KARACHI: Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Dr. Ruth Pfau died on Thursday in Karachi. She was 87. She had devoted her life for eradicating leprosy in Pakistan. His funeral will be held on Saturday.
Born in 1929, Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau had been living in Pakistan since 1960. She founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan’s first hospital dedicated to treating the disease, and opened branches across the country.
In 1996, the World Health Organisation declared that leprosy had been controlled in Pakistan, which led Pfau to the more challenging task of eliminating the disease.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has expressed his sorrow and grief over the death of legendary Dr. Ruth Katharina. In his statement he said `our mother Teresa left us for heavenly abode’. He said that her services for ailing humanity, particularly of Leprosy would always be remembered in the history of the country golden words.
He said this while talking to the administration of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center, Sadar he visited this evening to express his grief with on the death of Dr Katharina, the founder of the center.