TO GO WITH Pakistan-weather-flood-Germany-charity FEATURE by Hasan Mansoor In this picture taken on December 2, 2010 Ruth Pfau (L), head of a Pakistani charity fighting leprosy and blindness, meets people in the flood-affected Begna village in southern Pakistan's Jati town. Every morning Ruth Pfau stands short and frail before a tall crucifix in Karachi's St Patrick's Cathedral. She bows her head, shuts her eyes, places her right hand on her heart and prays. It is the beginning of another long day for the 81-year-old nun known locally as Pakistan's Mother Teresa. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

Sister Ruth Pfau, known as the Mother Theresa of Pakistan, a medical doctor who dedicated her life to serve and treat leprosy patients, passed away on 10th August, 2017, after a long illness at the age of 87, at Aga Khan Hospital in the commercial path of Karachi. She was the founder of the National Leprosy Control Program; the Mary Adelaide Leprosy Center (MALC) in Karachi and in all provinces after arriving in Pakistan at the age of 29, in 1960. Due to her efforts, Pakistan was one of the first countries in Asia to control leprosy.

As reported by, Mosharraf Zaidi, a Pakistani columnist tweeted that “Dr. Ruth Pfau was a Pakistani legend who represented the pinnacle of human empathy and dedication. May God grant her soul peace and tranquility”

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, prime minister of Pakistan has announced a state funeral for Sr. Ruth and the funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Karachi on August 19, 2017.