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Pakistan's celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

Islamabad: Pakistan's celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi has passed away at the age of 92 in Karachi, his son said on Saturday.

This file photo taken on October 15, 2015 shows Indian woman, Geeta being blessed byAbdul Sattar Edhi, the chairman of Edhi Foundation in Karachi. Abdul Sattar Edhi, died on July 8, 2016, at the age of 92, his son confirmed as tributes swiftly poured in for the humble man almost unanimously revered as a national hero
This file photo taken on October 15, 2015 shows Indian woman, Geeta being blessed byAbdul Sattar Edhi, the chairman of Edhi Foundation in Karachi. Abdul Sattar Edhi, died on July 8, 2016, at the age of 92, his son confirmed as tributes swiftly poured in for the humble man almost unanimously revered as a national hero. Pic/AFP

Sattar Edhi passed away on Friday night at a hospital in Karachi, Dawn online quoted his son Faisal Edhi as saying.

His funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon, his son said.

Edhi was heading a foundation which supported thousands of needy people and children. He was conferred several highest national civilian awards due to his services for humanity.

The Edhi Foundation is one of Pakistan's largest public welfare organisations and runs one of the biggest fleets of ambulances, dozens of clinics and orphanages in the country.

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