Bilquis Bano Edhi, the wife of renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, passed away after protracted illness at a private hospital in Karachi on Friday. She was 74.

The spokesman of Edhi foundation, confirming her death, said that Bilquis Bano Edhi was suffering from multiple diseases, including heart problem.

Bilquis Bano was a professional nurse and headed the Bilquis Edhi Foundation.

She spent more than six decades of her life serving humanity in need.

Her charity has saved over 42,000 unwanted babies so far by placing cradles at the Edhi Homes and centers across the country.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Mohtarma Bilquis Edhi and paid homage to her for her services to humanity.

In his condolence message, the Prime Minister said

Bilquis Edhi continued the mission of late Abdul Sattar Edhi to serve humanity.

He prayed for her highest ranks in Jannah and patience to her family members.

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mohtarma Bilquis Bano Edhi.

The President while paying tributes for her tremendous services for the humanity said that she carried out the mission of the late Edhi Sahib in a splendid way.

The President said services of Mohtarma Bilquis Bano Edhi will always be remembered.

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