2017-08-11

'Pakistan's Mother Teresa' dies in Karachi

Pakistan Forward

ISLAMABAD -- German-born humanitarian worker Dr. Ruth Pfau, also referred to by many as "Pakistan's Mother Teresa", died at age 87 in Karachi Thursday (August 10), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.

Pfau founded the country's National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan. She had been hospitalised for two weeks.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who hailed Pfau's "exemplary services" in a statement, announced a state funeral for her. It is scheduled for August 19 in Karachi.

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