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Remembering Edhi on sixth death anniversary

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Today marks the sixth death anniversary of social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi. He is being remembered across the country for his compassion, love, and mercy.

Edhi, who dedicated his life to humanity, died six years ago, but he will live on in the hearts of every Pakistani and for the lives he touched around the world for decades.

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Remembering Edhi on sixth death anniversary

Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928, in the Indian state of Gujarat, in the city of Shutwa, and moved to Karachi with his family after India’s partition in 1947.

Edhi learned to help others from a young age. This proved to be the key to Edhi Sahib’s future success, and led him to spending the next 65 years serving humanity.

Establishment of the Edhi Foundation

Edhi established his first welfare centre with only Rs 5,000 and later founded the Edhi Trust.

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The Edhi Foundation, which serves people in every city in Pakistan, was enlisted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 as the world’s largest ambulance service.

In addition to hospital and ambulance services, the Edhi Foundation has housed clinics, maternity homes, shelters, blood banks, orphanages, children’s evacuation centres, and schools.

The Edhi Foundation serves humanity in many other countries around the world, in addition to Pakistan.

Honours and awards

In the 1980s, the Pakistani government granted a highest ranking award to Abdul Sattar Edhi, and the Pakistan Army awarded him the Shield of Honor. In 1992, the Sindh government awarded him the Social worker of Subcontinent Award.

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Edhi was awarded the Roman Magse Award by the Philippines in 1986, and the Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary International Foundation in 1993.

Edhi was suffering from kidney disease and died on July 8, 2016, as a result of his illness.

In recognition of his services, he was buried with full official honours.

The Pakistani government also awarded him the most prestigious Nishan-e-Imtiaz, and the State Bank of Pakistan issued a coin worth Rs 50 in his honour. 

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Meeting with the President: The Need for Preventive Measures to Avoid Expensive Treatment

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According to President Dr. Arif Alvi, adopting preventative measures against various ailments is essential to avoiding costly treatment, and these practices would also lessen the strain on the healthcare system.

He was speaking with a Pakistan National Heart Association team when they paid him a visit at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President received a report from the delegation detailing the organization’s successes and operations.

The President emphasised the need to raise public awareness of the need of taking preventative steps to ward off heart disease and non-communicable illnesses.

In addition, he emphasised the need of the media, the local populace, mosques, and non-governmental organisations in raising this kind of knowledge in addition to using the newest media outlets to disseminate awareness.

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Lady Police Officer Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi has received praise from Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir for calming a tense situation and defending a woman in Ichra Bazaar, Lahore, from a violent crowd.

When the Army Chief met with Assistant Superintendent of Police Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi in Rawalpindi, he emphasised the value of social cohesion and the necessity of national agreement on reducing bigotry.

He acknowledged the important role Pakistani women have played in all spheres of society since the country’s independence and stated that because of their skill, perseverance, and dedication, they have made a name for themselves both domestically and internationally.

According to the Army Chief, women play a crucial role in Pakistani culture and are respected in both our social and religious ethos.

He placed a strong emphasis on the rule of law and cautioned against enforcing laws on oneself when there are legal channels available to resolve issues and complaints.

Syed Asim Munir emphasised the enduring theme of love and generosity found in Islam, pointing out that arbitrary measures based on heresy damage society’s perspective.

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The departing caretaker government gives NEPRA and OGRA the authority to announce tariffs.

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The NEPRA and OGRA were given the authority to announce tariffs at the eleventh hour by the departing caretaker administration.

Reportedly, the caretaker administration changed the regulation to remove the government’s involvement in tariff announcements and made this significant decision over rising gas and electricity rates.

According to the sources, the federal cabinet has authorised changes to the OGRA and NEPRA regulations, allowing them to publish tariff alerts independently.

According to reports, the caretaker federal cabinet has adopted steps that would allow Nepra to notify consumers about gas and electricity rates.

According to the sources, the modifications will establish appellate tribunals for public complaints.

The already suffering customers were further burdened by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (NEPRA) announcement earlier on Tuesday of yet another hike in power costs.

As part of the fuel price adjustment (FCA) for January 2024, an increase in power prices of Rs 7.5 per unit has been authorised. The higher cost would be seen in consumers’ bills in March 2024.

Approved under the FCA, this hike affects all consumer groups with the exception of K-Electric (KE) and lifeline users. According to estimates, customers who are already struggling with high expenditures would bear an extra burden of Rs66 billion as a result of this raise.

Previous reports suggested that tariffs may increase, as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) requested that NEPRA boost prices by Rs7.13 per unit due to FPA

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