Sunday, June 19, 2016

            TORONTO: Few greats are born in this world who devote their whole lives and everything for others. The proud son of Pakistan Abdul Sattar Edhi is one of them. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best true ideals and champion of humanity to follow for all those who are interested and engaged in serving humanity in reality. For serving humanity, he could go to any extent including begging publicly. I saw him do this and felt proud that this great man and angel on earth was my friend. He never felt ashamed while begging for deserving people.
For others he may be many things including philanthropist but for me he was a good and trusted friend since 1980. We used to meet almost every week, sit for hours, chat and discuss issues and their solution. We used to eat together. I used to regularly write about his humanity work and tremendous contributions.
I was actually his fan since the end of 60s. I was very much impressed and inspired by him. We had many similarities including nature to serve humanity and help and support deserving people, particularly the needy, helpless and innocent ones. I learnt a lot from him. This is why I visited him frequently.
 Since 1974, I have been serving humanity. In 2015, I founded the platform Serve Humanity In Reality International Network (SHIRIN).  Through this platform I am serving my community and all other communities. I am providing strength and strong voice they needed to get attention of all specially the rulers and all other leaders.
            Whenever someone close to me needed monetary help, I used to approach Sattar Edhi and he never refused and disappointed me or my friends. He was always there to help and my friends too returned the money they got from Edhi. This is why he trusted me and my friends. About Edhi, briefly and I can only describe him as a very good human being with great qualities. He faces toughest challenges courageously and lived for others.
             Once I borrowed rupees 75,000 for my personal use. When leaving Pakistan and migrating to Canada, I met him to return the money. He looked at me with  great surprise and said: “What surprises me is that being a journalist you are returning the money back otherwise others never bother to return. This is why I like and respect you very much.”
            Once a rich man came to him and tried to give the papers of his property worth millions of dollars. Edhi refused to take and even talk to him. Later he told me: “I am not interested in money or property made through corruption. I try not to get involved in any such deals.” Such was his very good nature and sound character. Throughout his life he remained extremely simple. Because of his simple dress, beard and slippers, he was detained and interrogated for many hours by the United States and Canadian agencies and authorities at the airports.
            Now under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, Canada must recognize the meritorious services of this legendary figure of international repute.
This is due because almost all members of the Pakistani community in Canada and America like and love him very much. Whenever he comes to Canada and the US he will be given a grand welcome. This is for sure. He is in no way less than late Mother Teresa and other such distinguished personalities.    
            Although he is not at all interested in any big or small awards and rewards and likes and loves his humanity work but we understand and know fully that he truly deserves the Nobel Prize for his service to humanity. It would be much better if Nobel Prize is given to him in his lifetime instead of posthumously. It will not be a favour because he rightly deserves it and the recognition of his character and contributions. The world will cheat him if denied the Nobel Prize. In fact Edhi is much above and higher than the Nobel Prize. God has blessed and chosen him for this great cause. The world must than God for giving us Abdul Sattar Edhi. His tremendous contributions are a great source of inspiration and motivation.
            He will always remain in the hearts and minds of millions worldwide. He is a symbol to be saluted and does not need recognition and promotion. He has earned a name that is extremely precious and priceless. Only the world needs to know, understand and truly honour him so that millions could benefit from his work and contributions. Such gems are rarely born and found. Their place is on the crown of humanity.  
            Unlike the cunning, cruel and cold-blooded human beasts including our corrupt, characterless and shameless rulers, leaders and officials who find pretexts to rush abroad on government expenses running in millions for rest, recreation and relaxation in the expensive hospitals including even for slight sneeze treatment, this devoted, dedicated, determined, committed and brave man and proud son of Pakistan, true leader and great human being, who is now seriously ill with kidney failure and other medical issues and struggling for life, prefers to live and die in his country Pakistan. He is so patriotic that he prefers to get treated by local specialists including the world renowned kidney specialist Dr Adeebul Hasan Rizvi. They are doing their best to save his life.  Let’s all pray for Abdul Sattar Edhi. His passing away would be a great loss for the country and humanity. Instead of regretting later let’s act now. For details about Abdul Sattar Edhi, visit:
JZ’S PROFILE: Founder of SHIR International Network (Serve Humanity In Reality---SHIR), declared by Judges as one of 75 Finalist Best Canadian Immigrants, an Honour for the Pakistani Community. Joined Journalism Profession in 1974 (Daily `SUN’, Karachi) and still serving as a professional journalist. Was awarded Free Expression Award (Awarded by National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada—NEPMCC). The award was presented by Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada), Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner (Presented by North American Desi Idol), Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `DAWN', Canada, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan (From 1986-1999), Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF---Canada & Pakistan) and Honorary Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Director Information, Pak Seniors Forum (PSF), is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)696-0981/ To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit: nepmcc website (Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004). Visit for latest exclusive articles.

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