Pakistan's Angel Of Mercy Edhi Dies Aged 88
May his soul rest in peace
Legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi died on Friday at a hospital in Karachi following a prolonged illness.
He was undergoing treatment for kidney-related issues at the hospital for the past few weeks but his condition had deteriorated earlier on Friday and he was breathing with the help of a ventilator.
His funeral will take place on Saturday in Karachi.
Who is Edhi?
Known as “Angel of Mercy”, Edhi devoted his life to the poor and destitute. He was internationally recognised for his social work. Six decades ago he had established a welfare foundation that he oversaw together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi.
Dubai residents are extremely saddened by the news
Unimaginable amount of hurdles must have come in his way. Political, sectarian, administrative nightmares. But #Edhi stood. And fought.— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 8, 2016
The man who rescued over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitated 50,000 plus orphans and trained 40,000 nurses is no more #Edhi— waqas ahmad (@AhmedFcma) July 8, 2016