— past awardees
2020

Bilqees Abdul Shakoor

Bilqees Abdul Shakoor is a Master of Philosophy and Economics graduate, who volunteered as a camp manager under civil administration at the Chief Minister Delivery Unit Quetta, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her main duties as the camp manager were to ensure proper disposal of medical waste, which was used to treat COVID suspected and/or positive patients. While she was volunteering at the COVID camp, she contracted the virus herself. Miss. Bilqees also worked at the RDA camp and Fatima Jinnah Hospital laboratory, to take samples of the COVID-19 suspected patients. She also worked with Quetta’s online team as a volunteer during COVID-19 to reach out to families who could not afford basic food and providing them with rashaan by fundraising.