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SBP unveils Rs50 coin in honour of Dr. Ruth Pfau

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative coin worth Rs50 in recognition of meritorious services rendered by Pakistan's Mother Teresa" Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, ARY News reported. The coin was unveiled by SBP Governnor Tariq Bajwa and the German ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler at the SBP Headquarters in Karachi. The coin be available for public issuance across the country through SBP Banking Service Corporation offices from May 9. Dr. Pfau's untiring efforts brought…

Pakistan Post releases commemorative stamp to honour Ruth Pfau

KARACHI: Pakistan Post Office on Monday released commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the services of leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau for the country. At a launching ceremony held today at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) Head Office, a commemorative stamp of worth Rs8 was issued by Pakistan Post Office on the directives of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The stamp was released and displayed for public to give honour to late Dr Ruth Pfau, founding member of MALC, for her dedicated services of over 55 years…

Karachi’s Civil Hospital to be renamed after Dr Ruth Pfau: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday announced to rename the Civil Hospital Karachi in recognition of the humanitarian Dr Ruth Pfau. The chief minister after attending state funeral of Dr Ruth Pfau at Christian Cemetery directed Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon to issue a notification to name Civil Hospital as Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. “She had dedicated her entire life fighting against leprosy in the country, particularly in Sindh and founded a dedicated hospital in the city,” said CM…

Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest after state funeral in Karachi

KARACHI: Leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau – who devoted her last 50 years of life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan – was laid to rest with state honour at Gora Qabaristan on Saturday (today), ARY News reported. In pursuance of the announcement by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, state funeral was accorded to Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau. A gun-salute was offered by contingents of all three Armed Forces of Pakistan present on the occasion. President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed…

Ray of hope to lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Dr Ruth Pfau, who served leprosy patients selflessly with devotion, passed away at the age of 88 here on Thursday morning. The German nun lost her battle with life while she was undergoing a surgery at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre. Dubbed as Pakistani ‘Mother Teresa’ for her compassion towards lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau came to Pakistan from Germany in 1960 and dedicated her rest of life to serve people suffering from leprosy. She was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz, second highest civilian award of country in 1979,…