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September 27, 20161818 H Street NW. Venue: 'J' Building Room #B1-080

On July 8, 2016, Pakistan lost its most prominent philanthropist and humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Months before, in a March 2016 Huffington Post article, he was described as perhaps “the world's greatest living humanitarian”. His Edhi Foundation ran hospitals, ambulances, homeless shelters, rehab centers and orphanages across Pakistan and, for decades, provided a social safety net to multitudes living on the edge of existence. Personal guardian to 20,000 children, it was no surprise that he was known as The Angel of Mercy, The Richest Poor Man, and the Father of Service.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 4:00-5:30pm 

Venue: ‘J’ Building, Room #B1-080

Documentary screening “I am Edhi, I am Pakistan”

Opening Remarks by Nasir Mahmood Khosa, Executive Director for Pakistan, World Bank Group

Panel discussion with Annette Dixon (Vice President, World Bank South Asia Region)

Ishrat Husain (author, former Governor State Bank of Pakistan)

Salma Hasan Ali (writer, storyteller, non-profit leader)







Closing Remarks by H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani (Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.)


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  • When:: September 27, 2016
  • Where:: World Bank, Washington DC, ‘J’ Building, Room #B1-080
  • Time:: 4:00 - 5:30pm