KARACHI: The nation commemorated the services of prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his fourth death anniversary.
The iconic humanitarian was born on February 28, 1928, in Gujarat before the partition of the sub-continent. He breathed his last on July 8, 2016, at the age of 88 in Karachi.
Edhi started welfare services in 1951 and later established the world’s largest volunteer ambulance network along with homeless shelters, animal shelters and orphanages across the country.
Edhi won respect from every stratum of society for an ascetic lifestyle that was devoted to helping the poor regardless of their background.
Edhi was honoured with several awards for his selfless services in the cause of humanity, both on the national and international levels.