KARACHI: The 125th birth anniversary of Mader-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is being celebrated today.
Various organizations will arrange seminars, conferences, discussions and debates to pay tributes to hard work and efforts of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah for the country and the nation.
Ms Jinnah is revered for her struggle in the Pakistan Movement, her devotion to her brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the nation, and determined advocate for women’s rights.
After receiving a degree in dentistry from the University of Calcutta in 1923, she joined the struggle for a separate Muslim homeland and was able to win respect for her determination and devotion to the aim within and outside All India Muslim League (AIML).
She backed her brother through thick and thin when he decided to lead the Muslims of the subcontinent to achieve a country as their homeland.
Ms Jinnah had participated in the presidential election against military dictator Ayub Khan and was able to win two of Pakistan’s largest cities, Karachi and Dhaka despite rampant political rigging to change the results.
She passed away at the age of 71 on July 9, 1967 due to heart-attack and was buried beside her brother’s grave in his impressive mausoleum in Karachi.