Abdul Sattar Edhi wins top UN prize

edhiAbdul Sattar Edhi makes the nation proud one more time by wining a prestigious United Nations prize for his services in promoting tolerance and non-violence. Edhi shares the $100,000 prize money with Franois Houtart of Belgium and will receive the award on November 16, the International Day for Tolerance. They won the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Madanjeet Singh Prize on the unanimous recommendation of an international jury to UNESCO.

UNESCO has following tribute for Edhi’s services  :

Abdul Sattar Edhi ((Pakistan) for his life-long efforts to ameliorate the conditions of the most disadvantaged groups in Pakistan and South Asia, and to promote the ideals of human dignity, human rights, mutual respect and tolerance. ” read more

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19 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on October 21st, 2009 @ 5:05 pm



  2. daman (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    God Bless America? Conspiracy even in serving the poor and voiceless? America has nothing to do with this. Edhi deserves to be recognised throughout the world. I hope he gets the Nobel Peace Prize next year.

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on October 21st, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    @daman jee…. I think….Obama or mrs first lady will get the next noble peace prize for the next seven years in a row….


  4. daman (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

    Janab Wasiq: Speculating that Obama will get the Nobel (not noble) prize seven years in a row is …KEEPING IT REAL?

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    @daman jee…..sorry about noble…although our friend fasee saab and I would always prefer a “No-bill” prize…if that’s a possibility…

    speculation is against my religion….!my predictions are usually based on scientific interpolation…lol


  6. human01 (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    I don’t get it….what’s wrong with us, we can’t even appreciate if some thing good happen to one of us….In this dire situation where our nation has become synonymous of hate, violence and in intolerance…this kind of international recognition should be welcomed….

  7. Shamsi (shamsi) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    what pakistan is doing for HIM or for his organization, GOP Seize the ambulances given under charity from different international organizations for FREE, shiiping lines bring those vehicles FREE as contribution to chairty, and GOP want to charge duty & taxes.

    The honorable provincial governments want to have their catch in his charity funds and 43 central & federal govt agencies conduct raids at his central offices in provincial capital without any reason. THE LOWEST LEVEL of favor GOP can extend to him, FREELY WORK and GOP do random checks only – specially for dead bodies and abondoned children.

  8. MB (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

    jamal can you send some more info on this? GOP creating hurdles in Edhi’s way

  9. Amirali (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    the nation is proud of you Abdul Sattar Edhi Sh.,


  10. sunny (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    MB you are showing as unregisterd on airport internet system r u ban becoz of security reason or wat ..kidding;P…other authers r showing as registered..and their personal bloging sites r also opening here except urs:)

  11. Shamsi (shamsi) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

    Goto KPT east wharf motor shed 13, evidence is there.

  12. fasee on October 24th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

    @ shamsi

    Right bro…khabes hukmaran, kabi bi genuine charity ko kaam nai kernay detay…edhi n imran r victims of this prejudice.


    Sir jee ayi ki zulam ker chadiya, saday apnay maslay nai sulajhtay, tusi apnay private pangay wich mera naam sud ditta, daman uncle de naal panga kerwa dita muftay wich.
    Chal koi nai, ab vair per giya tu banda yaran da yaar eey…lay phir fasee a giya maidaan vich gandas’sa lai ke.

    @ daman

    Sir your defination of keeping it real wud probably place lal masjid ke harami as shaheeds, benazir as a janniti bibi, zardari as pakistan ki zanjeer, qazi as a man wid a vision n imran as future prime minsiter, reverting tu islam as sole solution to all crises faced by pakistan,nawaz as saviour of judiciary….don’t tell, I know I hit the bullseye wid most of em, didn’t I…..;)

    And pls bhai, wasiq ki coments me se speling mistake nikaltay hain…hamray speling mistakes me se comments nikalta hai…:):):) nikal nikal ke thak jain gay..do banday aur laga lijee ga..:)

    Peace bro

  13. Daman (unregistered) on October 26th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    @ Shamsi:

    Tussi missed the bulls eye by a mile. Edhi is not in the same category as Zardari, Nawaz Shareef or Lal Masjid Lunatics. This post was about Edhi getting an award from UN, I hope he gets even bigger awards and worldwide recognition!

  14. بستنی (wasiq) on October 27th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    @fasee saab…sir itni se baat pey aap itna khafa ho jao gay …yeah toh mein ney soncha bhi nahein tha…mein ney konsa aap pey coast guard ka chappa perdwa diya hai…aik fact hee toh aars kiya hai…waisey bhi sub ko pata hai kay tax return kay naam pey aap maldives main holidays mana rahey ho….aap ko agar german aati hai toh hum ko bhi french atee hai haan…!lol

  15. fasee on October 27th, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    @ wasiq

    Naa tu sir jee aap chappaaa na perwanay ka tanaa kiyoon maar rahay hain…meen ne konsi katchi sharab ki bhatti lagai hui hai…meray ko chappay ka kiya dar, soo bar bhijwaiyee.

    Reh giya facts…tu some time sirf facts ki baat kerna bhi lethal hota hai…try calling nawaz a gunja, zardari a corrupt, jahangir badar a chutyapa benazir a jahanumi qazi a munafiq…and they will throughly explain you in there own awami ways why facts should NOT be stated no matter how true…

    As for maaldives…sirjee hum gareeb maripur see wapi a jatay hain..bcoz gul coach maldives tak nai jati….unless driver is as high on drugs as todays bus incident on the underpass

  16. fasee on October 27th, 2009 @ 7:13 pm


    “La grande pakitsan”

    With all due repsect…

    Aaj kaal apna yahan grande se ziyada gernade jana pehcana jata hai.

    Thora buhat hi farak hai spelling me..shayad aap se typo hu giya

  17. بستنی (wasiq) on October 27th, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    @fasee saab…aap ney pheir germans wali baat ki….aaj kal grenade ya toh museums main hota hai ya…unn kay bachcha school ley jatey hain…..Pakistan aik New-clear state hai….kabhi kabhi jacket istamaal hota hai…warna …lol!

  18. fasee on October 27th, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

    @ wasiq
    Last time, da saudi bomber used explozives in his private back orific….so sir jee the jacket fashion is old…the new hip fashion ( pun intended) in in (another punintended)

  19. بستنی (wasiq) on October 27th, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    @fasee saab ….sir yeah kab hua…iss ki report abhi tak mosul nahein huie…is lian no comments….ouch it hurts…lol

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