The Bilquis Edhi Adoption Centre – Pakistan

Linked with our presentation of Bilquis Edhi – Pakistan.

The Bilquis Edhi Adoption Centre of the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan, helps you to adopt an child. (See Adopting from Pakistan).

Bilquis Edhi and her husband Abdul Sattar Edhi who run the Edhi Foundation which simply cares for the cast-offs, the desperately poor, the injured and the crippled of Pakistani society. The sack baby was lucky.

The foundation specialises in rescuing babies, but more tragically, making sure those it is too late to rescue alive at least find some dignity in death. (Read on Pak positive).

Communication Network: Edhi Foundation is equipped with the state-of-the-art-communication equipment. The nerve centre is in Karachi. Other cities are connected with it by means of radio and telephone links. An increasing number of ambulances are being Linked with mobile wireless network. The communication network plays a key role in effective running of various welfare services, and it enables Edhi to exercise full control over the Foundation’s activities across the country … The finances are exclusively controlled by Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife, Bilquis. The accounts of all centres located in different cities are managed by accountants based at zonal offices and the Edhi Headquarters in Karachi. These accounts are audited every year. Strict control is exercised in collection of cash donations. Edhi Centres and institutions issue receipts in duplicate to the donor for all cash donations. The donor is given a stamped addressed envelope which he uses for sending one of the two receipts to the Edhi headquarters in Karachi.

According to Edhi, ninety five percent of the cash receipts are sent to the headquarters by the donors. This provides an effective control on workers receiving cash donations at various centres.
For expenditures, administrators of Edhi Centres and institutions fill in an expense sheet every week and send it to their Zonal heads, who in turn prepare expense summary reports for all centres. The summary reports together with expense vouchers are sent to Head Office every week. These reports are scrutinised by the Head of Administration. Final verification is done by Abdul Sattar Edhi who makes payment by cheques to the Zonal Heads. They in-turn make disbursements to the respective centres. At Edhi Foundation, every effort is made to spend all contributions on the needy people directly. A very nominal expenditure of the Foundation is towards administration. (Read the whole website of the Foundation and its fuctionning on EDHI WELFARE TRUST.

Edhi foundation is the most trusted name in Pakistan when it comes to relief work within distressed areas in Pakistan and the rest of the world. Edhi foundation is a NON Profit organization that has been in the business of providing social services like medical care, emergency services, air ambulances, burial services, mental habitats, old homes, child welfare services, abused women safe houses and training facilities for the disadvantaged. Edhi’s founder is Abdul Sattar Edhi who established the first clinic in 1951. (Read all on Edhi Foundation).

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Asked how long the Edhi Foundation can function beyond him (Edhi Sahib), he said that for at least one more generation his children will carry on this effort but he did not know what would happen after that. Edhi also did not hesitate to mention his dismay at the six-hour delay encountered at the US-Canada border on his way to New York (after 9/11?). He also mentioned that the authorities there also do not let him take people there to help his charity work in America. (Read this long article by Ras H. Siddiqui on Pakistan Link).

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