Our VIP culture Deprived People From Edhi Sahab's Funeral

By Arslan Athar | 9 Jul, 2016

Yesterday Pakistan lost its greatest human being, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi Sahab was known nation and worldwide for his exceptional philanthropy. He was truly a man of the people.

Following his death, many calls were made for a full state funeral and the wishes of the people were granted. Edhi Sahab’s funeral prayers were shifted from Memon Masjid to Nation Stadium. Thus now his funeral was to be attended by the powerful.


Unfortunately, the VIP culture deprived many from attending the funeral prayers at National Stadium



The Aam Aadmi had to go through many security checks and at times were completely barred from entering the premises. 


Two members of his own family, his son and grandson stood in the first row, but that too not too comfortably.



For a man who lived a simple life, without protocol and without the showsha of power, this funeral proved the opposite of what he would have truly wanted. 



It is incredibly heartbreaking that those who Edhi Sahab devoted his life to were unable to be part of his last rituals simply due to the VIP culture that exists in our society.


However, this event should only motivate us further as a nation to strive to be like Edhi Sahab and thus to continue on his mission. 

That is a far better legacy and tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi than any state funeral.


Rest in Power Edhi. To The Heaven You May Return.




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