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  • Dr Ruth Pfau’s death widely condoled

    KARACHI: The German diplomatic mission in the city and the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Thursday condoled the death of Dr Ruth Pfau, lovingly called the Mother Teresa of Pakistan, and showered eulogies on her for her lifelong quest to turn Pakistan into a leprosy-free country...

    The consulate general of Germany in Karachi expressed deep sorrow on the passing away of Dr Pfau, who founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre...

  • The height Dr Ruth Pfau scaled

    It was then I realised that the host was talking about none other than Dr Ruth Pfau, the founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center in the area,” narrated Dr Raheel...

    The fact that Dr Ruth traversed the area on foot and horseback to serve the ailing gave a glimpse to the visitors of her contribution...

  • Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi after state funeral

    A state funeral with full national honours was held in Karachi for Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion who passed away at the age of 87 earlier this month...

    Pfau, a German-Pakistani doctor who dedicated her life to helping leprosy patients in Pakistan, was one of the founders of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC)...

  • PM Abbasi announces state funeral for late Dr Ruth Pfau

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday announced a state funeral for Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprosy patients, who passed away earlier today at the age of 87...

    "The entire nation is indebted to Ruth Pfau for her selflessness and unmatched services for eradication of leprosy," PM Abbasi said in a press release...

  • My first meeting with Dr Ruth Pfau, the angel of Manghopir

    When I first saw Dr Ruth Pfau sitting under an old banyan tree in Manghopir, it reminded me of a childhood story told by my great grandmother, Babi...

    That image came to mind when I saw Dr Pfau sitting and knitting under a banyan tree in the hilly area of Manghopir, a poor neighbourhood of Karachi...

  • Dr Ruth Pfau honoured by German govt

    KARACHI: Across generations and across borders, Dr Ruth Pfau remains a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprosy patients...

    At a ceremony held on Monday to celebrate her services to some of the most ostracised segments of society, the German consulate awarded Dr Pfau with the Staufer Medal in gold, its highest order of merit for service to the state...

  • Small museum showcasing Dr Ruth Pfau’s belongings unveiled

    KARACHI: As the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre on Saturday said it was working hard to achieve zero leprosy in the country, the MALC management unveiled a small museum housed in Dr Ruth Pfau’s rooms in the charity’s building, showcasing her belongings and rare pictures...

    Dr Pfau, who founded the charity six decades ago and ran it with lifelong dedication, was a voracious reader, which was evident from the loads of books, mainly in her...

  • My first meeting with Dr Ruth Pfau, the angel of Manghopir

    This piece was originally published on August 11, 2017When I first saw Dr Ruth Pfau sitting under an old banyan tree in Manghopir, it reminded me of a childhood story told by my great grandmother, Babi...

    That image came to mind when I saw Dr Pfau sitting and knitting under a banyan tree in the hilly area of Manghopir, a poor neighbourhood of Karachi...

  • Homage paid to Dr Ruth Pfau on her first death anniversary

    KARACHI: Holding a lone red rose in one hand and a little white candle in the other, the patients, staff and guests at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) observed the first death anniversary of Dr Ruth Pfau on Friday...

    Pfau was a German doctor and nun, who dedicated 57 years of her life to eradicating leprosy from Pakistan...

  • Queen of crime fiction Ruth Rendell dies

    LONDON: Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell, who wrote over 60 books in a career spanning five decades, died on Saturday at the age of 85...

    Rendell was best known for thrillers that delved into the criminal mind as well as the long-running television series based on her work, “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries”...

  • Love in abundance at Dr Pfau’s state funeral

    KARACHI: The devoted German-Pakistani humanitarian and founding member of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC), Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau, who passed away on August 10, was laid to rest at the Christian cemetery following a well-attended state funeral here on Saturday...

    The Pakistan flag flew at half mast in the gentle morning breeze as her body, placed on a gun carriage, was brought to the entrance of St Patrick’s Cathedral...

  • Coin in memory of Dr Pfau unveiled

    KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa and German Ambas­sador to Pakistan Martin Kobler unveiled a Rs50 commemorative coin at the SBP headquarters on Tuesday in memory of Dr Ruth Pfau...

    Mr Kobler, on the occasion, thanked the government of Pakistan...

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