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Rare video shows Fatimah Jinnah addressing rally

May 13, 2016
KARACHI: A rare video clip of Fatima Jinnah, popularly acclaimed as the Madr-e-Millat, or Mother of the Nation, addressing a public rally at an unidentified place has emerged on popular social media sites. In the clip circulated on Facebook, Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, urges her supporters to use their votes...



KARACHI: A rare video clip of Fatima Jinnah, popularly acclaimed as the Madr-e-Millat, or Mother of the Nation, addressing a public rally at an unidentified place has emerged on popular social media sites.

In the clip circulated on Facebook, Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, urges her supporters to use their votes wisely.

“This vote is an ‘amanat’ in your hand  and I hope you will use this ‘amanat’ for the benefits of this country and nation, and not for something else. And if you don’t do this, not only the nation will have to bear the consequences, you too will suffer,” she said.

Born on July 30, 1983, Fatima Jinnah, the youngest of seven children to Jinnahbhai Poonja and his wife Mithibai, was the closest to Muhammad Ali Jinnah who became her guardian upon the death of their father in 1901.

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Fatima accompanied her brother to every public appearance that he made. During the transfer of power in 1947, Jinnah formed the Women's Relief Committee, which later formed the nucleus for the All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) founded by Rana Liaquat Ali Khan. She also played a significant role in the settlement of Muhajirs in the new state of Pakistan.

In the 1960s, Fatima returned to the forefront of political life when she ran for the presidency of Pakistan as a candidate for the Combined Opposition Party of Pakistan (COPP) against Ayub Khan. Fatima lost the election, but only narrowly, winning a majority in some provinces..

Paying tribute to his sister, Muhammad 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". - SAMAA
 
 
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