Bilquis Edhi passes away at 74 in Karachi – Pakistan

Philanthropist and humanitarian Bilquis Bano Edhi died Friday at the age of 74 at Karachi Hospital.

Her death was confirmed by her son Faisal Eddie. Her funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at the New Memon Mosque on Jinnah Road, MA after the Zuhr.

A spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation said: It is that Bilquis suffers from “many ailments”. “In addition to lung problems, she had heart problems,” he said.

Earlier this week, Bilquis, wife of renowned humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, was rushed to a private hospital in Karachi after a sudden drop in blood pressure.

Edhi Foundation spokeswoman Muhammad Bilal at the time said she would be in the hospital for a few more days, even if her condition was not serious. He added that Bilquis had congestive heart failure and that she had already had two bypass surgeries.

Bilquis was a professional nurse and led the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. She has dedicated more than 60 years of her life to humanity. her charitable organization hula (Cradle) Edhi Homes and National Centers.

Known as the Mother of Pakistan, she has received numerous national and international awards including Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Lenin Peace Prize, Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice (2015), and Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. She received along with her husband in 1986.

Last year, he was also selected as the ‘person of the decade’ by an international organization along with Lee Yang-hee, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights and American ethicist Steven Salz.

mourning pours out

Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif called Vilkis’ death “a great loss to the country”.

“An amazing woman in her own right, she was right next to Edhi. sahab Like a rock, together they set an example of human compassion and ran one of the largest charities in the world. May her soul rest in peace!” he said.

“It is sad to learn about the death of Bilquis Edhi. Sahiva. Chairman Arif Alvi said, “She has always stood by her shoulder in Abdul Sattar Edhi’s philanthropy and continued his work after his death.”

PTI President Imran Khan said it was “deeply sad”.

“Quiet and altruistic work for the poor and homeless, especially for orphans and abandoned children, has made her a role model and a symbol of hope,” he said.

“Your service to humanity will be remembered forever,” said cricketer Shadab Khan.

Serb Columnist Nadeem Farooq Paracha simply said, “The true Messiah has passed away. Rest in peace at Bilquis Edhi.”

Cricket player Shahid Afridi has called her the mother of countless orphans, the sister of a grieving heart and the kindest face of mankind.

“BilquisEdhi has always stood shoulder to shoulder with Abdul Sattar Edhi in his philanthropy and continued his mission after him,” he said.

PPP leader Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari called it “a monumental loss to Pakistan”. “She tirelessly served people and left a legacy of compassion, kindness and caring,” she said.

“She voluntarily took the risk to comfort the most marginalized, marginalized and vulnerable. People like her and her eminent husband are born once in a generation,” said PPP Secretary General Farhatullah Babar.

“You were the standard of inspiration and unmatched. You and Edhi sahab Singer Quatulain Balouch said.

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman added, “I am saddened to hear that the ministering angel has passed away among us,” he added, adding that he will never forget Bilquis’ kindness and generosity.