The Pakistani charity organisation was shortlisted along with some other qualifiers from different countries by an international jury. Edhi Foundation was chosen for the award after the general secretariat and jury “conducted intensive field research covering the work sites of the Foundation, reviewing methods of providing services and verifying the records of achievements”.
The Foundation received a medal of pure gold, a certificate of achievement and $1M in a ceremony held in Manama on Tuesday, which was also attended by Bahrain’s monarch King Hamad Khalifa.
The Isa Award “emphasises humanitarian openness to various races and religions and avoids politics and conflict of any kind”, said the press release.
This is the fourth award granted by the organisation since its establishment in 2008, which honors the services of charities around the world biennially.
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