Bilquis Edhi

Nurse, Person

1947 –

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Who is Bilquis Edhi?

Bilquis Bano Edhi Hilal-e-Imtiaz, wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, is a professional nurse and one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. She has been nicknamed, The Mother of Pakistan. She was born in 1947 in Karachi. She heads the Bilquis Edhi Foundation, and with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. Her charity runs many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi. Together with her husband their charity has saved over 16,000 unwanted babies.

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Born
Aug 14, 1947
Karachi
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  • Pakistan
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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