Bilquis Edhi is synonymous with philanthropy and humanitarian work. She is the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi and recipient of Hilal-e-lmtiaz. Bilquis Edhi is a professional nurse and runs the Bilquis Edhi Foundation, which helps the poor and needy. Her charity runs many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi. Together with her husband their charity has saved over 16,000 unwanted babies. She along with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service.