The sixth death anniversary of great humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed on Friday.

Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928, in Gujarat. He started welfare services in 1951.

He established world largest volunteer ambulance network along with shelters for homeless people and animals and orphanages across the country.

Many international and national awards, including Asian Noble, the Lenin Peace Prize and Nishan-e-Imtiaz were bestowed upon him in recognition of his services for humanity.

He breathed his last on this day in 2016 at the age of 88 in Karachi.

In a statement today, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has paid tribute to renowned social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his death anniversary.

The Prime Minister prayed Allah Almighty to bestow his blessings on Abdul Sattar Edhi for his selfless service of humanity.

He said Abdul Sattar Edhi is the pride of Pakistan who has spent all his life in the sincere service of humanity.

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