Sindh CM seeks permission for state funeral for Ruth Pfau
12 August, 2017, 19:35 | Author: Hope Soto
Pakistan has been home to the gems like Dr Ruth Pfau and Abdul Sattar Edhi who dedicated their lives for the welfare of the people of Pakistan. Even still, Pfau continued to push for public awareness of leprosy in her last years, pointing out that there were still 300 to 400 new cases of the disease reported each year, and it would take at least another 20 years of concentrated effort to eliminate it from Pakistan.
Zainab said Pfau was a "beacon of hope for underprivileged" people. After the war, her family escaped the communist regime in East Germany and moved to West Germany, where Sister Pfau studied medicine. Mark Lobel at the BBC reports that's when she saw leprosy up close for the first time and decided that would be her life's work. She was a devoted Christian nun and a member of the society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary. She convinced the government and then bosses of the health care management system to start a National Leprosy Control Programme in partnership with Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center (MALC). However, they gave full credit to Dr. Ruth Pfau who helped them and made positive changes in their lives through her inspirational personality. "He crawled on hands and feet into this dispensary, acting as if this was quite normal, as if someone has to crawl there through that slime and dirt on hands and feet, like a dog".
"Well if it doesn't hit you the first time, I don't think it will ever hit you", she told the BBC in 2010 about her first encounter with leprosy. However, it is far more important to carry forward her mission and cause even more diligently.
She said leprosy remained a problem in Pakistan from the 1950s until about 1996 and that Pfau played a key role in efforts by Pakistan and the World Health Organization to bring the disease under control. Last year, the number of patients under treatment for leprosy in Pakistan fell to 531, down from 19,398 in the 1980s, according to the Karachi daily Dawn.
She was also awarded the Staufer Medal at the German consulate Karachi in 2015.
Through the letter he sought a state funeral from the president in her honor and recognition of her invaluable service to Pakistan. The government of Pakistan bestowed her with Sitara-e-Pakistan, Hilal-e-Pakistan and Hilal-e-Imtiaz for her invaluable contributions. She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988.
She also authored several books about her experiences, including To Light A Candle, which has been translated into English.
Salwa Zainab, a spokeswoman at Pfau's office, said Friday a funeral service will be held August 19 in Karachi, where Pfau died on Thursday.
It could be a hybrid between Samsung's Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 that aims to serve the goal of both a smartwatch and fitness band. The device was spotted visiting the FCC with features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support but the other details remain unknown.
The U.S. island territory in the western Pacific Ocean is ringed by beaches, studded with palm trees and packed with bombs. The Thaad system, of which at least one is permanently based at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam , could also take a shot.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the USA needs to stop backing him into a corner. Obama also said that US forces were now reanalyzing the strategic positioning of America's missile defense systems.
In the clip, The Situation describes Pauly D as his former "boy in the house", but laments that they haven't spoken in five years. He also sports his famous "motorcycle-proof" hair even if he tries to wear more sensible hairstyles during the past five years.
Pilots should also check NOTAMs carefully for possible TFRs and other events that could affect planned flights around August 21. Where can the solar eclipse be seen? There are several viewing parties planned here for the community and tourists.
I keep saying that. "And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years". Yet United's starting XI cost €417 million (S$667 million), compared to Real's €273 million.
Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal , but Vardy's second goal looked to have won it for Leicester until the sensational finale.
This summer we had to do that because we had one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League. You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
629 ft. cargo ship runs aground, closes St Marys River
Contracted divers conducted an initial assessment of the vessel's stern and determined that it is structurally sound. Stateside's conversation with Lieutenant Junior Grade Sean Murphy of the United States Coast Guard.
North Korea says no negotiations over its nukes
And Trump's previous notion that China could simply solve this problem for everyone is magical thinking. "Not even close. They eventually agreed to measures that the US says will cost North Korea more than a billion dollars each year.
S&P closes barely lower despite N. Korea tensions
Non-OPEC production will get a health check later today when the Baker Hughes U.S. rig count is published at 1:00 p.m. Right now, we're going to treat the current selling as a much needed short-term correction.
Justice League Reshoots Will "Lighten Up" The Movie, Actor Says
Cyborg ) in Justice League , yesterday stated that one of the reasons for the extensive reshoots was to " lighten up the film ". In fact, Affleck said he thinks that things are finally starting to work and DC is getting things right as they move forward.
LG reportedly working on V30 Plus smartphone
It's well-known that Samsung's AMOLED screens are some of the best in terms of smartphones, but LG isn't too far behind. While there are many factors worth considering, but the spec-sheet says a lot about the phone and its value for money.