KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi on Tuesday declined the offer of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to donate 10 million Indian rupees to his charity.
“Abdul Sattar Edhi has thanked Mr Modi and politely declined to accept his announced financial help,” Edhi Foundation Spokesman Anwar Kazmi said.
Kazmi said Mr Edhi’s son, Faisal Edhi, will be addressing a press conference in this regard at 4:30pm at Karachi Press Club.
Modi on Monday announced the contribution to the charity after the return of hearing and speech impaired girl Geeta to India.
“What the Edhi family has done is too priceless to be measured but I am happy to announce a contribution of Rs10 million for their foundation,” Modi tweeted on Monday.