‘Pakistan's Mother Teresa’ dies aged 87, state funeral planned
A German-born nun who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi. She was 87.
Ruth Pfau was widely known as “Pakistan's Mother Teresa". She was eulogized by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for her contributions towards freeing the country of the contagious disease. 
Abbasi said in a statement that though Pfau may have been born in Germany, her heart was always in Pakistan. 
He announced that a state funeral would be held on August 19 in recognition of her services. Pfau had been living in Pakistan since 1960. 
She founded Pakistan's first hospital dedicated to treating leprosy, and opened branches across the country.