Bilquis Bano Edhi passes away in a private hospital


The wife of renowned humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, Bilquis Bano Edhi passed away at the age of 74 on Friday in a private hospital.

According to media reports, Bilquis Bano Edhi was admitted to a hospital in Karachi for three days and was rushed there after her blood pressure had suddenly dropped.

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The spokesperson of Edhi Foundation Muhammad Bilal has said that Bilquis was ill for the last one month. He said that she is not in a serious condition, she will remain in the hospital for a couple of more days. However, she breathed her last on Friday.

According to media reports, first Lady Tehmina Durrani had also visited her during Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s maiden visit to the port city on Wednesday.

It is to be noted here that earlier, Pakistan’s towering philanthropist and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi was declared the “Person of the Decade”, along with human rights rapporteur of the UN Prof Yanghee Lee and the US ethicist Stephen Soldz.