The renowned humanitarian and philanthropist late Abdul Sattar Edhi wife Bilquis Bano Edhi, passed away at the age of 74 on Friday after a brief hospitalization.
She was admitted to a hospital in Karachi for three days and was rushed after her blood pressure had suddenly dropped. According to an Edhi Foundation spokesperson, Bilquis was ill for the last one month.
Bilal had added that Bilquis had congestive heart failure and she has already undergone a heart bypass twice.
First Lady Tehmina Durrani had also visited her during Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s maiden visit to the port city on Wednesday.
Earlier, Pakistan’s well known philanthropist and humanitarian was declared the “Person of the Decade”, along with human rights rapporteur of the UN Prof Yanghee Lee and the US ethicist Stephen Soldz.
Bilquis was a professional nurse and headed the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. She spent more than six decades of her life serving humanity in need.
Her charity has saved over 42,000 unwanted babies so far by placing “jhoolas” cradles at the Edhi Homes and centers across the country.
According to Family sources the Funeral Prayers of Bilquis Edhi will be offer after Duhr prayers at New Memon Mosque located at Karachi Bolton Market while burial follows at Mewa Shah cemetery.