- In 1947, Fatima Jinnah established the Women’s Relief Committee.
- In 1965 she defied tradition by challenging Ayub Khan in a tight race for the office of President of Pakistan.
- Fatima Jinnah is still remembered for her passionate support for civil rights.
The 56th death anniversary of Fatima Jinnah, affectionately known as ‘Madr-e-Millat’ or Mother of the Nation, is being solemnly observed throughout the country today.
Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of Pakistan’s founder, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, played a crucial role in the creation of Pakistan.
After the passing of Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s wife in 1929, Fatima Jinnah stood by her brother and rallied women across the subcontinent, facilitating the struggle for a separate state for Muslims.
In 1947, Fatima Jinnah established the Women’s Relief Committee, which later became the foundation for the All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA).
She also played a significant role in resettling Muhajirs in the newly formed state of Pakistan.
Fatima Jinnah, revered as Madar-i-Millat or Mother of the Nation, was instrumental in the Freedom Movement.
At the age of 71, she resurfaced in the political arena to contest the 1964 elections against the military administrator, Ayub Khan.
Born on July 31, 1893, in Karachi, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah passed away on July 9, 1967.
Her enduring legacy includes her unwavering support for civil rights and her dedicated efforts in the struggle for Pakistan’s independence.