Ruth Pfau to be honoured today
KARACHI: The Jinnah Society will hold a reception on Friday to honour the veteran social worker Ruth Pfau of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre for outstanding services to Pakistan from 1960 to 2003.
It will award her the Jinnah Award for 2002, according to a press release. According to the release, German-born Ruth Pfau has been working in the field of leprosy for more than 40 years in Pakistan. She settled in Pakistan in 1960, gained citizenship and dedicated her life to fighting leprosy in the country.
The release said that Ms Pfau has already been honoured with several awards by the Government of Pakistan. It stated that Investment and Privatisation Federal Minister Senator Abdul Hafeez Sheikh would be the chief guest at the ceremony. Mehreen Khan will also attend the ceremony.
The Jinnah Society, which made the 1999 movie ‘Jinnah,’ was established in 1997 to propagate the ideas and vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah. The organization has also given awards to Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi, Graham Layton of the Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust and the late Hakim Mohammed Said.