KARACHI: The country’s leading humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi, was discharged on Tuesday from the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
He had been admitted a day earlier because of weakness. “I am better now,” he told The Express Tribune from Edhi Foundation’s head office in Kharadar. He has already resumed work.
Edhi’s wife, Bilquis, said that he is much better now but still complains that he is feeling weak. “I wanted to take him out for some fresh air but he refused and told me that he will get tired,” she said. Edhi had fainted on Sunday at Edhi Home in Sohrab Goth after seeing the bodies of the men killed in the Turbat massacre. “The incident is still weighing heavy on his mind. He repeatedly says that the poor people were just going to earn their livelihood when they were gunned down,” said Bilquis. “He is losing his willpower.”
The philanthropist takes medication to control high blood pressure and fits, but the doctors did not prescribe any other medicines after he was hospitalised, saying that it was nothing serious.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2012.
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