ISLAMABAD: The 49th death anniversary of Fatima Jinnah was observed with reverence and respect on Saturday.
Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Madar-i-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah.
Fatima Jinnah played a vital role in the creation of Pakistan. Mohammad Ali Jinnah was deeply affected after his wife’s death in 1929. Fatima Jinnah worked side by side with Mohammad Ali Jinnah and gathered the women of sub-continent on one platform which made the struggle for achieving a separate state of Muslims easier.
In 1947, Jinnah formed the Women s Relief Committee, which later formed the nucleus for the All Pakistan Women s Association (APWA).
Jinnah is referred as the Madar-i-Millat (Mother of the Nation) for her role in the Freedom Movement.
She returned to the political forefront to contest the 1964 elections at the age of 71 against Ayub Khan.
Fatima Jinnah died in Karachi on 9 July 1967. Fatima Jinnah is still remembered for her passionate support for civil rights, and devoted struggle in Pakistan Movement. –APP