Bilquis Edhi named for Mother Teresa Award

Published: November 4, 2015
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

Bilquis Edhi, the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi of Edhi Foundation, has been selected for Mother Teresa Memorial International Award-2015 for sheltering Geeta, a differently-abled Indian girl who was stranded in Pakistan, The Economic Times reported.

“In view of the noble and humanitarian act of sheltering our dear Geeta, a deaf-and-mute woman who had accidentally crossed into Pakistan, the Harmony Foundation Board has unanimously decided to honour Karachi-based Bilquis Bano of the Edhi Foundation,” the foundation’s chairman and activist Abraham Mathai said.

Bilquis Edhi has been honoured along with global humanitarian aid provider Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

The Edhi foundation had looked after Geeta for over a decade and till her recent return to India.

Bilquis Edhi and MSF representative Leslie Shanks have accepted the invite to come to India and receive the award instituted in memory of the late Mother Teresa at an event scheduled on November 22.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 4th, 2015.

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