Benefactor of sad humanity Bilquis Edhi laid to rest with state honours
KARACHI (92 News) - The Mother of Pakistan and the benefactor of sad humanity, Bilquis Edhi, was laid to rest with state honours at Mewa Shah graveyard on Saturday.
Thousands of people from different walks of life, including Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the cabinet members, attended her funeral at Memon Masjid Kharadar. IG Sindh Mushtaq Mehr and high-ranking police and Rangers officers were also present.
Mufti Muhammad Ikram led the funeral. After the funeral, a contingent of police saluted her. Moving scenes were witnessed during her burial.
Bilquis Edhi, 74, passed away after a protracted illness on Thursday. She along with her great husband Abdul Sattar Edhi had dedicated her life for the welfare of the people.
The Pakistan government had awarded Bilquis Edhi the Hilal-e-Imtiaz. Moreover, the Indian government had awarded her the Mother Teresa Award for looking after an Indian girl Geeta for 15 years.