Dr. Ruth Pfau departs the world with three last wishes
Her second wish reflected her rampant love for humanity and the patients he treated as she asked that her dead body should be brought to Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, the hospital of which she was in charge.
The final wish relates to the aesthetic sense of the humanitarian as Dr Pfau wanted to be buried in a red dress.
The dead body of Pfau was shifted to MALC from Holy Family Hospital earlier today where the patients caught a glimpse of her.
Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest after state funeral 08:43 AM | 19 Aug, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's starlet leprosy healer Dr. Ruth Pfau was laid to rest amid tears and sobs at the Christian ...
Pfau was draped in a red dress, and was soon after laid to rest in a state funeral.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Karachi mayor Waseem Akhter and other high-level officials would attend her last rites.
A gun-salute would be offered on the occasion as well and local administration has devised traffic plan for the day.
She was suffering from complications related to old age and had been admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital two weeks ago where her condition was pronounced unstable.
It was due to her efforts that the World Health Organisation (WHO) finally declared Pakistan a leprosy-free country in 1966.
The Pakistani government honoured her with the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1979. She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988.
Dr Pfau also actively took part in rehabilitation work when Sindh was hit by floods in 2010.
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