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by S Nayyar Iqbal Raza, 01 January 2010, Communalism Combat
In praise of common Americans
Greg Mortenson is an American and, like our philanthropist Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi, likes to spend his time with the underprivileged and poor without discrimination, according to the Dawn article by Safia Siddiqui on November 22. He represents thecommon man in America who is humble, kind, generous and good at heart.
He came to Pakistan to scale K2, the second highest mountain in the world, but had to abandon the climb near the top to rescue his friend below. He lost his way during the descent and wandered to a remote village where the villagers nursed him back to health.