Saturday, July 30, 2011
Fatima Jinnah (July 30, 1893 — July 8, 1967) was the sister of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and an active political figure in movement for independence from the British Raj. She is commonly known in Pakistan as Khatoon-e-Pakistan (Urdu: — "Lady of Pakistan") and Madar-e-Millat ("Mother of the Nation.") She was born in Karachi, Pakistan, then a part of British India. She was admitted to the Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College in the University of Calcutta in 1919 and went on to open her dental clinic in Bombay in 1923. She was an instrumental figure in the Pakistan movement and the primary organiser of All India Muslim Women Students Federation. After the formation of Pakistan and the death of her brother, she remained a part of politics. In 1965, Miss Fatima Jinnah ran for President as a candidate of the Combined Opposition Party (COP) however she did not win. She continued to work for the welfare of the Pakistani people until she died in Karachi on July 8, 1967.
Read My Brother by Fatima Jinnah, provided in pdf format free by the government of Pakistan.