Edhi Foundation is the largest and most organized social welfare system in Pakistan. Foundation works round the clock, without any discrimination on the basis of color, race, language, religion or polictics. The Foundation modifies the phrase "Live and let live" to "Live and help live".

The dynamic nature and the range of social services provided by Edhi Foundation makes it different from other similar organizations. The Foundation's activites include a 24 hour emergency service across the country through 335 Edhi Centers with the fleet of 1800 Ambulances which provide free shrouding and burial of unclaimed dead bodies, shelter for the destitutes, orphans and handicapped persons, free hospitals and dispensaries, rehabilitaion of drug addicts, free wheel chairs, crutches and other services for the handicapped, family planning counselling and maternity services, national and international relief efforts for the victims of natural calamities.

Edhi strongly adheres to the principle of self help. It is hard to think of any welfare organization or a non-gevernmental organization, sustaining its functions while refraining from soliciting financial support from the government and foreign aid-giving agencies. It is even harder to understand the active rejection of the concept of such a support. All donations for Edhi Foundation come from individuals and a few business enterprizes.

With examplary tenacity, Edhi has pursued his mission for the last five decades. He has quietly brought about a remarkable change in the social attitude in Pakistan towards community welfare by instilling in ordinary citizens a consistent desire to participate in public welfare programs.

Mission of service to humanity knows no barriers of religion, caste, creed or national bondaries. Edhi Foundation's network has now extended beyond its national boundaries and aquired an international charter. With its international operations, Edhi is also setting up good examples for other countries to follow and provide better welfare services to the people.

Edhi emphasizes the importance of safeguarding the basic human rights, regardless of religion, caste or creed. "My religion is humanitarianism... which is the basis of every religion in the world.", Says Edhi. He has persisted upon his mission of humanitarianism for the past 56 years, and is therefore popular among followers of all the existing religious sects in Pakistan.

Ambulance service with a fleet of 1800 Ambulances

In 1952, a second hand Hillman Pickup truck was bought and converted into the first ambulance, coined the ‘Poor Patient Ambulance.’ Sixty years later and the Edhi Ambulance service has the largest private fleet of ambulances in the world, amassing at a staggering 1800 vehicles spread across Pakistan.

In addition to this the Edhi Air Ambulance service have two aircrafts and a helicopter to aid in the airlift of stranded and/or emergency patients to hospitals.

Edhi Marine Ambulance service have 28 rescue boats to provide aid and evacuation of peoples from flood affected areas.

These services also include efficient quick response systems for victims of any major disaster.

Edhi Rikshaws Rozgar Scheme

Edhi Foundation has always considered to be the helping hand to every needy persons. The CNG auto Rickshaws distribution was the example, the Rickshaws were distributed amongst the holders of 2 stroke Rickshaws on ‘’No Profit No Loss Basis’’, The Government is keen to ban the KTR & KCR 2 stroke Rickshaws to lessen the atmospheric pollution as well as the noise pollution, they produce lots of carbon derivatives and produce a thick noise.

As there is perception that if the government bans the old auto Rickshaws there will be sudden unemployment factor for those who are already some earning for their children to struggle for surviving the most expensive time in the history of Pakistan on the other hand the government is working for decrease of atmospheric + noise pollution, thus the Rozgar Scheme is covering 2 Aspect of the society to fight the un employment factor as well as the noise and atmospheric pollution.

The Foundation has lunched the 1st phase of the scheme through which 500 units will be replacing the 2 stroke in Karachi and following the same for Lahore, Multan, and Hyderabad also.

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