New Islamabad Airport Should be Named After Edhi: Petition

Abdul Sattar Edhi is a name that needs no introduction. He is a humanitarian who has helped millions of people with his philanthropic efforts being recognized across the world.

In light of his services to Pakistan (and its disadvantaged), many people believe that he needs to be accorded the proper respect.

One fitting tribute would be by naming the new Islamabad Airport as Abdul Sattar Edhi airport (or any variant including his name) and there’s even a petition being brought forward by social media users in Pakistan.

Name Suggestions for New Islamabad Airport

Social media users are already thinking up of new names for the under-construction airport.

The second airport in the Federal capital is expected to be completed by December 2016, and many people believe that now’s the best time to kick start a campaign to rename it after one of the country’s most well-known humanitarians.

Some currently suggested names for the airport include:

  • Edhi International Airport
  • Abdul Sattar Edhi Airport
  • Liaquat Ali Khan Airport

Sign The Petition

Though a petition by itself can’t result in the renaming of the airport, it is nonetheless an important tool to gauge the response of the general public and their sentiments.

It can serve as the first step towards a sustained campaign, letting social media and word of mouth take care of the rest. This could force the government to consider it as a serious demand from the public that needs to be met.

For Edhi Sahib, that’s the least we can do. His untiring efforts towards tending to the poor, the sick, the orphaned and the dispossessed sections of society have no equal.

Lend your support to a worthy cause. Sign the petition here.

Let’s celebrate the man who took care of Pakistan and hope that official quarters seriously consider renaming the Islamabad Airport after Edhi Sahib.

  • Abdul Wahab Butt

    This is Pakistan not UK where Govt. do act on official petitions filed by common citizens.

    • Taha Najam

      Came here to say this.

    • Sarah Uzair

      Make the effort bro…. that is what matters. Do your part instead of complaining.

      • Abdul Wahab Butt

        Alhamd U Lillah doing my part. :-P

  • Ahmed Ali

    petitions … funny

  • Farhan

    At the end it’ll be called Maryam Nawaz Airport :P

    • Jahangir

      Or “Shareef” Airport :D

    • Abdul Rasheed

      Dirty Bubloo (Bilawal) Airport ???

      • HarrySidd

        Billo Rani International Airport :-: xD

        • Ishtiaq

          Sub choro, sirf “Sheeda Talli International Airport”.

    • Jj

      Yes Benazir Bhutto hospital, Benazir Bhutto Airport, Bacha Khan airport, Bacha Khan medical college, all named as if baap k paison se banaye hon.

      Bloody leaders, it’s made of our tax money, name it by our wish

      • Abdullah Jan

        really,it is our right , or by authority,not polititions

  • Originative

    Pakistan ma log mar jain kuch nai hota petition sa kia hoo ga….

  • Fifu

    Islamabad airport name is much better.

    • Riz

      Chalo ab cut lo pindi boyses tum kya jaano edhi kon tha.

  • Aamir Ijaz

    This petition should be filed in court!

  • Ryzvonusef

    Edhi is linked with the city of Karachi, (how much time has Edhi sahib spent in Islamabad) where as Liaquat Ali Khan was our first prime minister, and he actually died here. I think LAK Airport is more suitable

    • ranasrule

      You are an ignorant fool

  • kremlin

    edhi? does he post his audited accounts? does he furnish whereabouts and up-to-date data on the kids he receives? does he not keep money of value at least 2 crore inside his home? arent his ambulances used to transport arms inside Karachi? isnt his ambulance service composed of junk carry dabbas and illiterate drives with no doctor to accompany patients? arent his morgues selling bones and flesh to medical colleges etc and even jogi babas? When he encashes a name, everything that happens under that name is his liability. He might be a noble man, but his enterprise certainly isnt.
    I am amazed at wide acceptance of such a fraud and conman. Looks are deceiving. Havent we learned that already? Or, are we blinded?

    • HarrySidd

      What are you talking about man, are you insane? you cant be a pakistani …

    • Abdul Wahab Butt

      you need to come out of that tiny hole… show us who you really are so that we can decide whether to agree with you or not.

    • Hummad Haider

      Who upvotes crap like this?

    • jk_pti

      It’s not Modi the butcher of Gujarat we are talking about mate! Edhi sb deserves Nobel Peace Prize for humanity

    • Salman Hamid

      Fuck you dude and when you finish fuck yourself again…

    • Sim Sam

      sale bhang peeta hai kya??? i dont know whether he had any record…but we have seen him working day and night with our own eye…..

      for your kind infirmation…those ambulances used for arms were MQMs personal…..dont associate and please let me know how may orphan have u adopted or helped poor girls to marry….. then i will let u know record kya the ya nahi…..because i am also chartered accountant!!!

    • maths

      I m sure dogs have pissed on ur your mind… the tribute given to him by high dignitaries were not fool. You r hiding ur biased mentality.

    • This guy is a troll, playing cheap publicity stunts. Admin please remove this comment.


    My guess is, it will be named Islamabad International Airport and when Zardari Blackia or Nawaza Badmash dies, after the first to die depending on which party is the ‘inherent’ ruler at the time.

  • Nusrat Khan

    For God sake please don’t name after the Pakistani people. Keep any English name. We already called backward and conservatives, we should be moderate and associate ourselves to English society that we are inherited from. I suggest Greenfield Airport Islamabad.

    • Hummad Haider

      WTF kind of person is ashamed of his/her heritage and language?

      • Sophia Sabir

        a wannabe angreji aunty :D

    • Ahmer

      Really….shameful comment… should also change your name and I hope name of your kids will be robert,justin,jessica and etc
      One should always proud of his/her heritage…

    • Nusrat bhai, desi names can also be cool at times. Aapse guzarish hy, thori gunjaish peda karen!

      • Naseer Kayani

        Nusrat behn ho gi ?

  • Sheikh Nauman Naeem

    Yes Please!!!

  • Husnain Afzal Khan

    For once can you people unite on anything at all?
    Just sign the petition end of the story. Huna nahi huna is something else.
    Stupid keyboard ninjas always argueing on every post.
    No wonder this nation is doomed by its own people.

  • Sim Sam

    Edhi Islamabad international airport is ok.

  • Good idea.

  • Naseer Kayani

    Every one iz making joke out of, have a some shame and respect for Edhi. Dont forget hum sab ne b mrna hy

  • Naseer Kayani

    Every one iz making joke out of it, have some shame and if u cant perform such charity welfare works then at least have respect for Edhi. Dont forget hum sab ne b mrna hy

    • Amir

      I think edhi Islamabad international airport is the best name of new one

  • nondigital

    Islamabad new airport is already named “Gandhaara International”

  • Kaleem

    Time to Start new world biggest Peace Award
    #EDHI AWARD (of humanity)

  • maths

    The new Islamabad airport shd be name on Edhi Sahib.

  • M Asif

    The public can CARRY ON DREAMING!
    Name me 1 such petition in Pakistan when the government listened to the public.
    It is a scam under the disguise of s democracy

  • Sadia Khan

    The airport should be named after Eidi sahib.Mr Eidi has done more good then any of so called leaders can ever do,he always lived to serve the poor and the needy and died doing that throughout his life.Our politicians just live for themselves earn for themselves

  • Bashir Abbasi

    Off course Islamabad airport should be named after Abdul Sattar Edhi.

  • Maham Humair

    This airport has already been named as Liaqat Ali Khan International airport. ( pl see google maps)A Government notification has been issued naming this airport after Shaheed-e-Milat Liaqat Ali Khan the first prime minister of Pakistan, right hand man of Quaid-e-Azam and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan movement. No disrespect is meant for Abdul Sattar Edhi, a great man but it is suggested that some other suitable national monument should be named after him.

  • wajid

    yar yay airport kissi nia qarzy k liay girwi rakha jiay ga kion ana dill kahrab kerty ho iss airprt k liay

  • Anwar Hussain

    it’s better to name after that city. like Islamabad International Airport. kitni dafa name change krty rahengy?