Pakistan is celebrating the 126th birth anniversary of Mader-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (RA), sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Tuesday.
The Nazria Pakistan Trust has organised a special event to pay tributes to the great leader of the Pakistan Movement.
Various organisations will also arrange seminars, conferences, discussions and debates to pay tributes to her hard work and efforts for the country and the nation.
Born on July 31, 1893, in Karachi, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was the youngest of seven children to Jinnahbhai Poonja and his wife Mithibai. She was the closest to Muhammad Ali Jinnah who became her guardian upon the death of their father in 1901.
Fatima trained as a dental surgeon from the Dr R Ahmed Dental College after which she opened a dental clinic in Bombay in 1923. She married Rattanbai Petit in 1918. However, her husband passed away a few years later in February 1929, following which she closed her clinic and moved into her brother Jinnah’s bungalow, and took charge of his house.
Fatima Jinnah became a close associate and an adviser to Jinnah. She played an important role in the Pakistan Movement, supporting the two-nation theory and strongly opposing the British Raj.
After the independence of Pakistan, she co-founded the Pakistan Women’s Association which played an integral role in the settlement of the women migrants in the newly formed country.
After Jinnah’s death in 1948, Fatima was banned from addressing the nation by the Liaquat administration. She authored the book My Brother, in 1955 which was published 32 years later, in 1987, due to censorship by the establishment, who had accused Fatima of ‘anti-nationalist material’. Even when published several pages from the book’s manuscript were left out.
Fatima died in Karachi on 9 July 1967 at the age of 71. Though her cause of death is attributed to heart failure, rumours are rife that she was murdered at her house at the behest of the military junta.
Fatima Jinnah remains popular and is considered as one of the greatest female figures in Pakistan’s history. She was laid to rest next to her brother at Mazar-e-Quaid.
Several prominent Pakistani leaders and media persons took to social media to remember Pakistan’s Māder-e Millat (Mother of the Nation).
Birth anniversary of Madar-e-Millat #FatimaJinnah is observed today across the country with great respect and reverence. She worked side by side with #QuaideAzam & gathered women of sub-continent which exalted the Freedom Movement of #Pakistan. ?? pic.twitter.com/dBtC9XeuoY
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) July 31, 2018
Salute to Mother of the nation.
Muhtarma Fatima Jinnah.
She was known as Mother of the nation because of her hardwork.
A special Tribute to her.#FatimaJinnah pic.twitter.com/YO39YZSgX5
— CH Pervaiz Elahi (@CH_PervaizElahi) July 31, 2018
#FatimaJinnah Happy birthday to the mother of the country… pic.twitter.com/dzOHmQjFbg
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadeeee) July 31, 2018
Remembering ‘Mother of the Nation’ Fatima Jinnah on her Birthday. #FatimaJinnah pic.twitter.com/PO4i2QfIkD
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) July 31, 2018
126th birth anniversary of Mader-E-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah ?#lovely lady #FatimaJinnah pic.twitter.com/SpgDHgffyl
— Reema Khan ?? (@ReemaKhanPk) July 31, 2018
“Never compromise on principles, Great people stayed true to their principles, and they sacrificed everything for their goals. No wordly temptation could stop them. #FatimaJinnah pic.twitter.com/YVnHbuU41c
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) July 31, 2018
The 126th birth anniversary of Mother of the Nation فاطمہ جناح.
Let us rekindle the spirit of comradeship, dedication and reinforcement for the development of Pakistan as manifested through the life-long struggle of Madr-e-Millat #FatimaJinnah. pic.twitter.com/P4Cmp1MNkk
— Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad (@drishratulebad) July 31, 2018
“No individual or people can achieve anything without industry suffering, and sacrifice”. PIA salutes to Mother of the Nation “Fatima Ali Jinnah” on her 126th Birth Anniversary. #PIA #FatimaJinnah pic.twitter.com/HLhU4UXLcY
— PIA (@Official_PIA) July 31, 2018
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