Abdul Sattar Edhi was uneducated with a background of a class below poverty line. He did not announce his mission, started his career with charity and achieved his goal. He did not prepare any charter or constitution and went on roads, not to earn money but to win hearts and minds of the poor. He served Humanity without any discrimination of Religion, Race, Nationality or Borders.
He was the poorest leader in the world with unlimited cash flow of donations. No government ever dared to ask his balance of accounts just because of his established credibility from the day one. He never addressed a crowd to preaching Religion or National / International Politics. Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He masterminded Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation almost single-handedly, entirely with private company and donations.
You may be wondering why I am calling Edhi “a leader”, but many already understand that a true leader is the one who leads without self-interest. He spoke less but acted much more to motivating the onlookers. So he was the only leader in the world without any office and party. His living room was his office, his assistant was his wife and his podium was ambulance raising voice to give way for the survival of Humanity. A lot is written in his life and even after his death there are so many hidden facts coming up as tribute but still I feel it is too little for him. The point to ponder is that he served the Humanity single-handedly without attaching himself to any existing fields to becoming a “Celebrity”.
“Edhi is not a celebrity who is laid to rest, but it is a mission to act upon”