Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development
Status: Featured in current year
The wife of the late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Bilquis Edhi is a professional nurse, and a philanthropist in her own right. She runs several non profit organizations for orphans, widows, and elderly people. Serving the nation for more than 50 years, she is known by the honorific title “mother of the nation”. In 2015, she received the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.