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Bilqees Edhi, Messages of Condolences pour in


Karachi, 17 April 2022 (TDI): Bilquis Bano Edhi, the widow of philanthropist and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, died at the age of 74 on Friday in Karachi. 

After her husband’s death in 2016, Bilqis co-chaired Edhi Foundation with her son Faisal, making her one of the country’s most active benefactors.

People worldwide expressed their sorrow over the death of the renowned philanthropist as soon as the news of her death surfaced.

Prime Minister of Pakistan tweeted, “The passing of Bilquis Edhi is a huge loss for the nation. An incredible woman in her own right, she stood by Edhi sb. like a rock & together they set up an example of human compassion & ran one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. May her soul rest in peace!”

Similarly, the President of Pakistan tweeted, “Sad to learn about the passing of Bilquis Edhi Sahiba. She had always been shoulder to shoulder with Abdul Sattar Edhi in his philanthropic efforts and continued his work even after his death. May Allah bless the departed soul.”

Bernhard Schlagheck, the German Ambassador to Pakistan, shared similar thoughts, saying, “Heartbroken to hear about the passing of wonderful humanitarian #BilquisEdhi. She was an extraordinary human who dedicated her life to the great cause of helping others—a woman who was truly inspiring. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family & the people of Pakistan for this loss.”

The US Embassy in Islamabad expressed its heartfelt condolences to Bilquees Edhi’s friends and family. “As a humanitarian and philanthropist she dedicated over half her life to helping those in need. She was a model of service and inspiration to many.”

The embassy of Pakistan in UAE also tweeted, “Pakistan mourns the loss of a beautiful soul #BilqeesEdhi who dedicated her life to serve the humanity selflessly and courageously. May Allah rest her soul in eternal peace. Ameen!”

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has expressed his condolences on the death of philanthropist and humanitarian Bilquis Edhi.  Modi stated that her lifetime commitment to humanitarian service has impacted the lives of people all across the world. The Prime Minister said in a tweet, “My sincere condolences on the passing of Bilquis Edhi. Her lifelong dedication to humanitarian work touched the lives of people across the globe. People in India too remember her fondly. May her soul rest in peace.”

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