Prayers held for Pak’s departed humanitarian

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI 

EDHI was a great humanitarian personality who gained status as a fine example of a social worker who served everyone without discriminating against their colour, caste or religion.
This was stated by Farzana Mansoor, president, APML Ladies Wing-UAE, while talking to The Gulf Today on the sidelines of a gathering holding prayers for Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan’s “Angel of mercy,” who died on July 8 in Karachi.
The Ladies Wing of former president Pervez Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) organised the prayers and a candlelight vigil on Monday at the Asian Palace in Sharjah attended by women from different communities in the UAE.
“Edhi had great character who dedicated his whole life to serving humanity in Pakistan and abroad.
“Our leader and President APML’s comments on the demise of Edhi are true feelings of every single worker of the party to pay rich tribute to the person who was a man of action,” she said.
She mentioned that Monday’s gathering was a true reflection of Edhi’s vision who spent his whole life in serving people without discrimination.
“Muslim members of the party recited the verses from Holy Quran for the demise of Edhi, while women from the Christian community did candlelight vigils and paid tribute according to their own specific way,” she said.
Maria Philip, a worker of APML in the UAE, said that from the party platform a number of women attended prayers and held a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to our hero and renowned social worker and humanitarian personality Edhi.
However, the Pakistan Social Centre Sharjah also organised funeral prayers in absentia for Edhi in the centre to pay tribute which was attended by community members.
Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, President PSCS, said that Edhi’s demise was one of the greatest losses for Pakistani nation and the world.
“The world is already lacking good persons like great humanitarian social workers who knew how to serve and make a significance difference in their societies.
“There are many social workers in Pakistan but Edhi was a great one and we wish and pray to Almighty Allah that his foundation will continue to serve the community,” he said.
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on July 12, 2016.

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