KARACHI: Renowned humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Soyam prayers were held on Sunday at Karachi’s Memon Masjid.
The Soyam function was scheduled to be held at 930 AM.
According to the Edhi Foundation spokesman, preparations were made for recitation of Quran and (Fateha) prayers to be offered for Edhi’s departed soul on the occasion.
Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal had directed IG Sindh and Karachi police chief to provide complete security at the Soyam gathering.
Revered humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi was laid to rest at the Edhi Village on Saturday in a grave he had dug for himself 25 years ago.
Funeral prayers for Edhi, who passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness at the age of 88, were attended by top military and political leadership amid strict security.
AFP adds: Edhi, whose death was confirmed by his son Faisal, was revered for setting up maternity wards, morgues, orphanages, shelters and homes for the elderly, picking up where limited government-run services fell short.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a state funeral and day of national mourning in honour of the man who owned just two sets of clothes, but whose work uplifting the nation´s destitute and orphans cemented his place in the hearts of Pakistan´s masses.
Edhi, known as a ´servant of humanity´ and who also ran the world´s largest private ambulance network, was suffering from severe kidney problems according to his son.