126th birthday of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah observed

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The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) on Tuesday observed the 126th birth anniversary of Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah with zeal and zest.
Addressing a ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan, Vice Chairman NPT Professor Dr Rafique Ahmed said Madar-e-Millat stood up against a military dictator because she was a strong believer of the fact that Pakistan was created on the principle of democracy and it can only progress by sticking to democratic norms and values.
Former Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court and Chairman Pakistan Movement Workers Trust Mian Mahboob Ahmed said Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was the driving force behind the unprecedented success of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Justice (Retd) Nasira Javed Iqbal delivered the keynote address and lauded the role of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. She said that Quaid-e-Azam was a strong supporter of equal opportunities both for men and women and he kept his sister along with him throughout his struggle for creation of Pakistan.
In his written message, Chairman NPT and former President of Pakistan Muhammad Rafique Tarar paid tribute to Fatima Jinnah by calling her the flag bearer of democratic values and peoples’ right to self rule. He said that it was her effort that women of the sub-continent played a marvellous role in achieving Pakistan.
Among others who spoke on the occasion include: leading law expert Chief Justice (Retd) Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, former Senator Ch Naeem Hussain Chatta, Convener Madar-e-Millat Centre Dr.Perveen Khan, Dr Arifa Subha Khan and Shahid Rasheed.—APP

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