ISLAMABAD, 9th July, 2016 (WAM) — Renowned Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who dedicated his life to the poor, has died at the age of 88.

Edhi’s family said he died on Friday at a medical centre in Karachi where he had been receiving the treatment for weeks.

The Edhi Foundation now provides a broad range of free social services, including ambulances, orphanages and support for the elderly and disabled. Thousands flocked to the National Stadium in Karachi on Saturday for his funeral, which was accorded the military guard of honour.