When we Pakistani people hear the name EDHI our hearts automatically fill with proud love and respect and lately, I’ve been hearing this name everywhere on News, tv, social media but this time it’s not just only love and respect in our hearts but also sorrow since Pakistan has lost a gem in the shape of our very own.
Bilquis Edhi was born on August 14, 1947, and died at the age of 74 on April 15, 2022, the whole of Pakistan is upset about her demise because she has done plenty of amazing work for Pakistan and its people. She has not only gained respect in our country but internationally people call her the mother of Pakistan.
Besides being the wife of a seasoned Philanthropist and Humanitarian she was a professional nurse and one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan and served as co-chair of the EDHI foundation.
A foundation that was launched by her late husband, her charity runs many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi together with her husband their charity has saved more than 16,000 unwanted babies.
Bilquis Bano Edhi was not only a nurse or an active philanthropist but also she was a humanitarian and a great social worker as well and holds the honour of being awarded the prestigious Hilal_e_imtiyaz and with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay award for public service she was also the recipient of the Lenin peace prize.
Truly the mother of Pakistan Bilquis Edhi is an inspiration for all of us and especially for the young girls who are in the field of nursing or in social work my advice for the young generation would be to seek inspiration from her and start doing the good work for real because Pakistan needs more people like Bilquis Bano Edhi.