Inspiration Pakistan: A Giving People

Posted on April 21, 2010
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This recent photograph from The News shows Abdul Sattar Edhi, probably the greatest living Pakistani, perched on a wheel-chair, collecting donations on a Karachi roadside to buy 1000 new ambulances. The picture, however, is not just a commentary on the humanity of Mr. Edhi but on the givingness of ordinary Pakistanis. A generosity of spirit that no one under-appreciates as much as Pakistanis themselves.

19 Comments on “Inspiration Pakistan: A Giving People”

  1. Amina says:
    April 22nd, 2010 2:09 am

    zara namm ho tou yeh matti, bari zarkhez hai saqi

  2. Yasir Qadeer says:
    April 22nd, 2010 3:01 am

    Edhi is a living and shining example for all Pakistani’s. He is one man who represents the charitable and helping side of Muslims all over the globe. The thing to note here is that the contributions are not made only by the rich but by middle class also. This clearly shows that as a nation we are inclined to help others. We just need more people like Edhi to lead us out of the chaos we are in right now.

  3. ali hamdani says:
    April 22nd, 2010 3:05 am

    Pakistan is the 2nd country in which there is maximum number of donations made. The people of Pakistan are peace loving, affectionate and have a big heart. Hope the terrorist see this as well and realize that there is no time soon the Pakistanis are giving up. Thumbs up to Eidhi.

  4. April 22nd, 2010 3:40 am

    Hats off to all Pakistanis including Abul Sattar Edhi.
    Hum Zinda qom hain painda qom hain………

  5. Farigh says:
    April 22nd, 2010 5:49 am

    Rightly said, Edhi is the greatest living Pakistani. But unfortunately, Edhi foundation doesn’t have a decent website through which one can donate without hasle (e.g via PayPal). Is it possible for Pakistaniat to campaigh for it to convince them to add such option? (Of course, its the matter of administration of Edhi Foundation )

  6. Vinnie says:
    April 22nd, 2010 8:41 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is a savior of Humanity. He is a living Legend. May God Bless him in both the Worlds and all those people who are donating or working for Him !

    These are the people we should be Proud of…

  7. Watan Aziz says:
    April 22nd, 2010 8:44 am

    The generosity of Pakistani people who have the least is incomparable. They will offer you their most, their best, their all.

    If you are lost, they will walk the mile with you to the nearest road.

    If you are hungry, they will offer all the food they have.

    If you are tired, they will offer you their best charpai, their best beddings.

    They will offer you their best clothes.

    If you need money, well, they will offer you all they can afford.

    If you are buying, they will measure full and then give more.

    And they will make you feel safe and secure.

    But most of all, they will offer you smiles that are miles.

    These are the hard working, honest and decent Pakistanis, who truly define Pakistaniat.

  8. Darweesh says:
    April 22nd, 2010 10:42 am

    One of very few greats, the nation can feel proud.

  9. Shoaib says:
    April 22nd, 2010 12:35 pm

    8 comments so far and still no mention of mulla and Jinnah’s pakistan yet :-). Is this a new record :-)

  10. Nadia says:
    April 22nd, 2010 12:49 pm

    How lucky we Pakistanis are that we have him!! May Allah bless him with a long healthy life (Ameen). He should have nominated for Noble Prize. He deserves more than Mr. Obama who have to accomplish ‘something’ for the world yet.

  11. Saba says:
    April 22nd, 2010 1:27 pm

    What a nice post. Such few words and such a big message. The giving people are all of us and we need to recognize our own sense of self-worth.

  12. April 22nd, 2010 1:28 pm

    I know that Team ATP Adil and Owais have helped many deserving causes thru ATP advertising e.g T2F and TCF Citizen Foundation Schools and many others. Keep up the good work guys.

  13. Nadeem Ahsan says:
    April 22nd, 2010 4:07 pm

    What a gesture. We need a million Edhis. Why not use some this money for generating energy so much in short supply. Edhi Power Supply Co anyone

  14. Adam Insaan says:
    April 23rd, 2010 6:00 am

    Indeed Pakistan needs humans like him !

    People understanding the true meaning of “being a human”
    with the rights and duties implied in this constellation of merely words, but when shown towards others is the true humanity, the true being a Pakistani.

    It is humans like Abdul Sattar Edhi that make me convinced that even bound to a wheel-chair a human can do much more than some people living in casttles of Marble.

    May he get tremendous Ayaar for his doings. Ameen

  15. April 23rd, 2010 6:55 am

    Abdul Sattar Edhi is surely the person which I like the most and I think that if rich people of our country may think like him on the well-being of the masses then there will be no more poverty, deprivation and disruption in our country.

  16. Rasgulla says:
    April 24th, 2010 12:37 am

    May Allah give Edhi saheb health and happiness. There are many more organizations such as the Sailani Trust and SIUT as well which are being run by Pakistanis themselves. Please, i request ATP to do a write about these organizations. Try to find out what their daily expenditure is which i am sure must be in millions and how we can help (donations, volunteer anything)

  17. Dimmi3 says:
    April 24th, 2010 3:50 am

    In Soviet Russia, charity gives to the people.

  18. ali b says:
    April 24th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Mr Edhi is a humanitarian that everybody trusts.His services in the social welfare sector of the country is unmatchable.We all pray for his health and long life.

  19. Pervaiz says:
    April 25th, 2010 11:15 am

    He is a great man indeed. But as the picture shows we are also a giving people.

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