The savior and hero of Pakistan’s leprosy patients, Dr. Ruth Pfau, has unfortunately passed away.
Dr. Ruth Pfau passed away due to age-related illnesses.
— Geo English (@geonews_english) August 10, 2017
Dr. Ruth Pfau was a German nun who traveled to Pakistan with the will and passion to help those in need.
In 1960, she decided that she wanted to help those suffering from leprosy in Pakistan, after visiting a leprosy colony in Karachi. She dedicated fifty years of her life in trying to combat the disease in Pakistan. Her hard work eventually led to the formation of The Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre.
Pakistanis have been left absolutely heartbroken after learning about her death. They have taken to social media to express their grief over the matter.
Imran Khan remembered Dr. Ruth Pfau in his message
Saddened to learn of Dr Ruth Pfau's passing. Her spirit of selfless dedication leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
Sherry Rehman rightly stated how we ought to be grateful to Dr. Ruth for her hard work
She came to Pakistan 56 years ago and spent her life looking after the diseased and dispossessed. We owe u a debt of gratitude Dr Ruth Pfau?
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) August 10, 2017
Aseefa Zardari also talked about Dr. Ruth and her service to the country
Dr Ruth Pfau helped &looked after some of the most marginalised in Pakistani society.We should all take up her mantle. May she rest in peace
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) August 10, 2017
Reham Khan mentioned how people like Dr. Ruth are an inspiration for ex-pats to return to Pakistan
Lots of ex pats like myself come back to Pakistan because of inspirational ppl like Dr Ruth Pfau. RIP pic.twitter.com/h2ANNWbGLO
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) August 10, 2017
She was rightly termed a legend
Dr Ruth Pfau. Pakistani legend. Represented the pinnacle of human empathy & dedication. May God grant her soul peace & tranquility. pic.twitter.com/kqgYDk8Wrf
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) August 10, 2017
And was referred to as the ‘light to Pakistan’s lepers’
Light to Pakistan's lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau passes away in Karachi https://t.co/LlgcYqohPj
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) August 10, 2017
She was also called an angel
An angel left the world
Dr Ruth Pfau 1929-2017
She has, single-handedly, turned the tide of leprosy in Pak.
She was German bt loves Pakistan pic.twitter.com/xGrMBRfkUN
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) August 10, 2017
And her true spirit of patriotism was remembered as well
Another Sad Day For Pakistani Nation, Dr Ruth Pfau A Lady who Born For Pakistan Die For Pakistan. #UmairAhmad
— Umair Ahmad (@UmairAhmadTPC) August 10, 2017
Overall, her passing away was also called a great loss for humanity
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) August 10, 2017
Truly, Dr. Ruth’s passing away is a huge loss for Pakistan. We can only hope that others are inspired by her hard work and choose to continue her mission.
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