ISLAMABAD: Abdul Sattar Edhi’s compassion for humanity reflected throughout his life, said a press release here Monday. In a statement issued by the US embassy, the US Ambassador David Hale said Edhi came from humble beginnings and saw great sufferings around him in his youth but he used those lessons to help others. “We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Abdul Sattar Edhi,” Hale added. He further said in the course of more than 60 years of philanthropy, Edhi along with his wife Bilquis Edhi, created the Edhi Foundation which has provided humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in need both in Pakistan and abroad. Whether creating the world’s largest ambulance service providing free and low cost medical care, training nurses or building rehabilitation and welfare centres throughout the country Edhi’s life work was devoted to providing assistance and care anywhere there was a need. “We join the people of Pakistan and the Edhi family in mourning the passing of this great soul,” he added.