Famous American Actor Sean Penn talking to internationally renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife Bilquis Edhi during his visit to Bilquis Edhi Female Child Home Clifton.                —APP photo by Sahib Zaman

KARACHI:The American film icon, Sean Penn, visited the Bilquis Edhi Female Child Home in Clifton here on Saturday.

He was accompanied by the Consul General of the United States in Karachi, William Martin.

On arrival he was received by Maulana Abdus Sattar Edhi. Begum Bilquis Edhi was also present on the occasion.

Sean Penn visited various sections of the Edhi Home and saw the students acquiring education. He also visited the classrooms and the computer centre.

On the occasion, he praised the social and humanitarian work that has been undertaken by the Edi Foundation.

Sean Penn said it was an honour for him to get the opportunity to meet a personality like Maulana Abdus Sattar Edhi.

The US Consul General in Karachi, William Martin, later told reporters that it was a pleasure to meet with Edhi Saheb and introduce him to Sean Penn, who is a very famous American actor.

He remarked that he wanted to bring the American film icon to meet one of the great Pakistanis who inspires with his big heart and generosity.

Earlier, Sean Penn accompanied by William Martin visited the shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi. They laid floral wreaths and paid their respect.