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.
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) July 8, 2016
Edhi Sahib May Allah bless your soul.You saved uncounted lives, provided food & shelters to millions.May your legacy live long
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) July 8, 2016
Truly saddened to hear of Edhi Sahab’s passing. He was a noble soul & a great Pakistani. He gave the first big donation to SKMT 26 years ago — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 8, 2016
Allah grant highest level in junnat to Edhie Sahab — Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) July 8, 2016
Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi rajiun.Eidi sahab jese insnaan Allah k rehmat hoty Hain.ap humesha Dillon me zinda Hain pic.twitter.com/gbd8xYpcSq
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) July 8, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of #AbdulSattarEdhi. Innalilayhi wa inna ilayhi rajaeoon.A great man & inspiration. A national loss
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 8, 2016
Great man Abdul Sattar EDHI meets his maker tonight .. We loved him and we always will.. May GOD bless his soul ..travel well sir.. — Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 8, 2016
He leaves a legacy. Great Humanitarian who helped regardless of race colour or religion. We will miss you Edhi Saab.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) July 8, 2016
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) July 8, 2016
Really hurt..please let’s say prayers for 1 of this world’s greatest humanitarians #Edhi Let’s keep him alive by copying his acts n vision
— Ahmad Shahzad (@iamAhmadshahzad) July 8, 2016