LAHORE – Quaid-i-Azam’s wife Mariam Jinnah, was an extremely intelligent, shrewd, well-educated, highly-learned, bold and brave lady. She embraced Islam of her own sweet will and, then married the Quaid-i-Azam. Girls-students should to conduct a deep study of her life, services and inspiring personality”.
These observations were made by the speakers at a special meeting held in commemoration of the Quaid-a-Azam’s wife, Mariam Jinnah at Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehrik-i-Pakistan on Saturday
The meeting was presided over by Begum Mehnaz Rafi and addressed by Professor Dr Parveen Khan, Begum Safia lshaq and Professor Rashida Qureshi. A great number of teachers, girl-students and women from different walks of life were present in the meeting. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust in collaboration with the Tehrik-i-Pakistan Workers Trust. The proceedings of the meetings started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, na’at in and the national anthem. The verses from the Holy Quran and the na’at were recited by Sayyada Durr-e-Najaf and Neelofar Atique respectively. Begum Mehnaz Rafi observed that Mariam Jinnah was one of those who indirectly contributed to the Pakistan Movement by fully supporting the Quaid-i-Azam, though she did not directly take part in it. The honorable speaker observed that the Quaid-i-Azam exhorted the women to play an active role in the society. The Quaid-i-Azam said that the women should participate in the nation-building activities according to their potential.
Professor Parveen Khan observed that Mariam Jinnah had become fully conversant with the art of speaking, civilization, history and other fine arts since her early age and the Quaid-i-Azam recognised these accomplishments of her. Before embracing Islam, Mariam Jinnah’s name was Rattan Bai and her accomplishments made a deep impression on the Quaid-i-Azam’s mind. Begum Safia Ishaq said that the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust was working day and night in order to disseminate awareness about the heroes of the Pakistan Movement to the new generation and informing it about their revolutionary struggle for the creation of Pakistan. She said that Mariam Jinnah attended most of the meetings in the company of the Quaid-i-Azam and gave him useful pieces of advice.