No award matches Edhi’s stature: Malala

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ISLAMABAD, July 9 (APP): Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai Saturday paid homage to Abdul Sattar Edhi for unforgettable services to humanity saying no award could match the grand stature of the great man.

Talking to a private news channel, Malala said,”He was not only  loved in Pakistan but across the world. Although I had recommended him for Nobel Peace Prize but when we see his services, no award matches his stature.”

“Edhi was kind, he was noble and he was courageous. His unflinching determination could not be defeated and this he manifested through accomplishment of his mission,” she added. “He dared all odds and continued his mission and his funeral was a glaring example of love, he had for the mankind and mankind had for him.”

She said the spirit and commitment of Abdul Sattar Edhi was a message for the nation as to how a single person could install a country wide network when he bore the burden of a mission to serve the humanity.

“He has taught us brotherhood, tolerance, piety, honesty and above all serving the humanity regardless of religion, caste and creed,” Malala said. “His mission also carries a message for Pakistani people as if they stand united to serve their needy fellows, they will emerge as an invincible nation.”

She said simply if Pakistani people follow his teachings and spirit, no power in the world can stop it from becoming a welfare state. “He is also a beacon of light for our youth and treading on his footsteps can make them an asset for the country.”

Malala also mentioned to a telephonic conversation with Abdul Sattar Edhi and termed it an honor for her. “Even today his voice resounds in my ears and I cannot forget it whole of my remaining life. He was a great person and would be remembered for ages.”