Pakistan bids farewell to national hero Abdul Sattar Edhi Abdul Sattar Edhi with one of the abandoned babies his foundation cared for
Eastern Eye Staff
A GLOOMY Pakistan on Saturday (July 9) bade farewell to its national hero Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the country’s largest welfare organisation who died last Friday (8) in Karachi aged 88. Edhi, whose death was confirmed by his son Faisal, was revered for setting up maternity wards, morgues, orphanages, shelters and homes for the elderly, picking up where limited government-run services fell short. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif announced a state funeral and day of national mourning in honour of the man who owned just two sets of clothes, but whose work uplifting the nation’s destitute and orphans cemented…
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