Abdul Sattar Edhi has passed away 9 July 2016. Abdul Sattar Edhi funeral prayers will be offered after Zuhr 9 July 2016 Govt should immediately announce a state funeral with a 21 gun salute. If he is buried after Zohar prayers,I will shut my doors 2 democracy.
Rest in peace Abdul Sattar Edhi.
“His funeral prayers will be offered at the Memon Masjid in Bolton Market, Karachi after Zuhr prayers on Saturday,” announced his son Faisal Edhi. And he will be buried at the Edhi village centre.
Edhi, 88, was critically ill and was put on a ventilator earlier in the day. He started facing difficulty while breathing during his routine dialysis procedure. He was under treatment at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
His son Faisal Edhi and wife Bilquis Edhi had requested the nation for prayers for Abdul Sattar Edhi’s health after doctors had termed his condition critical.
Now it has been learnt that Abdul Sattar Edhi is no more.
Referred to as “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa”-Edhi is survived by four children and his wife Bilquis Edhi.
Pakistan mourns the death of the biggest humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi today. He was the founder and chairman of the Edhi Foundation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced one day of mourning, a state funeral and highest civil award the Nishan-e-Imtiaz in honor of Eidhi Sahab.
Prime Minister who is likely to return to Pakistan from London later in the evening tomorrow expressed a wish to attend the funeral. However Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will now attend the funeral in his stead,
PM NS announces State funeral & Pakistan’s highest civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz for the one &only Edhi Sb. You will be alive in our hearts!
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 8, 2016
Who was Abdul Sattar Edhi?
Edhi, was born in 1928 in a village called Bantva inside what is now India’s Gujarat state.
He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service in 1986. The Edhi Foundation operates ambulance services, orphanages, women’s shelters, dispensaries and morgues in several Pakistani cities.
Last year Jone Boone of The Guardian regarded Abdul Sattar Edhi “Pakistan’s humble founder of a charity empire.”
Edhi was renowned world over for his social work. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize as well.
Edhi Sahab had bagged many national and international awards for his services to humanity.
People take it social media to mourn the death of the biggest humanitarian.
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) July 8, 2016
Govt shd immediately announce a state funeral with a 21 gun salute. If he is buried after Zohar prayers,I will shut my doors 2 democracy
— Tehmina Durrani (@TehminaDurrani) July 8, 2016
#Edhi sahib has passed away. death claims everyone but there are a few like him who defeat space and time. the flag should fly at half-mast.
— EH (@ejazhaider) July 8, 2016
— Wasay Jalil (@WasayJalil) July 8, 2016
Allah will receive him with open arms… This world loses one of His men. There will never be another like #Edhi.. Rest in peace
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) July 8, 2016
With legendary Edhi sahib passing away not only Pakistan but the world will mourn the loss of a great human being.May he rest in peace-Ameen
— Gen Asim Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) July 8, 2016
Abdul Sattar #Edhi was a great philanthropist who served the humanity without any discrimination. He was a role model &an asset for Pakistan
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) July 8, 2016
Lucky to have met the man who I respect not only for his work for others but his courage to withstand bullies & bribes #Edhi
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) July 8, 2016
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) July 8, 2016
I express my deep sense of grief on the demise of Abdul Sattar #EdhiSahab. He was a noble soul who dedicated his life in service of mankind.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 8, 2016