This morning Pakistan lost one of its most distinguished philanthropists when Dr. Ruth Pfau passed away during a surgery in Karachi.
Since the 1960’s she had dedicated her life to serving those suffering from Leprosy in Pakistan. In 1988 she was awarded Pakistani citizenship in recognition of her tireless commitment to this country and its people.
Recipient of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Pakistan, Dr. Ruth Pfau’s name will always figure prominently among those few selfless people whose life was an embodiment of love and sacrifice.
We bring to you her inspirational journey in pictures.
In this picture, Dr. Ruth Pfau is seen examining a patient in Gilgit, Pakistan.