LAHORE - The sacrifices rendered by Madr-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah for democracy were matchless.
Recalling his meetings with Fatima Jinnah, Nizami said those moments were best part of his life. TheNation Editor-in-Chief blamed the division of Pakistan on inabilities of the dictators.
“Fatima Jinnah’s role in the making of Pakistan and in acting as her brother’s representative is exemplary. She deserves to be remembered not because she was a sister of the great leader but because she worked for the creation of Pakistan and motivated the women at large”, Nizami held.
He said she fought against a dictator when no body was willing to do so. He said Fatima besides Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal was one of the founders of the ideological state of Pakistan. She knew importance of freedom and the neighboring enemies who did not yet accept establishment of Pakistan, Nizami said.
“There could have been no Pakistan if there was no Madr-e-Millat who stood with the Quaid, the founder of Pakistan, during all bitter circumstances,” Nizami added.
Speaking on the occasion, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad said Madr-e-Millat was real picture of founding father of the nation who fought for democracy and a united country.
Col (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen said by following Fatima Jinnah, the voters could bring real change in the forthcoming general elections.
Pakistan Movement Worker and former federal minister Sartaj Aziz said that Fatima Jinnah motivated the women voters during the election campaign that led to creation of Pakistan.
Begum Bushra Rehman, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Prof Dr Parveen Khan, Begum Safia Ishaq, Begum Surayya Khursheed, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Secretary Shahid Rashid and others also spoke on the occasion. In their address they paid tributes to the services of the great woman leader.
Member Provincial Assembly Rana Muhammad Arshad, Allama Ahmad Ali Kasuri, Begum Raza Riaz, Yasin Watto, Prof Muzaffar Mirza, Mulana Muhammad Shafi Josh, Dr Yaqoob Zia, Dr Rashida Quraishi, Rifaqat Riaz and people from different walks of life attended the sitting organised by NPT and the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust. A cake was also cut on the occasion.