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Dr Ruth Pfau will be remembered as ambassador of humanity: COAS

RAWALPINDI, AUG 10 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa responded to the demise of Dr Ruth Pfau saying she will be remembered as the ambassador for humanity.

Dr Pfau passed away today at the age of 87 in Karachi after her welfare and social services for the people of Pakistan. For the past 57 years, she treated leprosy patients after coming from Germany in 1960, and earned Pakistani nationality in 1988.

In a tweet posted by ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor, COAS was quoted saying, “Prayers for Dr Ruth Pfua. We shall remember you as Ambassador of humanity and for selfless services to the people of Pakistan. RIP.”

She was honoured with the second highest civilian award, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, and Hilal-i-Pakistan in 1979 and 1980 respectively.

Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif also paid a tribute to Dr Ruth Pfau by saying, “Really sorry to hear about Dr Ruth Pfau.. What an incredible life she lived in the service of suffering humanity! She will be dearly missed.”

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