Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar visited Abdul Sattar Edhi at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Tuesday to inquire about his health.
The meeting comes three days after the Foreign Office inadvertently issued a condolence message “on the demise” of the philanthropist, before retracting the statement.
Lt Gen Mukhtar said Edhi is the pride of the nation and is the name of humanity and compassion.
Edhi has proved that with perseverance, all good deeds could be performed despite hindrances, the Corps Commander added.
On June 12, Army chief General Raheel Sharif and his wife sent a bouquet and a card to Edhi, wishing a healthy and peaceful life.
Earlier, Edhi turned down former president Asif Ali Zardari’s offer to be flown abroad for medical treatment, saying he preferred to receive treatment in Pakistan.
In the past, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz also offered to help Edhi in his treatment but he turned them down as well.
Edhi was diagnosed with kidney failure in June 2013 and was told by doctors he would have to be on dialysis for the rest of his life.