In 1961, Dr Pfau return to Pakistan from India and started an awareness campaign to contain leprosy. She trained local doctors and attracted foreign donations for building leprosy clinics across the country.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday confirmed to accord a state funeral for Dr. Ruth Pfau, who served leprosy patients selflessly with devotion, on Saturday August 19, 2017. This was confirmed by a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior in pursuance of an announcement by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. ‘In pursuance of announcement by Prime Minister of Pakistan, State Funeral shall be accorded to Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau,” said the notification. “The national flag of Pakistan shall…