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A living legend
Historical Perspective

Management Style 

Details of services

Expansion Plans
International Services
International Offices
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Services from 1949
Foundation Network

National Emergency Relief Work at a glance

In 1956, when Karachi was hit by the epidemic of influenza, free medicines and other medical assistance were provided to the victims.

During the 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pakistan wars, rescue and relief services were provided to victims of bomb explosions.

During 1971, when refugees from East Pakistan arrived in Karachi, the Foundation provided building materials for their homes and rations for settlers.

During the floods of 1973, relief work was conducted in Moro and Dalatpur in Sind.

In 1974 when Swat was hit by severe earthquake, relief operations were conducted for eight days.

Relief provided during and after the PAN-AM hijacking incident at Karachi in 1986.

Relief work provided during the ethnic riots in Karachi and other cities of Sind from 1988 onwards.

Relief provided to bomb blast victims due to terrorist activities in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar during previous years.

Recovering bodies in cases of drowning in seas, dams, oceans, etc

Arranging food, accommodation and air passage for stranded Sri Lankans, Indians and Bangladeshi girls brought in by slave traffickers.

Relief provided after the Ojhri Camp explosion in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in April 1988.

Approximately 2 million people were vaccinated in Sindh in June 1988 during the Meningitis epidemic. Cost of vaccines purchased by the Foundation was Rs.1.3 million.

During flood in rivers of Punjab and Sindh in August 1988, Rs. 5 million worth of goods, clothes, etc. were distributed.

In the Sanghi train disaster, helicopters & aeroplanes sprang into action and shifted at least 26 critically injured persons for specialised treatment to Karachi. Again at Ghotki train disaster rescue & relief operations were conducted in July, 1992 by Edhi himself.

An earthquake hit the northern part of the country during January/February Edhi Foundation reacted to this call with the best of its ability.

In addition to volunteers and relief goods (including ambulances from four cities, helicopters, etc.), Edhi oversaw the relief operations himself.

Massive relief and rescue operation in Punjab during the floods of 1988 and 1992.

Relief work during ethnic riots in Gilgit valley and district Jhang during1992.

Feed-back and support services to the victims of bus hijacking at Islamabad in 1994.

Assistance in shifting Kashmiri injured persons from the Line of Control during 1992 and 1993.

Participation on nation-wide "polio vaccination programme" organised by Federal

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Research work and Interview by Engr. Iqbal A. Khan
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