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Pakistan’s Edhi: A ‘failed state’ and a ‘messiah’

Sattar Edhi

As the Pakistani state failed to fulfill its responsibilities towards its people, the philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi filled the vacuum and helped the destitute for over six decades. What legacy does he leave behind?

Pakistan is a country with a huge civilian and military bureaucracy, many state departments and ministries and countless ministers. Yet, the state has failed to deliver to its citizens since its independence from British rule in 1947.

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