Corps commander Karachi visits Abdul Sattar Edhi

Published: June 21, 2016
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Lt Gen Mukhtar says Edhi is the pride of the nation and is the name of humanity and compassion. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

Lt Gen Mukhtar says Edhi is the pride of the nation and is the name of humanity and compassion. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

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.

Inadvertent mistake: FO faux pas on Edhi’s demise rumours

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.

Army chief sends bouquet, well wishes to ailing Edhi

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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Jibran
    Jun 21, 2016 - 6:48PM

    What? Why? In what capacity? At the cost of public money? Doesn’t he have more pressing issues at hand?Recommend

  • Kamran
    Jun 21, 2016 - 8:01PM

    Salute to the great human being. Our hopes for humanity is still alive somewhere within us because of few great men like Edhi.Recommend

  • Rahul
    Jun 21, 2016 - 10:17PM

    Corps Commander’s social calendar can only be news in Pakistan.Recommend

  • GnayAly Akbar
    Jun 22, 2016 - 2:18AM

    Actually so called rulers of this country are not attached with the soil of the motherland Pakistan & this is theRecommend

  • Junaid memon
    Jun 22, 2016 - 4:43AM

    A great hero of Pakistan . Recommend

  • FAZ
    Jun 22, 2016 - 4:47AM

    @Rahul:
    And only India has trolls that follow such newsRecommend

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