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.