Ruth Pfau has been an extremely important figure to the people of Pakistan. Throughout her life, in fact, she has always done her best to help others. Precisely for this reason, many today call her the ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’. As a doctor and a nun, she dedicated much of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan. In fact, she has coordinated the activities of hundreds of hospitals throughout the country. For this reason she was the first woman to get a state funeral in Pakistan.