49TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF MADAR-E-MILLAT MOHTARMA FATIMA JINNAH TODAY

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The 49th death anniversary of Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed on Saturday.

Fatima Jinnah played a vital role in the creation of Pakistan and worked side by side with his brother Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Fatima Jinnah. The radio, TV channels and newspapers, on the other hand, are addressing her struggles for the formation of Pakistan.

She died in Karachi on this day in 1967.

In 1947, Jinnah formed the Women s Relief Committee, which later formed the nucleus for the All Pakistan Women s Association (APWA). She also played a significant role in the settlement of Muhajirs in the new state of Pakistan.

Jinnah is referred as the Madar-i-Millat or 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 the military administrator, Ayub Khan.

Fatima Jinnah died in Karachi on 9 July 1967. The official cause of death was heart failure, but rumors suggest that she was murdered at her house. It is claimed that some officials of the local Karachi police said that she was found beheaded in her drawing room.

In 2003, the nephew of the Quaid-e-Azam, Akbar Pirbhai, reignited the controversy by suggesting that she was assassinated by the Ayub Khan establishment.

Fatima Jinnah, is still remembered for her passionate support for civil rights, and devoted struggle in Pakistan Movement.

 

 

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