Rabia Bibi Osman shared an inspirational and successful journey that has an impactful contribution of philanthropist, Bilquis Edhi. She wrote her full story on a professional platform, Linkedin after the demise of Bilquis Edhi.

“Twenty-eight years ago I was abandoned in a baby carriage at the Edhi Orphanage located in Karachi, Pakistan. You found me, you named me after your mother Rabia Bano, you forged my identity, then you gave me a home. Because of you today…I am a somebody, I have an identity, and I have loving parents to call my own,” Rabia wrote.

She also admired the activism of late Bilquis for women’s rights and empowerment. She dedicated her success journey to the late philanthropist. She had given an opportunity to Rabia to lead an independent life and aspiration to become a successful woman.


She continued, “Because of you, a little Pakistani girl orphaned at birth dared to dream. Because of you, I am an independent woman with graduate-level education and a place in the world to call my own. You gave me an opportunity. You awarded me a chance to dream, and you presented me with freedom.”

She studied in college on scholarships and got a chance to get an internship in New York State Assembly, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, U.S Congress, and U.S Senate. She pursued her Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law.

She closed the post with an emotional note, “I want you to know who she was to me, and to all of Pakistan. Bilquis Edhi was a hero, she was a mother to so many orphans (like me) and a powerhouse for humanity.   Losing Bare Abbu (Abdul Sattar Edhi) was tough, but your loss has made me feel orphaned again today…   My name is Rabia Bibi Osman, and I will forever be a proud Edhi baby.”