Mother Teresa of Pakistan, Dr. Ruth Pfau had reportedly made three wishes before her death on August 15th.
Her wishes were as following:
1. Dr. Pfau did not have any desire to be kept alive on a ventilator.
2. She for some reason wanted to be buried in a red dress.
3. She needed her dead body to be brought to the same hospital she had been in charge of, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center.
Ruth Pfau had dedicated her life to treating leprosy in Pakistan died at the age of 87 years.
She is the third citizen after Quaid-e-Azam and Abdul Sattar Edhi to get a state funeral service in Pakistan. Pakistan’s ‘Mom Teresa’ Dr Ruth Pfau, who devoted a lifetime to battling leprosy in the nation, was laid to rest at Karachi’s Gora Qabristan with full state honours on Saturday.
Head of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the burial ceremony of Dr Ruth pfau, after arriving in Karachi earlier today.
Among the dignitaries who attended the burial of Pakistan’s humanitarian hero were President Mamnoon Hussain, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, IG Sindh, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah alongside his bureau was additionally present at the ceremony.
Dr Ruth’s state burial service was performed with national respects at St Patrick’s Cathedral prior today. Military conveyed the coffin containing Dr Ruth’s body to St Patrick’s Cathedral in Saddar in a gun convoy.The flag of Vatican City was additionally raised at the church Saturday morning, while the national flag of Pakistan stayed at half pole.
A 19-gun salute was offered amid the memorial service procedures, with contingents of each of the three Armed Forces of Pakistan present on the event.