'Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah' Remembered On Her 54th Death Anniversary
Muhammad Irfan 3 months ago Fri 09th July 2021 | 03:30 PM
ISLAMABAD, Jul 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Jul, 2021 ) :The nation celebrated 54th death anniversary of Madr-e-Millat 'Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah by paying rich tribute to the mother of the nation who rendered unforgettable political and humanitarian services for the country.
Fatima Jinnah is referred to as the Madar-e-Millat or Mother of the Nation for her dynamic role in the Pakistan freedom movement.
Today, 54 years after her tragic death, the iron lady is still remembered for her passionate support for civil rights and devoted struggle towards the Pakistan Movement, Electronic channels reported.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah was deeply affected after his wife's death in 1929, so 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.
She was the closest to Muhammad Ali Jinnah who became her guardian upon the death of their father in 1901. She played an important role in the Pakistan Movement, supporting the two-nation theory and strongly opposing the British Raj.
She returned to the political forefront to contest the 1964 elections at the age of 71 against Ayub Khan but was defeated unfortunately.
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.