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Karma: Charity, generosity, pity

By Ehtesham Anwar The first ever English proverb recited to me was to serve humanity, which really motivated an emerging brain being shaped to respond the society, giving an eternal strength to help others with positivity in the future. People and countries are annually categorized by their generosity shown to others despite their financial and…

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Roads leading to Karachi’s Hawke’s Bay close due to high tides

KARACHI: All roads leading to Karachi’s Hawke’s Bay beach were closed due to high tides at the coastal areas, Samaa reported. All recreational spots at the beach have also been closed down. Twelve picnickers from three different families drowned at Hawke’s Bay beach in Karachi on Saturday. An Edhi official told SAMAA that 10 bodies…

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Watch: Affected man threatens rescuers after Karachi building collapse

In this video, an elderly man is calling for help of a person who is struck in rubble after a dilapidated building collapsed in Liaqatabad area of Karachi late on Monday, killing at least five people. Many are feared trapped inside the rubble as rescue work continues.

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Nawaz Sharif pays tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi

ISLAMABAD: In his message on the occasion of death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Edhi’s like personalities are an asset not only for the country but the whole humanity. Paying glowing tributes to him, Nawaz Sharif said Abdul Sattar Edhi devoted his entire life in the service of humanity…

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First death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi today

One of the most renowned philanthropist and social worker of Pakistan Abdul Sattar Edhi is being remembered on his first death anniversary today. Edhi’s biographer Tehmina Durrani, in her open letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanded public holiday on his death anniversary. He was born in Bantva, Indian Gujarat in 1928. Later, Abdul Sattar…

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Edhi’s first death anniversary tomorrow

The first death anniversary of renowned philanthropist and social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi will be observed on Saturday (tomorrow).

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11 including woman killed, two injured as lift falls near Chara Pani

RAWALPINDI: In an unfortunate incident, at least 11 persons including a woman were killed and two suffered critical injuries when a chairlift (Doli) fell near Chara Pani, Murree on Thursday. According to Rescue-1122, the chairlift, installed locally to connect two villages falling in the jurisdiction of Khyber Puktunkhawa, fell down from nearly 100 feet height. The Rescue-1122 shifted 11…

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Woman in Badin raises 18 children discarded by parents

BADIN: In an unprecedented act of kindness, a woman from Badin has raised 18 children who were thrown away by their parents, all on her own.  According to details, Ameena Mallah from Badin has taken in discarded children and offered them shelter. The woman, who is a worker of the Pakistan Peoples Party, believes that…

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Afridi unveils ICC Champion Trophy in Karachi

KARACHI: The glittering ICC Champion Trophy 2017 was unveiled in Karachi on Thursday. The trophy was brought to Pakistan from Colombo. The first stop for the trophy was Edhi Home in Karachi, where former captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi joined the officials, Faisal Edhi and children of Edhi orphanage to welcome the trophy to Karachi….

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Sindh needs an integrated vaccine outreach plan

By: Shazia Tasneem A fit and healthy body is the best fashion statement and making a child healthy is the superlative public statement that the civil society can value to lock children in the pink as well as in a better future. Unfortunately, we do not synchronize our conscious with the task of protecting children…

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Top 10 trends of this week

1)Lahore Blast: On Wednesday the 23rd of Feb there was a blast in Lahore, in the DHA Y block vicinity, which caused 7 deaths and several injuries. The blast was supposedly a cylinder blast, but it contained 8-10kgs of explosives and seemed like a time device. The CEO of airlink, Moazzam Paracha was among those…

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Learn not Earn

By: Zara Maqbool The Sindh Assembly has collectively passed a bill against employment of children below the age of 14, which makes child labor an offence carrying a punishment of prison term and fine. The Bill states up to six-months’ imprisonment and a fine up to Rs.50, 000 for the offenders. And if a child…

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Pakistani celebrities who died in 2016

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Human life is mortal. People come and go from our lives. In 2016, we have lost many famous celebrities. Here is a round-up of Pakistani celebrities who passed away this year. Abdul Sattar Edhi Pakistan’s legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died…

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Lets make more heroes

    By: Zara Maqbool When Edhi Saab left us, all of us felt genuine grief over the loss of such a great humanitarian. I along with many others felt as if Pakistan has lost its only hero probably because he was the biggest hero of all. But the reality is that we have many…

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Meet ‘Baba Edhi’, who is keeping late philanthropist’s mission alive in Sargodha

A simple elderly man, donning a white shalwar kurta with a traditional cap, has taken it upon himself to keep Edhi’s mission alive. The white bearded Sufi Abdul Hameed is an angel of mercy for the underprivileged in Sargodha. For more details, watch this report.  

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Once lost, Abdullah to finally settle at Nana’s humble abode

KARACHI: Four-year-old Abdullah, who was found at Do Darya, Karachi’s restaurant strip by the Arabian Sea, has finally been united with his maternal family. The decision came Friday after a local family and civil court settled Abdullah’s custody battle between his father and his maternal relatives. Abdullah’s mother was found dead in an apartment in…

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Keeping Edhi alive: #DonateToEdhiFoundation trends on Twitter

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s most revered philanthropists Abdul Sattar Edhi may have exited this world but his spirit of humanitarianism continues to live. Many on social media, including Twitter users, are urging Edhi’s followers to donate to Edhi Foundation as a tribute to him. One Twitter user said instead of posting pictures of Edhi, people…

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Edhi is dead, His mission will stay

  By Muhammad Luqman The passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi in Karachi has highlighted how philanthropy and social work can transform lives of people in developing countries like Pakistan. On Saturday thousands of people turned up at the National Stadium to pay their last respects to country’s most revered person. This was the first ever…

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‘The Wall of Appreciation’ has Edhi’s mural

To pay tribute to Pakistan’s greatest humanitarian worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, an artiste Hameedullah has created embossed work of art on a portion of the boundary wall of Memon Technical & Industrial Institute (MITI) in Korangi 5. Watch this report…

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Special prayer service for Edhi

Members of the Christian community turned up in large numbers at a church in Karachi to offer special prayers for late Abdul Sattar Edhi, with the resolve that they would continue his mission of humanism. Watch this report…

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US media pays tribute to Edhi

WASHINGTON: Leading US publications paid tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi, who enjoyed world fame for his charity work and had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported Edhi’s death, eulogizing him for his decades of services to the destitute through his huge network…

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