Posted by : Fahmina Arshad Saturday, August 3, 2013
Ms. Fatima Jinnah
|Ms. Fatima Jinnah|
First Women's Rights Activist in Asia
She is Fatima Jinnah , a dental surgeon, biographer, states woman, and one of the founding leaders of state of Pakistan, but here I want to point out her role as a women right activist.
She was the first woman in Asia who found an exclusive female student association , " Women Students Federation " in 1941. Fatima Jinnah also played a pivotal role in civil rights and introduced the women's rights movement in the Pakistan Movement. She founded the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) after independence which to date is functioning as Asia's top institution to serve and protect women's rights.
She herself became a role model not only for the Muslims women of South Asia, but for
the women of whole Asian society. she worked for the promotion of women’s rights and privileges in Pakistan under very difficult circumstances.
She is the name of wisdom and sacrifice and social service. she left all the riches and comfort of her life as well as her career as a surgeon, remaining unmarried and dedicated her life to serving the Pakistan and its people specially the women of Pakistan.
We are all proud of Miss Fatima Jinnah. May Allah bless her soul.
Paying tribute to his sister, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah once said, "My sister was like a bright ray of light and hope whenever I came back home and met her. Anxieties would have been much greater and my health much worse, but for the restraint imposed by her"
|Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Fatima Jinnah|