Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of philanthropist and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, died on Friday at the age of 74 after a brief hospitalisation. According to her relatives, her condition had stabilised earlier today. After her blood pressure dropped rapidly, she was taken to a hospital in Karachi and admitted for three days. Bilquis had been ill for the past month, according to an Edhi Foundation spokeswoman. She will remain in the hospital for a few more days, despite the fact that she is not in critical condition, according to Muhammad Bilal, a representative for the Edhi Foundation.
Bilquis had congestive heart failure and had already undergone two heart bypasses, according to Muhammad Bilal. The newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had paid homage and reverence the day before at the tomb of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, but no one knew why the First Lady was not with him until she released a photo of herself with the ailing Bilquis. She gained the people’s love and respect as a result of her good deed. Pakistan’s First Lady, Tehmina Durrani, paid a visit to Bilquis, who is also a prominent philanthropist in the country.
Who is Bilquis Edhi, and where did he come from?
Bilquis Edhi is the founder of the Bilquis Edhi Foundation and a registered nurse. She has dedicated nearly six decades of her life to humanitarian work. Bilquis’ charity has saved over 42,000 babies so far, demonstrating her social work and compassionate heart. The woman has placed cradles in Edhi homes and centres all over Pakistan. For the uninitiated, she is known as the Mother of Pakistan and has received numerous national and international awards.
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Pakistan), Person of the Decade, and Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice are among the honours (2015). The Lenin Peace Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, and numerous other honours have been bestowed upon her. Sindh Murad Ali, the Chief Minister, paid tribute to her after the news was announced. He expressed his deep sorrow and praised Bilquis for her philanthropic work for the country.
Apart from him, author Fatima Bhutto expressed her condolences to her family. She wrote on Twitter about how Bilquis spent his entire life serving the poor and abandoned people of Pakistan with great zeal. MQM-P Senator Faisal Subzwari prayed for her forgiveness, and Hamid Mir, a former journalist, expressed his sorrow. Bilquis Edhi’s death has obviously saddened many people.