Islamabad, Mar.18 (ANI): In what can certainly be described as a noble gesture, Pakistan Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has donated his all body parts and organs.
Speaking after signing a bill to regulate transplant of human organs in the country, Zardari announced that he was donating his whole body after his life.
Zardari said he has taken the decision in accordance with the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's philosophy of 'living for others.'
Seeking public support to counter the illegal human organ trade in the country, he said no law could be effective without people's support.
The bill signed by Zardari has made any unauthorised organ transplants punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, The Daily Times reports.
It also has a provision for a regulatory mechanism, including a high-level federal monitoring authority as well as the formation of evaluation committees for the removal, storage and transplantation of human organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes. (ANI)