President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday became the first president to donate all his body organs after signing a bill to enact a law to regulate transplant of human organs in the country. The president made the announcement of donating his whole body after signing the document.
The law makes sale and unauthorised transplant of body organs punishable with up to 10 years in prison, and provides for a regulatory mechanism, for the removal, storage and transplantation of human organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes.
President Zardari said he took the decision in light of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s philosophy of living for others. Here is an excellent article in Urdu on this topic, written by Ahsan Abbas Shah: