Dr. Ruth Pfau three last wishes

Remembering Pakistans very own Mother Teresa

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah ordered, on Saturday, the renaming of Karachi's Civil Hospital after Dr Ruth Pfau, following the state funeral given to the German-Pakistani doctor. She is to be buried in her adopted homeland.

Contingents of Pakistan Armed Forces are also present at the funeral.

(Web Desk) - Dr. Ruth Pfau fondly known as 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa, passed away on August 10 in Karachi.

Her second wish reflected her rampant love for humanity and the patients he treated as she asked for bringing her dead body to Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, the hospital of which she was in charge.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the official funeral would mark her "selfless and unmatched" services to the country.

A 19-gun salute was also presented to Dr Pfau's casket at St Patrick's Cathedral.

Dr Pfau, a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to battling leprosy in Pakistan, was laid to rest in Gora Qabaristan. Wherever she went to treat people, she became one of them. "She gave her life to others", he said, recalling that she used to say, "I'm not treating a disease, I'm treating a person". Dr Ruth visited Pakistan in the 1960s and ended up staying, adopting Pakistan as her new home as she dedicated her life to taking care of leprosy patients.

One minute silence was also observed by those who attended the state funeral.

She received numerous honours for her work, including the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Pakistan and the German Staufer Medal.

Her death drew messages of condolences from all sections of society with tributes pouring in on social media.

Before Dr Pfau's final rites were performed, the admirers and companions of Dr Pfau were given a chance to see her for the last time at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, near Saddar, which was founded by her.

The last rites of Dr. Pfau were performed at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Karachi in presence of the President of Pakistan.

Dr Pfau visualized the need to establish a Leprosy hospital in order to cater to the needs of the many patients visiting the dispensary.

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