KARACHI: He created a charitable empire out of nothing, masterminding Pakistan's largest welfare organisation. Today, Abdul Sattar Edhi is revered by many as a national hero.
Content with just two sets of clothes, he sleeps in a windowless room of white tiles adjoining the office of his charitable foundation. Sparsely equipped: it has just one bed, a sink and a hotplate.
Orphaned children study the Holy Quran at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi.
Bilquis Edhi, wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, sits at her charity office in Karachi.
Abdul Sattar Edhi waves as he journeys to his office in Karachi
A motorcyclist (R) pays his respects to Abdul Sattar Edhi (2nd L), as he travels to his office in Karachi.
A staff member plays with an abandoned child at a welfare office of the Edhi Foundation in Karachi.
Abdul Sattar Edhi speaks with his wife Bilquis Edhi in his office in Karachi.
Orphaned children play at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi.
Abdul Sattar Edhi sits with his wife Bilquis Edhi outside his office in Karachi.
Abdul Sattar Edhi(2nd L) is assisted by staff as he arrives at his office in Karachi.
the world need more Edhi's .