NEWS DESK: Dr Ruth Pfau passed away at a Karachi hospital early Thursday morning after a long illness at the age of 87. Naturally, tributes to the late messiah for Pakistani lepers started pouring in.
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.
β Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 10, 2017
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
β Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) August 10, 2017
I was doing a story on Afghan refugee camps in Karachi and came across Dr Ruth Pfau, one of the few people helping the camps, ten years ago
β fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) August 10, 2017
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 Pfauπ
β SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) August 10, 2017
She revolutionized leprosy treatment in Pakistan. Today she went home to her Maker. We’ll miss you, Dr. Ruth Pfau. Shukriya and danke schon. pic.twitter.com/VmfzeM3Mla
β Bina Shah (@BinaShah) August 10, 2017
Lots of ex pats like myself come back to Pakistan because of inspirational ppl like Dr Ruth Pfau. RIP pic.twitter.com/h2ANNWbGLO
β Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) August 10, 2017
Selfless dedication 2 serving humanity,Dr Ruth pfau’s untiring efforts 2fight leprosy in Pakistan will go down in the annals of history RIP
β Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) August 10, 2017
Tribute to great services of Mother Teresa of #Pakistan, Dr Ruth Pfau .Her services for fighting against Leprosy are
β Dr. Fouzia Hameed (@FouziaHameed) August 10, 2017
Prayers for Dr Ruth Pfua. “We shall remember you as Ambassador of humanity and for selfless services to the people of Pakistan. RIP”, COAS.
β Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 10, 2017
Saddened to learn of Dr Ruth Pfau’s passing. Her spirit of selfless dedication leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.
β Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 10, 2017
Pakistani lepersβ light Dr Ruth Pfau is no more. Thank you doctor. We are indebted. pic.twitter.com/AWXYxZdCfG
β Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) August 10, 2017
Saddened to hear about Dr Ruth Pfau passing away. It is people like her who make the world a better place to live in
β Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 10, 2017
Story first published: 10th August 2017