ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday paid a tribute to Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah — the youthful sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah — on her 54th loss of life anniversary.
“Remembering Madr-e Millat Fatima Jinnah: A woman of strength & iron will, she was a source of strength for her brother Quaid-e-Azam, till he breathed his last,” the premier wrote.
“She valiantly fought for Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan even when she was old and at a time when dictatorship had taken over,” he added.
The nation additionally noticed the 54th loss of life anniversary of “Madr-e-Millat” Fatima Jinnah by paying wealthy tribute to her.
Fatima had rendered unforgettable political and humanitarian companies for the nation, and for works, she is known as the “Madar-e-Millat” or “Mother of the Nation”.
The Mom of the Nation had handed away on July 9, 1967, in Karachi quickly after spearheading an election marketing campaign in each the Jap — now referred to as Bangladesh — and Western — present Pakistan — wings of the nation.
Fatima was born on July 30, 1893, and had seven siblings — Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the eldest one within the household.
At the moment, 54 years after her tragic loss of life, the iron woman remains to be remembered for her passionate help for civil rights and devoted battle in direction of the Pakistan Motion.
Quaid-e-Azam was deeply affected after his spouse’s loss of life in 1929, so his sister, Fatima, labored facet by facet with him Jinnah and gathered the ladies of the sub-continent on a single platform which made the battle for reaching a separate state of Muslims simpler.
She was very near the Quaid, who turned her guardian upon the loss of life of their father in 1901. She had performed an essential position within the Pakistan Motion, supporting the Two-Nation Idea and strongly opposing the British Raj.
After the independence of Pakistan, she co-founded the Pakistan Girls’s Affiliation which performed an integral position within the settlement of the ladies migrants within the newly-formed nation.
She returned to the political forefront to contest the 1964 elections on the age of 71 towards former president Common (retd) Ayub Khan however was, sadly, defeated.
Fatima died in Karachi on the age of 71 and the reason for her loss of life was declared as coronary heart failure. The Mom of the Nation was laid to relaxation subsequent to her brother on the Mazar-e-Quaid.
The Madr-e-Millat nonetheless stays common and is taken into account as one of many biggest feminine figures in Pakistan’s historical past.