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Moments of silence observed globally for Bilquis Edhi

Bilquis Edhi

Apex academic institutions in over 90 countries observed ‘Moments of Silence’ for Ms Bilquis Edhi, as a mark of reverence at the time when her remains were being buried in Pakistan.

The Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA) had adopted a resolution to observe the moment of silence in the postdoctoral institutions in over 90 countries in lieu of the corresponding moments when burial services were being held for the person of two decades, Bilquis Bano Edhi.

Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of legendary humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, embraced death at the age of 74 on Friday after a brief hospitalization.

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Earlier this morning, her family stated that her condition had stabilized. She had been admitted to a hospital in Karachi for three days.

An Edhi Foundation spokesperson told the media that Bilquis was ill for the last one month.

“Though she is not in a serious condition, she will remain in the hospital for a couple of more days,” according to the spokesperson of the Edhi Foundation Muhammad Bilal.

Bilal further added that Bilquis had congestive heart failure and she had already gone through a heart bypass twice.

First Lady Tehmina Durrani also visited her during Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s first visit to Karachi on Wednesday.

Earlier, Pakistan’s leading humanitarian and philanthropist was given the title of the “Person of the Decade”, along with the US ethicist Stephen Soldz and human rights rapporteur of the UN Prof Yanghee Lee.

While talking to the media, a spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation said that according to the domino effect verdict, stated on Friday by the Impact Hallmarks, Bilquis Edhi had been declared the most impactful person of the first two decades of the 21st century.

Bilquis was a nurse by profession and led the Bilquis Edhi Foundation. She was married to Abdul Sattar Edhi in April 1966. 

Her charity has saved the lives of more than 42,000 unwanted babies so far by placing “jhoolas” [cradles] at the Edhi Homes and centers all over the country.

Moreover, She had four children, Faisal, Kubra, Almas, and Zeenat from her marriage with Abdul Sattar Edhi. 

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