Jamat-e- Islami Pakistan’s leader Asad Ullah Bhutto has paid homage to Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau. Dr. Ruth Pfau had devoted her life for the service of humankind, he said. Asad Ullah Bhutto Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan paid tribute to the Pakistan’s Mother Teresa who has left an indelible footprint in the service of humankind.
JI leader was addressing an audience during ceremony organized by the Minority Wing of Jamat-e-Islami. This ceremony was organized in order to pay tribute to the unforgettable services of Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German born physician who had played an instrumental role in curbing leprosy in Pakistan.
During his address Asad Ullah Bhutto said that Dr. Ruth was flag bearer of Christ’s mission. Jamat-e-Islami also believes in serving humanity without any discrimination of religion or race. On this occasion, President of Jamat-e-Islami Minority Wing Advocate Younus Sohan, also addressed the audience. Representatives of Christian, Muslilm and Hindu communities including Nadeem Sheikh, Mrs. Helen Saleem, Raja Asar Manglai, J.Paal Jhapariya, Pastor Shabir, Malik Hameed Ullah and others paid tribute to Dr. Pfau.
Continuing his address, Asad Ullah said that all of us have gathered together to pay tributes and acknowledge the valuable services of Dr. Ruth Pfau. He said that despite that fact that Dr. Ruth was not born in Pakistan, yet she served the country for the sake of humanity. She fought valiantly against the malevolent disease of leprosy. He urged the government to issue an honorary postal stamps and coins in the memory of Dr. Ruth Pfau.
Samuel Nazir- Vice President of Jamat-e-Islami Minority Wing said that Jamat-e-Islami believes in serving humanity and for this reason a meeting has been called in order to pay homage to Dr. Ruth Pfau who had served humanity all through her life. Pastor Amjad Farooq said that it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a Christian citizen was honored by carrying out a state funeral. He expressed gratitude towards the government for honoring Dr. Ruth Pfau.