KARACHI: Donations to the Edhi Foundation have decreased to a large extent since the death of its founder Abdul Sattar Edhi, which is causing hurdles in carrying out relief activities and service to ailing humanity, said Faisal Edhi, the son of the late Edhi at a medical conference on Saturday.

“Despite all this, the mission started by Abdul Sattar Edhi will never stop,” he said at the inaugural session of a medical conference dedicated to his father and organised by the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) at a hotel.

“Donations to the Edhi Foundation have declined after the death of my father. We are facing hard times at present both emotionally and financially. I would urge Pakistanis abroad to help us continue Edhi’s mission of serving humanity.”

Faisal Edhi said the Edhi Foundation was going to start the first school for training of ambulance drivers, medical technicians and paramedics in Karachi next month.

Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi, director of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), said the late Edhi served humanity even at his deathbed by donating his corneas that gave sight to two persons after his death.

“Edhi sahib was the person who brought this scattered nation together and served Pakistan and elsewhere and proved that humanity was the biggest cause of his life,” said Prof Rizvi, adding that the Edhi Foundation had one of the biggest fleet of the ambulances, which was available only in Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2016

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