obstacle in the promotion of welfare was exposed…the disgust of man towards mankind. There was only one expression, one reaction from everyone…cringing.”
    Abdul Sitar Edhi











  227. Baluch says:
    August 25th, 2007 10:29 am

    I am in favour of this proposal that This saintly man should be awarded the Nobel Prize as the other who have been awarded for social services have contributed much less than Mr Edhi.
    Perhaps I would go bit further than the NP Award and would like to see him as a President of Pakisan.
    He will only need the best and honest advisors like him, as all others do and the Country would be better`ruled and evenly ditrbuted for good goverance. All present and past Dictators and Ruler have failed the citizens and it is time we make a change 180 degrees for the best. We get the Bhais, Chaudhries and all Toms, Dicks and Harries out of the Pakistan arteries.

  228. Zaheer Hussain Shah says:
    August 29th, 2007 4:02 am

    Mr. Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. He is a well deserved person with so much social service he has done.
    His achievements are remarkably acknowledged not only by the people in Pakistan but also at regional and global level. What distinguishes him from the other individuals and organizations in the field of social work and social services is the innovation of new model which includes passion, dedication, commitment and stern belief to bring changes in the livelihoods of poor, oppressed, helpless and hopeless.

  229. August 29th, 2007 4:52 am

    To many people in Pakistan life and hope are synonymous. I remember from my early days in Pakistan how Edhi was the only national emergency relief network operated mostly by volunteers and extremely dedicated staff.

    The Edhi network is the world largest volunteer ambulance network which are radio linked to even the remotest parts of Pakistan. Edhi has been helping victims of floods, earthquake, fire, crime, disease and has centers for abandoned child care, orphans, widows and those whose life may in danger for over half a century. The organization’s endless work since 1948 speaks for itself.

    I find it extremely hypocritical on part of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to award the Nobel Prize to people such as 14th Dalai Lama (1989) or Shimon Peres(1994) whose works have neither been of such high magnitude as Edhi’s and have at times been controversial and at the same time totally disregard one person who has been working non stop since 1948, for a time period greater than either Mohammad Yunus (2006) or Jimmy Carter (2002) and has a much greater impact than Mother Teresa(1979) or Kim Dae-jung (2000).

    It’s about time to recognize the greatness of this man.

  230. jawwad kazmi says:
    September 2nd, 2007 12:50 am

    presently edhi is only deserving person for nobel prize in paksitan. gud suggestion i second

  231. Saima says:
    September 7th, 2007 7:07 am

    I would like to give my full support in nominating Edhi for the prestigious Nobel Award. I believe he has done enough to earn this….. and most importantly it will be an inspiration and recognition of all the noble efforts of his teammates.

    May Allah bless him…

  232. mansoor alam says:
    September 18th, 2007 8:15 am

    I don’t think that people like Edhi really need a thing like a Nobel prize.His efforts and love of humanity is that great that a mere prize can not commensurate with it.He is much larger and sublime.People like him do not need recognition.They are above and beyond the claptrap of worldly rewards.

  233. zubair says:
    September 21st, 2007 12:35 am

    Yes! He deserves that nobel prize. I expect him to get awards for his services since i was of 5. what i mean to say overhere is that he has really worked for this nation for his whole life and no one can deny Edhi’s Services.

  234. Janjua says:
    September 25th, 2007 7:17 am

    Words cant express his attributes towards humainty. He trully deserves it. Bravo!

  235. Zafar Iqbal says:
    October 10th, 2007 6:42 pm

    I tell you a strainge story. in 1988/89 i dont realy remmber i was a young boy working as waiter In five star Hotel in Lahore.
    one day that time prime minister b saw Edhi sahb Benazir bhotto came to hotel & i was in team to serve her.

    I saw maulana Sahb & run to my manager & told him one man enter the hall who couldnt be invity of this party.
    He left his lunch rush up to ballroom when i show him Maulana sahb, he just smile and said you dont know him i said no, then he told me in detail about him.
    After some time i saw him sitting next to Prime minister on the stage thats how i came to know aboiut him.

    After that i got a wish from my all mighty god to make me like him. But i have a big family to serve thats why i cant start or may be god do not give these abilities to every one. he is my ideal man of my life
    Today i am a exective position manager in Dubai, but if i get duty of beger by him to earn money for his cause… i will feel most proud man of the world
    but god knows to he choose to be same like him.
    i and we all are proud and feeling so rich to have Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi in pakistan community
    I pray for his long life and wishing his cause to grow day by day

  236. Dr Ghulam Mujtaba says:
    October 14th, 2007 4:22 am

    Edhi deserves noble prize, his longstanding efforts in a developing country like pakistan where resources are limited and needs are huge have been brilliant. Living in a developed country myself when i look back at his work it is really astonishing as he sometimes is carrying out work which government should be doing. His organization is surviving amid all the political chaos is Pakistan. He is doing some fantastic work out there for humanity. I hope there are few more people who have passion like him to serve the suffering humanity. A noble prize will give him and his organization more confidence and acknowledgement and i am sure they will come out with more comittment. I love this man, he is so simple ,humble and caring. I wish him all the best.

  237. ALI ABID RAZWAN says:
    October 15th, 2007 12:30 pm


  238. Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi says:
    October 15th, 2007 10:54 pm

    I bumped onto this website by accident. Now the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded. The honest truth is Edhi is too good for this prize, awarded to persons who are mediocres in relation to him. As ‘falcon’ mentioned many months ago, the Nobel Awards Committee would enhance its own prestige by awarding the prize to Edhi. It is not the other way round. Edhi is not going to try and make himself more’glamorous’ just to get the prize. He is an outlier as he is above the need for such worldly recognition meant for the worldly-wise.

  239. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    October 16th, 2007 5:29 am

    A.Sattar Edhy,

    Nobel prize or not , your value will not suffer !!!

    they intend to make your” mitty palide”, you should refuse.

    Nobel prize is nothing but a farce, they might ask you not

    to wear your topey, as they did with Iranian Abadi, she was
    forced to take off her hijab, by Farah Dibah and other
    Democracy lovers colonial agents, Nobel Prize is nothing but
    missionary charity, you can count on your fingers how
    many Asians are recipients ?? The hypocracy does’nt have
    limits, Nobel peace prize!! they invented dynamite to kill
    humanity and environment, after, they “distribute” prizes
    to hide their crimes, escrocs, charletants, fraud !!!

  240. Latif Akber says:
    October 19th, 2007 9:59 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is i think beyond any award. Nobel prize is something given to the bests but who can be as best as EDHI.
    I think not only the award must be given but also international honarary title of SUN ON EARTH.


  241. Shehryar says:
    October 23rd, 2007 2:08 am

    In my opinion Abdul Sattar Eidhi is one of the world’s outstanding humanitarians. For many years he has helped the destitute, the needy, the injured and ailing, among the living, while also providing dignity to those who are dead or dying in humble and tattered rags – with the identities of some of the dead being known only to God.

    He has, bless him, always remained above social issues that bedevil us – such as race, religion and gender.

    He is definitely deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize for his service to the cause of humanity. In fact I am surprised that he has already not been given one.

  242. sumaira zaheer says:
    October 30th, 2007 1:56 am

    Edhi’s selfless devotion is rare not only in Pakistan but in the whole world.According to the Guinnes World Records,Edhi Foundation has the largest private ambulance service network in the world.I dont think, as the present situation is going on,that the Government of Pakistan can cope with critical situation without their help.Edhi is an asset for humanity.He should have given Noble Peace Prize years ago.

  243. Kaukab Alvi says:
    October 30th, 2007 5:56 pm

    For me Abdul Sattar edhi is a real hero.A person who has transcended the religious, cast or creed pretensions and has Always helped the needy of Pakistan. I believe in him ,always support him & comend him for his wonderful past & present.He should definitely be nominated for Nobel peace prize.

  244. C G Jambotkar says:
    November 24th, 2007 3:07 pm

    I wholeheartedly endorse a petition to the Nobel Peace Prize committee to award a Nobel Peace Prize to Abdul Sattar Edhi . People like him represent humanity at its best.

  245. November 25th, 2007 6:45 pm

    He seems a very caring person.

    Does he work outside of the Muslim world? I ask because if he helps all regardless of religion or creed, then he deserves recognition, BUT if he only helps Muslims, then he doesn’t deserve a world award.

    Mother Teresa was a Christian Nun who helped mainly Hindus and Muslims, that’s why she was so feted.

  246. Hameeduddin Khan says:
    November 27th, 2007 11:05 am

    Yes of-course he deserve to get the Nobal . I fully recommend and vote for him.
    Hameeduddin Khan

  247. Khurram Sarfraz says:
    December 6th, 2007 2:33 pm

    If there is anyone that I know of deserving a Nobel Prize, its Mr. Edhi.

  248. basharat hussain mir says:
    December 17th, 2007 2:53 am

    i pay heartest salutations to edhi sahab. if he wud have not been great, he would have not been able to do great service to humanity. i appreciate abdul sata. i would love to meet abdul satar personally to get his pat on my back to serve humanity. I am a kashmiri (indian) & would love to work with abdul satar.

  249. Matloob Zaman says:
    January 4th, 2008 1:41 am

    Mr. Edhi most certainly qualifies for a Nobel Prize, he is a rare breed who takes over when the real blood relatives of people no longer care for them.
    How many people does anyone know that would bathe a decomposed body, or embrace lost kids or orphans, provide shelter to men & women rejected by their very own family & blood relatives.
    He sincerely continues to conduct his affair without an oh or aah while quietly facing the undue brutality by members of certain political parties in the country where they continue to burn down the ambulances provided by the Edhi Trust, this time around brutality was inflicted by such political parties after the demise of BB even on the Edhi Village that accomodates orphans and unclaimed children.
    Whether or not he is awarded a Nobel Prize he & his wife along with numerous volunteers and workers have definitely earned the most Noble Place in the hereafter, inshaAllah.
    I support and hope that he is considered for his sincere acts for humanity and is awarded the Nobel Prize.

  250. muskan says:
    January 4th, 2008 10:20 am

    i think there should be no doubt about this. he is the man of excellent character and have served so much sufferers througout the world. this is really a great honour for whole humanity.

  251. muskan says:
    January 4th, 2008 10:24 am

    sir adil najam please do made a separate heading for salman (ex member of junoon group) as he has been awarded this prize. do write in detail about his work as you have done about edhi or lalmasjid or khuda kay liay. thankyou.

  252. Sobia Asim says:
    January 8th, 2008 2:14 pm

    I think he is the most selfless ,compassionate person in pakistan.. we can offer him nothing in return for his devotion to the needy.. and this nomination for nobel prize is a very minor thing infront of his real aims in front of Allah almighty.. I wish I could follow his footsteps and be as humble as him ,to help the needy in arabic ‘Ei makan… Ei zaman’ which means ..anywhere anytime!!

  253. nauman says:
    January 16th, 2008 11:55 pm

    Definately Deserve noble peace prize

  254. mohammed qamar says:
    January 20th, 2008 9:32 am

    Edhi sahib is a great man. His work and his actions are speaking loudest than any words or any E-mails put together. I fully agree with Adil sahib that Edhi sahib is a right and a deserving candidate for the Nobel prize.

  255. sarah Umer says:
    January 21st, 2008 6:13 am

    This magnificent man is worthy for this award

  256. usama majeed says:
    January 22nd, 2008 7:27 am

    absolutely; if not Mr Edhi and who else would be deservent. wholeheartedly behind this.

  257. Roaid says:
    January 29th, 2008 6:28 am

    100 % he deserve nobel prize

  258. Aaqil Ghafoor Bajwa says:
    February 1st, 2008 8:31 am

    Yes I do agree with all other guys, Abdul Sattar Edhi Sahab deserve Nobel Prize. But What I believe is …. getting or not getting the Nobel prize is not a a big deal … I am sure he’s going to get alot more in Akhirat InshaAllah.

  259. Shagufta Amer says:
    February 2nd, 2008 2:39 pm

    Yeah,ofcourse he deserves more than a noble prize,but right now we don’t have any other award that matches his calibre.So till then we can rely on noble prize. I am completely speechless for his well-being ,his services and his humanity.He is like a Moon in this dark and ugly world.May Allah always blessed him with all His Almightys now and forever (Amin)

  260. February 5th, 2008 8:15 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi really deserve Nobel Prize even more due to his work for humanity on the basis of humanity without any reward expectations

  261. Zubeida Desnavi says:
    February 23rd, 2008 2:37 am


  262. shoaib says:
    March 10th, 2008 1:16 am

    few days back i was reading that “Edhi” foundation has the largest mobile service, no one can deny his contributions, Ansar barni and Abdul istar edhi must be categorized in the category of “peace’ in the Nobel prize. But shall they be get an opportunity for that? or the label of “Muslim” is enough for them as not to be in their listing, who knows? lets wait , watch and see!

  263. ibrar says:
    March 26th, 2008 8:34 am

    i am the student of bba. may be i dont have have enough knowledge about the noble prize but i think DR.ABDUS SATAR DESERVED IT.He is the only man who in real did a big job for the poor needy.

  264. Muhammad Salman Qaiser says:
    April 3rd, 2008 2:29 am

    Well Abdul Sitar Edhi Really Deserved for this award i don’t knew exactly what are its requirements to win that award butt i am sure that person really Passionate about his peace mission by helping innocent people. If he not be awarded this award then this surely means that that happens just because he is a Muslim. Thats true he is the King of this time.

  265. April 16th, 2008 1:33 am

    I have all the praise and appreciation for Abdus Sattar Edhi.
    He is a living “saint” of this bleak era when world has gone materialistic. Edhi does not collect “hide” to peel “hide” of his rivals.”"

    I still remember while I used to be a “crime reporter” of APP, Lahore (Now Special Correspondent) “Khuday Line”, and used to visit city hospitals and morgue at night, how certain anti-Edhi elements having hefty description with “shining long beards”holding KK rifles, launched massive crackdown on Edhi Ambulance service which was in fact snatching prey from their mouth.

    I still remember my tragic end which I met after filing the story
    when I was deprived of my “second hand” rather “three time”
    stolen Vespa Scooter and threatened of dire consequences, if I dared to file pro-Edhi stories.

    Without any reservation, I would not only vote in favour of Edhi for awarding him the Nobel Prize, but I would also appeal the United Nations to depute him as Ambassador at large for peace.

    There should be some different between Ms.Faryal Gohar and Edhi. Former lives in the hearts of “Elite” while later lives in the hearts of oppressed and depressed.

    Last but not the least, it is adviseable that opinion in this connection should also be sought from Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the chief of Jamat Isami Pakistan who has great say in his party if not in the Parliament.

    God Bless Pakistan and God save Pakistan from “devils”, amen

    Mussarat Hussain,
    Washington D.C.,

  266. April 21st, 2008 1:25 am

    You are right. The question is not wether Maulana Edhi deserves Nobel

  267. NA says:
    April 29th, 2008 8:53 am

    I salute & admire “Abdul Sattar Edhi” sahab more than other living human being in this world.He has selflessly done the kind of hard work which everyone should follow,but its so ad that such kind of dedicated,sincere & honest social workers are counted on fingers.
    The respect he has earned in the hearts of Pakistanis is shown with the fact that people donate zakat & other donations without a slight feeling of doubt,when it comes to “Edhi Welfare Centers” as compared to others!
    He really deserves more than a mere “Nobel Prize” & perhaps that is the love & respect in the hearts of thousands of Pakistanis.

  268. Joseph Coutts says:
    May 3rd, 2008 2:42 pm

    I fully endorse what Adil Najam has said about Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi, and why he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

    What needs to be added is that Edhi Sahib’s help reaches far beyond Pakistan; the Edhi Foundation has been sending help for disasters in other parts of the world as well, regardless of religion, culture, race or nationality.

    I have met Edhi Sahib a number of times and my students have worked with him as volunteers. He is a modern-day saint and an inspiration for the whole world, like Gandhiji or Mother Teresa.

  269. Fazal says:
    May 6th, 2008 7:38 am

    Yes, A. Sattar Edhi deserves for his excellence performance and sacrify for the humanity.

    I strongly recomend Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi for Nobel prize.

  270. May 18th, 2008 10:11 am

    He must be awarded for his humanitarian helps for which he is always ready.

  271. Ayesha Noor says:
    June 9th, 2008 11:37 pm


  272. Hyder uz Zaman Ghumman says:
    July 23rd, 2008 12:43 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is the founder of Edhi Foundation, which is the largest trust of its nature. Due to his utmost humanitarian services, Abdul Sattar Edhi has become an icon of social welfare. Edhi Foundation Network is spread all over the map of Pakistan along with a few cities across the globe out of country too. He is a kind and eminent social worker who is willing to help others without any distinction of race or religion. He is a very strong candidate for being a nominee of Nobel Prize, and certainly the winner once considered.

  273. August 14th, 2008 7:29 pm

    Even though the nobel prize would have no meaning for Edhi, I think he should get it to show the appreciation of his work. Allah will reward him for all his work inshallah.

  274. Waseem says:
    September 7th, 2008 1:17 am

    No one possibly deserves this more that Edhi!

  275. Pakistani says:
    September 24th, 2008 12:22 am

    Do you all the guys know? The Nobel prize is the prize can not be claimed and applied. Why all you silly give impression about the peak of your minds which is shown in this way a plain. I am not opposing the thing but only telling you that, have you ever tried to know how the Nobel is respectedly awarded. Please never show your foot prints on the history more like foolish as intoxicated. Even, I like Mr. Edhi as same.

  276. konpal says:
    October 17th, 2008 3:26 am

    u are very right in suggesting Edhi Sahab’s anme for this prestigious award. all I can say is its abt time we appreciated and awarded our legends during their life so that they also knew their efforts werenot worthless

  277. November 1st, 2008 2:39 am

    Asalam o alaikum to All Muslims of the World.

    Abdul Sattar Edhi on physical way my search he working for poor persons in Pakistan. Otherwise i not understand his logical think & view. Some Pakistani doing well, but no resources, response, appreciate from Government/Public side regarding thier work of field. I approve physical way that Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is ligible for this award.


    Shahid Ali Arbab

  278. November 17th, 2008 9:52 am

    how he iz serving he deserve the nobile prize.

  279. S Rafiq says:
    November 19th, 2008 5:42 pm

    Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. It should have been given to him long time back based on his global humanitarian services.

  280. December 20th, 2008 4:59 am

    Edhi is a true Pakistani and has worked on a vision which alas most of us still lack. There is no doubt that he deserves Nobel Prize. In my opinion he has already won the Nobel Prize by wining our hearts and mind. May Allah bless him. (Les Al Insana Ela Ma Sa’aa – Al Quran)

  281. hayat says:
    December 25th, 2008 8:13 am

    He is without any doubt a great Muslim a great human and a great person. Noble Peace Prize itself deserves to come to Edhi. If Mr. Edhi can’t get this no one deserves to get this. and see man, he has the largest private ambulance service in the world (Guinness) and wahtever he does is for humanity and for the welfare for the under treated and under priveleged human beings. So please give atleast give him a Nobel Peace prize i knw he deserves much more than that.

  282. zulfiqar says:
    January 25th, 2009 11:36 pm

    He is with out any slightest doubt noble without any noble prize.

  283. Asma Seema says:
    March 3rd, 2009 2:05 am

    He is the person who really deserves the nobel prize because he will utilize it in the welfare of humanity as he is doing ever. He should be awarded with it so that he doesn’t need charity any more.

  284. Tehmina Akhtar says:
    March 5th, 2009 12:55 pm

    Regardless of religion and nationality, Abdul Sattar Edhi is a true humanitarian who deserves global recognition. I cannot think of a more deserving person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, thank you Adil Najam for taking up this nomination with the Nobel committee. The vast network of good that Edhi has mobilized and which operates with such remarkable precision and efficiency in a country where even basic rights, social services, security seem lacking is a remarkable feat. He stands as a testament to the human spirit to overcome adversity and promote peace and compassion, even in the midst of a society where acts of intolerance, violence and brutality increasingly make the news. In Lahore recently, in the midst of the frequent ongoing political demonstrations Edhi ambulances stood poised to help those injured – even before things turned violent they were already on the scene to help those who may need to be helped. Not surprisingly pictures of those killed in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team showed the dead in body bags provided by Edhi’s foundation, again one of the first on the scene. Add to that countless daily acts of accepting abandoned orphans, provision of health care to the poorest, and charitable deads across many parts of the country, that it is amazing to think one person can be such a force for good. We need many more like him in Pakistan and in the world.

  285. role_model says:
    March 5th, 2009 1:38 pm

    Pakistanis have a great role model in Mr Edhi. While it is a good idea to work towards getting Mr. Edhi recognized globally, I think we all should make an effort to engage in community service. That would be the ultimate tribute and recognition to Mr. Edhi. May Allah’s Grace shine on him and those he helps. Ameen.

  286. Sarah Sheikh says:
    March 16th, 2009 3:06 am

    More than any NGO funded by the millions of dollars that the country recieves in aid, the Edhi foundation is by far the most effective in-tune with the people’s need. The offices do not close down if there’s a security threat- their doors are always open to anyone who needs a helping hand.

    In a country where there is no infrastructure available to the common man in terms of food, clothing or shelter, A.S Edhi is a beacon of light, someone not only to admire, but to aspire to.

  287. Qausain says:
    March 19th, 2009 3:08 am

    //I believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.//

    Nobel Prize deserves Abdul Sattar Edhi. ;-)

  288. April 22nd, 2009 8:09 am

    Nobel Prize is a Tiny, and Political Prize… as Compared to Mr. Abdul sattar Edhi’s huge and purely humanitarian effort, spread over many past Decades… not limited to Pakistan… Mr Sattar Edhi’s home… but where-ever Humanitarian Services are required in the world.

    Let us Pakistanis, pay the due Respects to Mr. Edhi, and honor the name, by Instituting the SATTAR EDHI HUMANITARIAN AWARD.

    Get Started. Dont worry, if Money be the Idea, it will come in.

  289. sadia hameed says:
    May 19th, 2009 8:38 am

    i want 2 say on behalf of youth of pakistan,tahat in such times when v r at a loss 2 find anyone at all as a rolemodel,edhi fits the job perfectly.he is not just a philanthropist,even bigger is he a reformer.his views and suggestions regarding the most pressing issues of the third world are of such magnitude that if implemented,these nations,only with self-help and hard work,bcum self-sufficient and prosperous.what he has single-handedly accomplished for the crushed,justice-robbed,forsaken people of pakistan brings him on a pedestal,surpassing in height 2 anyother.not a single person,else where can claim such humanitarian service as none had 2 face the extreme opposition by the seths,aristrocrats,jagirdars and upper strata of da society.not 2 mention politicians,racist groups and even a commen man.for none were willing 2 give their own for one more deprived.yet,his servises for humanity without any major financial support is a blaring torch for all with eyes.HE DOES NOT DESERVE THE NOBEL,HE CLAIMS IT!

  290. Saadullah Ayaz says:
    June 2nd, 2009 12:04 pm

    Noble Prize for Edhi very strongly supported!!

  291. Saqib says:
    June 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm

    Edhi deserves this more than a lot of people. Considering the health care system in Pakistan, he has single-handedly made sure we have some semblance of a health care institution left. By the way, Edhi foundation has the largest ambulance in the world.

  292. Ghousia Khan says:
    June 2nd, 2009 1:51 pm

    Abdual Sattar Edhi is beyond the noble prize. Anyone who knows him knows that there are no words to describe what he has done, and will continue to do till his last breath.. Winning such a prize will just make him known to people worldwide.

  293. Sadia Amar says:
    June 2nd, 2009 3:50 pm

    he has done so much for the people…He definitely deserves it.

  294. Shoaib Khan Bangash says:
    June 2nd, 2009 4:25 pm

    He has done so much for humanity and still doing more then he could…he definitely deserves it !
    Long live Abdul Sattar Edhi…mashaAllah

  295. Neelofar Faruqi says:
    June 2nd, 2009 4:30 pm

    I think Mr. Edhi deserves to be a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize because he has demonstrated selfless dedication to all of humanity. His concern is not for any particular nationality or religion but he has the unique ability to empathize with all humanity and has devoted his life to the pursuit of building institutions that provide help to all human beings all over the world.

  296. Irfan Zafar says:
    June 2nd, 2009 6:11 pm

    Yes Edhi deserves the Nobel Prize, or any other humanitarian awards.

    But it should not stop here. It’s not just about petitioning and lobbying for him getting an award because someone else got recognition for similar work. I think he leaves his ego aside, otherwise he would never have accomplished this much.

    The good work should continue, more people should join in following his example. Contributions should be continued.

  297. Tanveer Qureshi says:
    June 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm

    I can”t think of any body else other than Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi
    for the Noble Prize. God Bless him.

  298. Shahan Quraeshi says:
    June 2nd, 2009 10:46 pm

    He is a TRUE Saint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  299. Syed Ali Mujtaba Zaidi says:
    June 2nd, 2009 10:56 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is the ture nominee for NOBEL AWARD, as he devoted all his life, family, property, and every thing to help humanity. Don’t only think him as a Pakistani but he is above all these kinds of identity. he is working for each and every human being of this world.

  300. umar says:
    June 2nd, 2009 11:06 pm

    Who else should be awarded noble prize for peace other than Abdul Satter edhi. I totally support this man.

  301. saud says:
    June 2nd, 2009 11:33 pm

    he is the one who knows life is too shot for hate.
    his message is peace peace and peace and he want to see the whole world in peace, its my request to all please think what is going on? stop war and live peacefully
    and what we are doing? just killing our own brother and sisters we are human being we must live with love

  302. Saima Wahid says:
    June 3rd, 2009 12:08 am

    Edhi Sahab well deserves a noble prize , he no doubt is an angle of merci

  303. June 3rd, 2009 12:26 am

    Absolutely . Edhi sahab has been doing selflessly what most of us only idealize or get satisfied & / or discouraged after 1 or 2 attempts. His works & services know no boundaries, no financial limits not even country & continental boundaries. His devotion speaks for itself. If political or religious bias is not underlying the nobel prize then its high time he gets the award

  304. Dr Momin Salahuddin says:
    June 3rd, 2009 1:09 am

    I am all for his gobel prize…. but for guy like him .. wordly prizes don’nt matter… may Allah bless him with His love here and hereafter,ameen.. I hope and pray that his successors continue his legacy.

  305. Avais Sherani says:
    June 3rd, 2009 1:18 am

    Mr. Abdus Sattar Edhi is a true example of a human angel. The way he has worked not only for the people of Pakistan but even worldwide is infinitively commendable.
    I dont think so I have the words to praise his work. For sure he deserves the Noble Prize and even more than that.

  306. Sehrish says:
    June 3rd, 2009 1:45 am

    I want sir edhi to get a noble prize

  307. Asim Belgaumi says:
    June 3rd, 2009 2:22 am

    Definitely a front runner and beyond for the the Nobel Peace Prize. His selfless dedication to humankind and wide accomplishments speak for themselves.

  308. aroos says:
    June 3rd, 2009 2:35 am

    Yes Edhi deserves the Nobel Prize, or any other humanitarian awards.He has done so much for humanity and still doing more then he could

  309. Najaf says:
    June 3rd, 2009 2:55 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Award! He is the most deserving as his services are countless and unconditional.

  310. Anum Jalil says:
    June 3rd, 2009 3:47 am

    well he deserves to get a nobel prize from the beginning….long live Edhi…………..

  311. KK says:
    June 3rd, 2009 5:34 am

    His services for the Swat refugees in the recent past speak for themselves. Edhi is not only active in Pakistan but has also taken aid projects to other parts of the world. He is a saint of man who has dedicated his life to the selfless service of humanity. Awarding him the Nobel Peace prize will add nothing to his stature, but it may certainly add to the stature of the Nobel Peace prize to have such a distinguished man in its company.

  312. shabana says:
    June 3rd, 2009 5:41 am

    Edhi is for the world ,he bandages and heals all that is shunned by the others.Be it giving a decent burial to a decomposed unclaimed body,to picking up a dead animal on the road,to rushing a patient in his ambulance to the the hospital,to shelters and homes for the elderly,abused women,orphan children,rehabs for addicts,schools and hostels for children with special needs, cancer treatment and hospice,emergency relief at any calamity hit zone you name it and Edhi is there.He believes in the inherent goodness of humanity and continues his work silently,To him the suffering of the humanity knows no geographical boundaries or religion.

  313. June 3rd, 2009 10:19 am

    I believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves the most to be the holder of a Nobel Peace Prize. They have to decide where he fits the best.
    If not him then who???? on doing a marvelous job for humanity.
    Kind regards
    Masood Alam

  314. farzana jangbarwala says:
    June 3rd, 2009 11:28 pm

    Usually don’t write a whole lot on the web,but in this case felt compelled to do so as the person in question is without doubt one of the most deserving people to receive the nobel peace prize. For many many years, Edhi saab has been a beacon of light for the most destitute,shunned&abandoned of our society. His selfless humanitarianism &devotion to his cause puts him in a league far above the ordinary person. In my estimation,no one is worthier than him to receive the peace prize.

  315. Zubair Torwali says:
    June 4th, 2009 8:51 am

    Edhi is fully justified to be awarded with the Nobel Prize.
    We stronly demand that he must be awarded with a Nobel Prize.

  316. Ammar says:
    June 4th, 2009 2:47 pm

    This Man has rendered so many services to this country that even if he gets noble prize still it wil not be able to justify completely his comittment and dedication …

  317. June 11th, 2009 9:31 am

    Yeah Edhi Sb deserve Nobel Prize, we strongly support this effort for Angel of Mercy

  318. June 11th, 2009 10:39 am

    dear sirs, we endorse this nomination whole-heartedly- in fact we would like to make an humble contribution to the Edhi foundation- pls send to us the official contact address- we are your friends and well-wishers from India- regards- hiro bachani

  319. Irfan Hayat says:
    June 12th, 2009 12:21 am

    I fully support Mr. Edhi’s nomination for the Nobel Prize. No one has come close to the humanity he and his family has displayed. We need such true heros in the form of Angels of Mercy.
    May God bless him to carry on his name forever!!
    We, The People of Pakistan, Love Him

  320. Jamil Aslam says:
    June 12th, 2009 3:43 am

    I think Abdul Sattar EDHI is really out of this World. Noble Prize might not be the only thing to acknowledge this great man. I think we all should standup and slute THE GREAT EDHI.

  321. June 12th, 2009 7:55 am

    Edhi deserves aNobel Prize. he has done so much for humanity. I strongly support the petition to award Nobel prize to Mr. Edhi

  322. Asma says:
    June 13th, 2009 8:29 am

    no body else ins the most deserving candidate!

  323. Saba Lodi says:
    June 25th, 2009 4:29 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is my hero. He has single handedly done more for women and orphans than any person I have ever known. Women and orphans are the most vulnerable in every society and Mr.Edhi has dedicated his life to them. I hold him in the highest regard and I hope we see many more individuals follow in his footsteps. He truly deserves recognition for his work and I wholeheartedly support his nomination for a Nobel Award. May he always be successful in his great work for mankind!

  324. June 25th, 2009 5:14 am

    Mr abdul sattar edhi is the most appropriate person for nobel prize because he is serving people selflessly.

  325. June 26th, 2009 8:25 am

    He is the real man qualified for the Noble award

  326. kiran says:
    June 28th, 2009 5:18 am

    yes he really deserve it.
    teri hasti ko lafzo may sameto kaisay
    tera kirdar to lagta hay akash ki tara

    we love you baba!

  327. July 1st, 2009 4:34 am

    I strongly support the services and the work Mr. Edhi has rendered for Pakistan and indeed all humanity. His selfless devotion,untiring support to the Pakistani people and of all the world has no comparison. He started from a small scale and despite huge opposition, hurdles and the sword of tyrants hanging over his head he went on working, selflessly, relentlessly, in the process lighting a candle which eventually became a beacon of light for all to follow. A beacon for all youth to follow who want to volunteer, and all those in Pakistan and the world who want to do good.he should be given Nobel Prize which will be acknowledging his great services to humanity and will encourage the people in Pakistan and the whole world to serve humanity no matter how small in station in life you maybe and how poor you maybe.

  328. Zunera Rais says:
    July 4th, 2009 6:59 am

    He is one of the greatest personalities in world histroy and has worked so dilligently to serve humanity the world over. His humanitarian aid has saved the lives of people all over the world and his name is also recognized everywhere. Its hightime that his efforts in this regard be recognized and rewarded.

  329. Hasan Rizvi says:
    July 22nd, 2009 11:18 am

    I strongly believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi should be on top deserving list for a Noble Award.

  330. Qaiser says:
    July 24th, 2009 8:13 pm

    I personally believe that he deserve noble prize for his noble works for all humanities. His selfless services for humanities do not require any certification, though…He is one of the best philanthropists of Pakistan. God bless him.

  331. Benawa says:
    August 4th, 2009 10:13 pm

    NPR did a segment on MR. & Mrs. Edhi last Tuesday
    (July 28, 2009), during their morning program. It got
    positive feed-back from their listeners. I wish many of
    ATP readers could have heard/ and responded to it, too.

    P.S. I did send an email to ATP administrators regarding that
    broadcast, but didn’t get any response.

  332. Naveed Abbas says:
    October 7th, 2009 3:36 am

    Peacemaker and the Precious Jewel Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is a man larger than life. Lets recognize his scope of work through out the world. A rare and unique individual who is a true example of self sacrifice for higher purposes. His life-long mission to the care of the poorest of the poor, the poor, the sick and the disadvantaged is one of the highest illustration of service to humanity.I know that I join countless others across the world to salute Edhi Sahib who has made to the human and the human family.
    Please go-ahead for his Nobel Peace Prize. My prayers!

  333. October 21st, 2009 2:41 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi wins UN Peace Prize ‘Madanjeet Award’.

    jaya Hoo- Jeevay Edhi Jeevay Sind Jeevay Pakistan.—szh-04

  334. shakeel says:
    October 22nd, 2009 6:53 am

    Well deserved.

    Shame this new didnt get enough media attention around the world. Would have been excellent for Pakistan and of course for what this Hero stands for. Would have been very helpful.

  335. Waqas Afzal says:
    November 9th, 2009 1:04 pm

    No one deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than Abdul Sattar Edhi. A countable few have shown such selfless devotion for humanity irrespective of race or religion. Its an honor to have such a person among us.

  336. Sehrish Manzoor says:
    November 10th, 2009 1:25 pm

    I myself witnessed that in the midst of a heavy military operation in Swat, NWFP, Abdul Sattar Edhi had come and he had arranged for a supply of food, medicines and ambulances for the few scores of people that had been trapped here. He personally sat with patients at Saidu hospital and asked them theirs needs and after that fulfilled their requirements, at such a time when even the local population hadn’t returned, thus he became an angel of mercy for them. To me a person who can do so much for people he does not know, just for the sake of helping them and not for public recognition, surely needs a nobel prize. I have never seen a more humble person.

  337. November 14th, 2009 8:30 am

    i have not been seen him. but i have come to know about him with some other recourse like newspaper and TV. i have listen only good things and saying about him within more then twenty years. i have very good wishes for him to Allah and thankful to Allah who has sent some good personality like him in our land. i wish him very good future

  338. December 1st, 2009 5:36 pm

    Dear Nobel Committee Members:

    I have known Mr. Edhi for almost 40 years now. With my brother Dr. Sultan Ali, the world famous Eye Surgeon and a Saint in his own right, I had an honor to share lunch with Mr. Edhi in 1971 at one of his charitable clinic in Kharadar or Meethadar, Karachi. My brother worked for Mr. Edhi when he was in his final year of medical school. I not only think that Mr Edhi be awarded with the Peace Prize I also think he should be raised to Sainthood.

    Please consider Mr. Edhi for the Nobel Peace Prize. Thank you.

  339. zahra says:
    December 2nd, 2009 6:11 am

    NOBEL PRIZE for EDHI SAAB, the most deserving candidate.

  340. Bilal Bin Saeed says:
    December 2nd, 2009 11:41 am

    Mr. Edhi definitely deserves Nobel Peace prize…

  341. Zaeem Nasir says:
    December 4th, 2009 3:26 am

    He deserves it. He has my support !

  342. ALI says:
    December 9th, 2009 2:16 pm

    He deserves it all the way!no doubt about it.

  343. hafsa says:
    December 13th, 2009 11:03 am

    He definitely deserves a noble prize and I am a great supporter for that. His services are not centered around just one a particular nation or religious, so there is no doubt about that.

  344. Junaid Ali says:
    December 13th, 2009 7:15 pm

    Is this even a question ? If anyone knows the work Abdul Sattar Edhi has done he knows this person is an angel in the form of a human . In my opinion the work he has done , there is no award good enough . If he does not deserve a Nobel prize i don’t really know who does . Its because of people like him , I think the world is a better place . May Allah give him a long life and he keeps on doing the work he is doing .

  345. Hassan Ali says:
    December 14th, 2009 7:56 am

    well deserved

  346. Hadia Rehman says:
    December 14th, 2009 11:48 pm

    Without a shadow of a doubt. Mr. Edhi is the man for this award.

  347. saqib chauhdry says:
    December 18th, 2009 1:49 pm

    Without a shadow of a doubt. Mr. Edhi is the man for this award.

  348. Ahsan says:
    December 18th, 2009 1:55 pm

    Every year awards are given to people for doing service for the humanity. It’s about time this man’s struggle should be recognized globally for the service he has done towards the noble cause of humanity.

  349. Absaar says:
    December 18th, 2009 2:01 pm

    He is a great person and deserves this award!!

  350. Raheel Afzal says:
    December 18th, 2009 2:01 pm

    Without a shadow of a doubt. Mr. Edhi is the man for this award.

  351. Adeel Makhdumi says:
    December 18th, 2009 2:29 pm

    He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest people the country has ever produced. With the largest private (charity) ambulance service in the world, he deserves a noble prise and much more!!!! -

  352. Fahad Hassan says:
    December 18th, 2009 2:33 pm

    Mr . Edhi has done a great service to people of this country by running an entire setup of orphanages, ambulances and health centers. Whenever some unfortunate event takes place , his ambulances and rescue teams make it to the scene even before government owned teams arrive . In a country like ours where social welfare system is almost non existent , Mr. Edhi has given us a hope by creating social welfare centers in every nook and corner of the country . Mr . Edhi has continued to serve the people of this country even in the worst of time which includes today’s Pakistan with militancy

  353. Hira Affan says:
    December 18th, 2009 2:41 pm

    What else could be the reason for a person like Edhi to honor the Noel Prize as he is known over all the world whose deeds are for the people who are most neglected i.e. homeless people..

  354. Sadia Amar says:
    December 18th, 2009 3:48 pm

    Well deserved….
    and it’s time that he gets recognized

  355. Samar Abbas says:
    December 18th, 2009 5:07 pm

    Not only Abdul Sattar Edhi but his wife Bilqees Edhi should also be awarded Nobel Peace Prize although we know that even hundreds of Nobel Peace Prizes will not be enough for the work they have done for humanity.

  356. Dr Masood Ali Ansari says:
    December 18th, 2009 8:20 pm

    There is no doubt he deserves a Nobel prize for his selfless work. He is a living legend and all of us admire him.

  357. Nadeem Iqbal says:
    December 18th, 2009 8:54 pm

    He is so dedidcated, honest and down to arth. No doubt he is a living Legend.

  358. Nadeem Iqbal says:
    December 18th, 2009 8:54 pm

    He is so dedidcated, honest and down to earth. No doubt he is a living Legend.

  359. Tarik Jaffery says:
    December 18th, 2009 9:26 pm

    I believe that had not Sattar Edhi emerged on the horizon of Pakistan in the decade of 1980s thousands of injured would had died untreated / unattended, thousands of orphans and destitutes would either had become criminals or drug addicts. God knows how many dead bodies would had got rotten unburried without having any sort of funeral. Above all hundreds of thousands helpless children would had cried to death with hunger, fear, lack of care and love. It was not other than Edhi who embraced these untidy, crying, scared and deserted small kids like his own children and gave all of them a hope a future. I dont know how a person becomes a prophet but atleast this chap deserves to be declared a saint, an angel and a pride for mankind. Nobel Prize is a small thing for such a great man as such awards for world peace are more suitable for political folks like Barrack Obama – awarded at a time when he is waging three wars – killing thousands of people!!! However, Nobel Prize for Peace can at least be a token recognition from the civilized world for the huminitarian services of a real deserving person by the name of Maulana Sattar Edhi.

  360. December 18th, 2009 9:40 pm

    During the Earthquake of 2005 in Pakistan, my colleagues and I went out to support the medical teams and relief workers working in the affected regions.

    I had heard stories of Edhi Ambulances being some of the first responders to distress calls, but it is only when you see it first hand that you’re able to appreciate the grand effort this fine gentleman has put in to set up an organisation designed to support the less fortunate members of the population.

    However, it was only when I saw the presence of an ‘Edhi Free Kitchen’ centered close to a relief camp in the ‘torn’ town of Muzaffarabad that it truly hit home how much effort and hard work the Edhi foundation has put in to help the suffering population. In essence the kitchen was situated close to a relief camp and was set up to provide food, not only to the victims of the earthquake, but also to relief workers who worked tirelessly night and day to do their best to support these victims.

    It was a great honour to see the way in which this organisation has worked extremely hard to support medical and emergency service provision of this country, and I am reliably informed that this is but a fraction of the work that is done by the Edhi Foundation.

    It has been an honour to support the charity set up by this noble gentleman, and it is my sincere hope that his legacy continues for many, many years through the Edhi Foundation.

  361. Umair says:
    December 18th, 2009 10:57 pm

    my favorite personality….
    he deserves nobel prize due to his work

  362. Mohsin says:
    December 18th, 2009 11:44 pm

    Without a doubt he deserves to be nominated for his service to the humanity. May Allah Grant him highest place in heaven . Ameen

  363. Qazi Wahaj says:
    December 19th, 2009 12:02 am

    my favorite personality….
    he deserves nobel prize due to his work

  364. Bilal says:
    December 19th, 2009 12:26 am

    He is the MAN, He should be awarded Nobel Prize for his work for humanity.

  365. Rizwan says:
    December 19th, 2009 12:49 am

    He is doing great work for humanity and he should be granted Nobel Prize.

  366. umer zafar says:
    December 19th, 2009 1:23 am

    i support this compaign

  367. Afschein says:
    December 19th, 2009 1:29 am

    Edhi definately deserves a nobel prize…more than any 1.

  368. Atif Qayyyum says:
    December 19th, 2009 1:53 am

    Yes… definetly he deserve this prize.. doing… great job for humanity…. he is a role model….

  369. December 19th, 2009 2:24 am

    gr8 man n an idle 4 ntion

  370. Syed Touseef Ahmad says:
    December 19th, 2009 3:47 am

    one of the best man of our time

  371. Ali siddiqui says:
    December 19th, 2009 8:36 am

    When I think about Edhi, I think about angel. people like mother teresa, pop john paul and edhi are bigger than life. His firm believe that every human has a right to live and die with some dignity is absolutely match with our instinct and he spend his whole in spreading this believe. Noble prize would be a very little appreciation of his mammoth cherity work in various countries.Edhi sahab I thank you with tears in my eyes and only God can pay you back.

  372. S malik says:
    December 19th, 2009 9:29 am

    very strong recommendations for such a deserving man, atleast , in the times when we are seeing Nobel Prizes for people like Obama for Peace

  373. December 19th, 2009 1:25 pm

    He deserves to be called Father of Pakistanies because he has totally dedicated his family and life for us.

    God Bless Him

  374. Shahan Quraeshi says:
    December 19th, 2009 2:55 pm

    A truly selfless human being. I admire him and wish we could all learn a fraction of his life long work. The world would be a better place if the where more Edhi’s around….

    God bless him and his family….God bless everyone!!!!

  375. Qaiser Qureshi says:
    December 19th, 2009 7:04 pm

    Abdul Star Edhi has done temendusly good job for Humanity. I wish him for his long life. He is a Proud of Pakistan and he always live in the hearts of Pakistani and World community. Nobel prize is less what he has done for humanity. I would like support for his nomenation of Nobel Prize.

    I wish his for all the success in his life. God Bless U. Amin

  376. Tayyaba Samina says:
    December 19th, 2009 7:47 pm

    No Doubt about the significance of his effort for betterment of human lives. I wish our could play some role in his nomination. In the west, people who save puppies become national hero – but but we……………………………… time to think

  377. Hussain Khan says:
    December 20th, 2009 3:59 pm

    Dear All:
    Edhi, is an Angel for Humanity. He deserves a Noble Prize for his unprecedented services for Humanity.

  378. Kashif Saleem says:
    December 21st, 2009 2:28 am

    Whenever i search for the example of Compassionate for Human being… I only got the answer …. ” Mr. Edhi “..

  379. Haider says:
    December 22nd, 2009 7:00 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is a gift for human race, who started serving people from his very young age. The services and the love he has shown to humanity is tremendous and could not be explained through words.
    I think it would be very odd if Abdul Sattar Edhi is not considered for the Nobel Prize where as others like Obama are being awarded.
    To know the services that Abdul Sattar Edhi has provided, please click on

  380. Shelli says:
    December 26th, 2009 11:55 pm

    I believe that Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for what he has done to help the children in need.

  381. Abid Hussain says:
    December 28th, 2009 6:10 am

    I am a doctor and i have seen the contribution of Mr.Edhi in the emergency situations in the form of ambulances,search for the relatives and much more like shelter homes and rehabilitation centers for homless and handicapps.
    I think he really deserves a nobel prize…

  382. FAIZAN says:
    December 29th, 2009 2:39 am

    EDHI,doubtless deserves the noble prize on his efforts for humanity.

  383. Arsalan says:
    January 2nd, 2010 10:02 am

    Definitely a true choice for the noble priza

  384. Daanish says:
    January 3rd, 2010 9:06 pm

    Yes, Edhi deserves to be recongnised for his noble work.

  385. muhammad ali says:
    January 14th, 2010 12:11 am

    he is the man who served the humanity in the way it has right to be served i would say that if PAKISTAN has some more Edhi Sahib then there is no way that PAKISTAN will be successful country in the world.

  386. January 16th, 2010 3:44 am

    Abdulsattar eidhi already earned the Noble prize in the hearts of people. I don’t think he needs a stupid jewish award from Western stupids. I think Nobel prize is not worth Abdulsattar eidhi. Only a small award for Eidhi’s whole life struggles ?

    I think all Pakistanis better stand up and salute him and the respect in our hearts is more than any noble prize.

  387. munaza says:
    January 16th, 2010 12:26 pm

    Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

  388. zohra says:
    January 16th, 2010 8:10 pm

    definetly this man deserves a noble prize… may he have best of health Ameenn…
    there is still some hope for pak because of him.. i wish more people could be like him including me

  389. Sardar Khan. says:
    January 17th, 2010 9:13 am

    He is the best person and most suited for this award.
    Compared to Obama he is a saint.I fully support him for this award.

  390. Qayyum Raza Mir says:
    January 18th, 2010 11:25 am

    I had the honour to work with Abdul Sattar and Belqis Edhi during the earthquake in 2005, the commitment, dedication and humble attitude these two great personalities have they deserve more than Noble prize. I strongly recommend.
    Please forward to others.
    Qayyum Raza Mir

  391. Fareesa says:
    January 31st, 2010 4:37 pm

    Please give this man a nobel prize! My family gives their donations to his centres and trusts that they will pass it to the poor and needy. When I’m able to find a job and earn a living, I plan to give monthly donations to the Edhi foundation.

  392. Jamshed says:
    February 24th, 2010 1:51 pm

    My wife had an operation at a government hospital.When the time came to take her home,there were no ambulances available in a very large government hospital.The Edhi Ambulance was the only one there.

  393. Pakistani says:
    March 5th, 2010 6:21 pm

    hats off to Edhi.. A real role model for all of us. For most of us, it is really hard to believe that Edhi accomplished his mission without proper education and wealth.. What a great performance indeed.

  394. Nisha says:
    March 5th, 2010 6:29 pm

    Salute to Edhi.. Isn’t it amazing that Edhi and his volunteers keep their mission going no matter what the circumstances are. I specifically want to mention the fact that Edhi foundation never hault their activites inspite the threats and offences from a Karachi based political party…

  395. Sheri says:
    March 6th, 2010 9:43 am

    What a great man indeed.. Salute to him.

  396. March 13th, 2010 8:41 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi should get Nobel Award.

  397. April 12th, 2010 12:57 am

    Edhi sahab is the pride of pakistan wheater he is pakistani or anythingelse who caressssssssssss……..

  398. SZamir says:
    April 15th, 2010 2:48 am

    Can the nobel prize for Mr. Edhi be re-initiated and re-launched for 2010? He is definitely serving humanity in a great way.

  399. Shafquat Saleem says:
    April 27th, 2010 3:20 am

    We should support all along Edhi sahab, he & his family dedicated their life for a noble cause, may Allah give him best reward in this Dunyia and here after, Ameen

  400. Ahmad Rasool says:
    June 7th, 2010 2:25 am

    Lets see the humanitarian works of Mr Edhi despite his nationality and personality, and he certainly deserves a Nobel prize for that.

  401. Mehak says:
    June 25th, 2010 3:49 pm

    Edhi is a hero.we all people just talk,but he is one of the few people wo is working in pakistan without any cause.IF he do not deserve to get this then wo is deserving????????????

  402. andaleeb orfi says:
    August 3rd, 2010 1:44 am

    for his selfless , indefatigable devotion to humanity

  403. ammara says:
    August 7th, 2010 10:46 am

    keeping in view, his untiring selfless services to humanity over the years he is most certainly the most deserving person for the award.he shud hav been givn the award years ago.

  404. Mahmood says:
    August 14th, 2010 12:20 am

    Dear Adil najam sahib,

    Awarding Eidhi sahib with a Noble prize shall bring legitimacy to the award itself and not to Maulana sahib. Those who were given earlier had big controversies even in their nomination, but Eidhi sahib is an excellent person, an outstanding philanthropist, friend of the poor and needy, his help has no biases or prejudices and he is there for any soul who needs him.

    I have known his work for the last 30 years or so, and my love for his humanitarian work has been on the rise. I wish the world recognizes his efforts, and trust me, the noble prize shall be honored if given to him, he is already above these things.

    regards n loves

  405. Rehan Aqib says:
    August 14th, 2010 6:25 am

    EIDHI Sahab is man of character… His selflessness and simplicity shows that people is absolutely right having trust on him…

  406. MAQADIN says:
    August 18th, 2010 7:39 pm

    Nobel prize is usually meant to advance the globalist’s agenda, hence in Islamic world, it’s awarded to those who toe the globalist’s anti Islam line; but not to belittle the many positives such as the international exposure, and showing the benevolent side of Pakistan which is of utmost importance, given Pakistan is under a concerted assault. Mr. Edhi is a God sent angel in human form. I suggest inclusion of social work, charity as part of primary school curriculum, and a serial feature film shown daily of 30 minutes by every TV channel on the line of “good neighbourliness, charitable work, self-less care to humanity, etc…”

  407. ahsan ali hani bajwa says:
    August 21st, 2010 2:39 am

    if we want to see spheres of services of mr edhi!he is feeding the poor,bringingup the orphans,running medical centres free!running transport for needy and people who r in crises,ambulance service and many more!these are some of his services for humanity!criterion for the selection of people for noble prize is very low as comparwd to his services!surely he deserves that prize!

  408. hina says:
    September 5th, 2010 3:56 am

    How do we go about nominating him, the website states that few selected institutions and individuals shall nominate or the one who are on the board of directors. Please let us know the procedure?

  409. Danial says:
    September 10th, 2010 8:15 am

    Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is one in few names in Pakistans total history who dedicated his whole life along with his wife to serve the humanity and man kind. He is person that we can’t be able or we have no words to explain his good deeds in his entire life.He did lot for the mankind,humanity irrespective of borders, and colour. What I like to say that I saw very few people like Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi in my life.He started his humantarian worked from one of the street of karachi,there is one corpse of a man fully covered in mud and dirt and lot of smell was coming out of the corpse and no one was ready to go near that corpse.And Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi is the one Mard-e-Mujahid(God Man) who picked that corpse gave bath put funeral clothes to that corpse and then burried it. From this first incident he started his humantarian career.One incidence I remembered one of the Student of University of Engineering & Technology Lahore who had suffered from such disease wwhose treatment is impossible in Pakistan.And only treatment was available in Developed country.And that poor student had not enough money to spend on his treatment abroad.And his father was school teacher. So his different classfellows arranged to called Mr. Abdual Sattar Edhi to collect funds from people of Pakistan in Lahore,And within one hour or few Mr. Edhi collected a heavy amount of money from the roads of Lahore. These are few examples.But there are uncountable examples about Mr. EAbdul Sattar Edhi work for humanity.There are few people like Mr. Edhi in the Pakistan so thats why our Pakistan is stands.May God give Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife a very long life.And his mission will always live long.I strongly recommend Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi .

  410. straymelody says:
    September 15th, 2010 4:57 pm

    I have to say that Edhi is one of the only people in Pakistan who give a ray of hope to others because of his hard work and persistence in serving humanity. I don’t know what Pakistan would have done without him. He is there for us in every disaster and calamity. I seriously wish he gets the Nobel Prize.

  411. obed says:
    November 1st, 2010 6:53 pm

    Author of this published article and generous people do you know what Nobel price is? I can talk for hours about Alfred Nobel; the price gives to those who have done extra ordinary work in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. Now you tell me why Abdul sattar Eidhi is the right person?

  412. Naveed Abbas says:
    December 3rd, 2010 10:47 pm

    Dear Mr. Najam!

    Sometimes a fortunate combination of the national situation, personal strength of character, ambition and nobleness of the cause itself can produce an individual with a capacity to understand the challenges and develop appropriate responses to this challenge. Such an individual in the case of Pakistan is Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of International Edhi Foundation and the most popular and respected humanitarian in Pakistan. I am also promoting this thought from couple of years.By all token he deserves for a Nobel Peace Prize and I would urge all Pakistanis to join my voice in recommending the same. If he doesn’t than who does? Its a high time, kindly ‘pursue’ further. Thank you & Best of Luck!

  413. Mobi says:
    January 23rd, 2011 3:54 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is an iconic symbol, that guy is so simple and task oriented, wish all of us and specially those people in parliament and power seats get some inspiration from this living legend.

  414. Mahvish Baig says:
    February 1st, 2011 8:34 pm

    I had been thinking for sometime, why is that Abdul Sattar Edhi’s name had not yet mentioned for Nobel Peace Prize,knowing what he is doing for so long.
    People like him are born, once in a life time, and it will be such a waste, not to acknowledge the great contribution he has been doing to save and serve suffering humanity.I strongly recommend him for his selfless social work, for Peace, and serving the mankind.

  415. Pasha says:
    March 14th, 2011 9:40 am

    If anyone deserve the Nobel Peace prize it is Edhi Sahib. But he is a Pakistani and a Muslim. They will never give it to him.

  416. Majid says:
    April 6th, 2011 11:06 am

    Abdus Sattar Edhi receives 2010 Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize

  417. Shifa says:
    May 8th, 2011 3:07 am

    The greatest humanitarian on earth,I believe if his efforts are given enough exposure not only us but the entire world will stand up and salute him for his efforts for humanity.

  418. June 30th, 2011 2:46 am

    he is the man who can not be defined in words love his work love what he is doing and we all can not repay him for his good deeds he has don for us all

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  420. mehreen says:
    November 29th, 2011 10:03 pm

    Edhi big name not because he is an actor or businessman but because he worked for people and their pain .my little sister had an accident on Jahangir road 6 years back i was young too did not know what to do where to go every body was looking at each other faces traffic was jammed suddenly the siren of the edhi ambulance came as light in the darkest room ever in my life and took my sister off from the road to a hospital..i don’t know how to thank EDHI services for this ..may Allah bless sir Abdul Sattar Edhi always ..and he no doubt should be the winner of the noble award…

  421. dan Garnell says:
    December 6th, 2011 3:50 am

    he is the man who can not be defined in words love his work love what he is doing and we all can not repay him for his good deeds he has don for us all.

  422. Hammad Shah says:
    December 23rd, 2011 9:55 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi and his organization deserve to win the Nobel peace prize. But I believe that we should celebrate his work in our own country. And the youth should be the ones to do it…

  423. Pro Bono Publico says:
    December 28th, 2011 2:50 am

    While we are nominating the great Edhi Sahib for a Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistanis should nominate Zardari for Nobel Award in Looting

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