The Mother of Pakistan Bilquis Edhi Passes Away

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Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of deceased Abdul Sattar Edhi, died at the age of 74. She had earned recognition as a humanitarian and philanthropist. She died after a brief hospitalization. She was not in a serious condition but remained in the hospital for a couple of more days. She was a professional nurse and headed the Bilquis Edhi Foundation.

Her condition had stabilized earlier today, according to her relatives. She was taken to a hospital in Karachi and admitted for three days after her blood pressure rapidly fell. Bilquis had been ill for the past month, according to an Edhi Foundation spokesperson. Bilquis Bano Edhi had congestive heart failure and she has already gone through a heart bypass twice.

According to the Impact Hallmarks’ domino effect verdict, Bilquis Edhi was named the most influential person of the first two decades of the twenty-first century, a spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation disclosed. Bilquis Edhi was a nurse practitioner who ran the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. In April 1966, Abdul Sattar Edhi proposed to her, and they married.

The Mother of Pakistan had been her nickname. She was born in Karachi in 1947. She was the founder of the Bilquis Edhi Foundation and got the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1986 with her husband. Her organization provides a number of services in Pakistan, including a hospital and an emergency response service in Karachi. She and her husband’s organization had helped to save almost 16,000 unwanted newborns.

Furthermore, she dedicated more than six decades of her life to helping those in need. By placing cradles at Edhi Homes and centers across the country, her organization has saved over 42,000 unwanted newborns. After the demise of Bilquis Edhi today, the shadow of the mother has lifted from the heads of many children.

After the demise of Bilquis Edhi, the renowned personalities of Pakistan took to Twitter and paid tribute to her.

PTI senator Faisal Javed wrote: “Saddened to hear of the passing of Bilquis Edhi, Wife of great Edhi Sab and mother of Faisal Edhi. May ALLAH rest her soul in peace and give her family enough strength to cope with this huge loss. Ameen.” Renowned Journalist Maria Memon wrote that Pakistan will never be able to pay off her debt.