Pfau built a small clinic called the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in 1963. Since it’s inception , the centre has treated over 50000 families.
“Dr Pfau was a symbol of pride for this province and for all of Pakistan,” said the CM Sindh while announcing the renaming. He further directed chief secretary Sindh to release the notification after making the announcement.
President Mamnoon Hussain, CM Sindh and Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair were in attendance along with officials from the German Consulate in Karachi.
Dr Pfau was awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1979 by the government of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Dr Pfau passed away on August 10, 2017, at the age of 87 in Karachi and was laid to rest in Gora Qabaristan following a state funeral held on Saturday amid high security