Pakistan’s Edhi foundation refuses to accept Rs 1 crore offer by PM Narendra Modi

Geeta a young Indian woman, who was stranded in Pakistan for 15 years was  taking care by Bilquees Edhi and lived with her in Karachi. Finally the women have come back to home on October 26th, 2015.

Prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who is the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation which played a big role in taking care of Geeta during her long stay in their country. On Tuesday PM Narendra Modi offer Rs 1 crore to Abdul Sattar Edhi for caring for Geeta. But Pakistan’s charity Edhi Foundation refuses to accept Rs 1 crore offers by PM Narendra Modi.

Geeta and Abdul Sattar Edhi

Modi meets Geeta, announces Rs 1 crore for Edhi Foundation:

Abdul Sattar Edhi has thanked PM Narendra Modi and refuses to accept his announced financial help,” Edhi Foundation Spokesman Anwar Kazmi was quoted as saying by the Dawn.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday met Geeta, who returned to India after many years and and tweeted that it was wonderful to have her back home and that it was truly a delight to spend time with you today. He emotional welcomes, and hailed Karachi-based Edhi family for taking care of her with love and affection for 15 years. Modi also tweeted that “What the Edhi family has done is too priceless to be measured but I am happy to announce a contribution of Rs. one crore to their foundation”.

The 87-year-old founder Abdul Sattar Edhi, who born in a small village of Bantva near Joona Garh, Gujarat, shifted to Pakistan during partition in 1947. Abdul Sattar Edhi has been running the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan for six decades.

The Edhi foundation owns and operates a large ambulance service, free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women’s shelters, food kitchens, and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals all across the country. He established a welfare trust and named it as “Edhi Trust”.

Abdul Sattar Edhi Trust

On 26th October, 2015 Geeta returned to New Delhi but she refused to identify her family but she had initially identified her family through the photograph sent to her by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

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