Edhi’s death: Pakistani cricketers pay homage to national hero


Brighton/Hove: The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistani cricketers have expressed deep regret over the sad demise of philanthropist and founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organization Abdul Sattar Edhi.

The PCB said in an official press release that the players and support staff, who are presently in England, have offered their heartfelt condolences over this sad incident.

Chairman of PCB’s executive committee Najam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad too have expressed deepest sorrow at Edhi’s passing away.

“Edhi Sahib was one of a kind. I had the honour of knowing him, and today I grieve for him much like the millions whose lives were made more bearable because of his munificence.” said Shaharyar Khan.

“Self-effacing and selfless, he was indeed a great man who had made serving humanity the purpose of his life. His touch was inimitable and it made a great difference to the lives of so many. May the Almighty rest his soul in peace. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family.” added the PCB chief.

On behalf of Team Pakistan, manager Intikhab Alam and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq conveyed their condolences to Edhi’s family.

Motivated by a spiritual quest for justice, over the years Abdul Sattar Edhi and his team created maternity wards, morgues, orphanages, shelters, and homes for the elderly — all aimed at helping those in society who cannot help themselves and picking up where limited government-run services fell short.

Condolences pour in 

Immediately after the news of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s death broke out, former and current Pakistani cricketers took to Twitter to offer their condolences and recognized the efforts of this great humanitarian.