Fatima Jinnah


Fatima Jinnah was a Pakistani politician, stateswoman and one of the leading founders of Pakistan. She was the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder and the first Governor General of Pakistan. She supported her brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah whole heartedly throughout and later led the campaign for democracy against military dictatorship. Her legacy is associated with her support for civil rights, her struggle in the Pakistan Movement and her devotion to her brother. Referred to as Māder-e Millat (“Mother of the Nation”) and Khātūn-e Pākistān (“Lady of Pakistan”), many institutions and public spaces in Pakistan have been named in her honour. Fatima Jinnah remained extremely popular and is considered one of the greatest female figures Pakistan has produced. Jinnah is a source of the awakening of women’s rights In Pakistan, she rose to stand as Pakistan’s national symbol.