Thatta, Sindh, British India
(now in Pakistan)
Passed away in
9 July 1967 (aged 73)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
she turned into a very close partner and a consultant to her more established sibling Muhammad Ali Jinnah who later turned into the main Senator General of Pakistan.
She was the first woman who strongly promoted the idea of the two-nation theory and a leading member of the All-India Muslim League.
Fatima knew the number of sacrifices and struggles she had to make in order to help her brother free the Muslim population from the evil clutches of The English who tortured, enslaved, and did not give them proper rights.
Famita for the sake of her nation, went beyond the capability of a common woman of that time, she not only put her sweat and blood in the foundations of this nation but risked her life being a rebel and compromised her own happiness, she led a life difficult than other women, she never married herself, never started a family nor did anything to satisfy herself, she only had one objective and that one to empower women, speak for their rights and education and to help her brother establish another state for Muslim minorities.
Fatima was the first supporter of Jinnah during his quest to free Pakistan and to give Muslim a state, she not only helped him but gained support by schooling other women to gain education basic rights
After the independence of Pakistan, Fatima and Jinnah co-founded the Pakistan Women’s Association which played an important role in the settlement of the women migrants in the newly formed country. She remained the closest family member and confidant of her brother until his death.
On this death Anniversary of Fatima Jinnah, we remember her sacrifices and endeavors she made for the sake of Pakistan and thank her for if a bold women like her would not have played such a big role in the Independence plan, no doubt Pakistan would forever remain a dream