Personalities

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Parveen Rehman

There is no doubt that Parveen Rehman was an extraordinarily brave woman. A trained architect who could have lived a comfortable life in Karachi’s up-market Defence or Clifton areas, she instead chose to dedicate her life to the poor of the squatter settlements of Orangi Town. She was the dearly departed Dr Akhter Hameed Khan’s … Continue reading

Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi

Rubina was only in her teens when she faced a serious problem. She was suffering from chronic kidney failure and her doctors told her she had only two choices: to undergo dialysis treatment for the rest of her life or to undergo a kidney transplant. The dialysis treatment would have cost Rubina’s father 160,000 rupees … Continue reading

Greg Mortenson

It was in 2009, when this great humanitarian whom very few people knew in urban parts of Pakistan, in those days when he was toiling hard to help our most deprived children have access to education; was awarded the Sitara-e-Pakistan. His Three Cups of Tea had already hit the shelves in 2006. Isn’t it ironic … Continue reading

Abdul Sattar Edhi

It is a 20 hour daily job with no holiday or pay and Abdul Sattar Edhi still loves it, since over 50 years. Neither funded by any religious or political organization nor any state, his purpose is void of any ethnicity, religious or political motive and is therefore extremely simple – Serve Humanity. Instead of … Continue reading

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