Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252

Renowned Anti-Leprosy Campaigner: Social Activist Dr. Ruth Pfaus Laid To Rest

Karachi, 21 August, (

An eminent social activist Dr . Ruth Pfau was laid to rest in presence of thousands of members of civil society, friends and her well-wishers with complete state honour at Gora Qabristan in Karachi yesterday.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, representatives of three armed forces and a number of foreign dignitaries also attended her funeral ceremony.

The contingents of all the three armed forces gave nineteen guns salute on the occasion of her burial.

She had died on 10th of this month after protracted illness.

Dr Pfau was founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan.

She was born in Germany, came to Pakistan in the 1960s and dedicated her life to taking care of leprosy patients.

It was due to the endless struggle of Dr Pfau that Pakistan defeated the disease and became leprosy-free in 1996.

She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988 and received numerous awards for her services.

- Asian Tribune -

Social activist Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest with complete state honour at Gora Qabristan in Karachi
diconary view
Share this