The 126th birth anniversary of Mader-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is being observed today (July 31).
After obtaining a dental degree from University of Calcutta in 1923, she became a close associate and an adviser to her older brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah who later became the first Governor General of Pakistan. A strong critic of the British Raj, she emerged as a strong advocate of the two nation theory and a leading member of the All-India Muslim League.
Continuing her devotion to his ideals, Fatima continued to engage herself in charitable work after her brother’s sudden and untimely death. Finally, in the later years of her life, she rose to political prominence when she challenged a military dictator who had her nation in his iron grip. Although she failed to win the election, she was hailed nationwide as a patriotic hero and an inspiration to millions.
She died in Karachi on 9th July 1967. After her death, she became a source of universal respect and admiration.
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