Bilquis Edhi, the wife of Pakistan’s leading humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, passed away on Friday after a brief hospitalisation. She was age of 74.
Bilquis Edhi was also a famous social worker and humanitarian. She was born on August 14, 1947. She was the head of the Belquis Edhi Foundation, which has also received the Hilal Imtiaz and Lenin Peace Prize for its social services.
Belquis Edhi took a nursing course from the Nurses Training Center at an early age. Sattar Edhi and Bilquis married in April 1966. Since then she has been working with Abdul Sattar Edhi in Pakistan’s largest welfare organization for the service and welfare of the people.
When she married Edhi, her husband owned a broken car and a small dispensary. On the first floor was a 7-6 bedded maternity home and downstairs was an office in a small room.
She was scouring the bodies of the victims of the bombings. Bilquis Edhi managed hospitals and emergency services in Pakistan, especially in Karachi.
Later she was overseeing the women’s section and overseeing the adoption of the children. Bilquis and Sattar Edhi had no home. The couple had no time for leisure. Of course they spent time doing social work together. They have one son and three daughters, Faisal, Kabra, Zeenat and Almas.
First Lady Tehmina Durrani had also visited her during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s maiden visit to the port city on Wednesday.
President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah in separate messages condoled the sad demise of the great humanitarian of Pakistan.
On social media Bilquis is being called a real messiah.