Fatima Jinnah

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Fatima Jinnah (31 July 1893 – 9 July 1967) was a Pakistani dental surgeon, biographer, stateswoman and one of the leading founders of Pakistan.


  • Do not be swept away by new slogans and leaders who had a doubtful past. Do not fritter away your time and energy in encouraging or participating in mushroom parties an organizations.
    • Address to Zenana Muslim League, at Curzon Hall of Dhaka, 23 March 1948[citation needed]
  • Woman occupies an exceedingly important place in the world. In view of her capabilities, the nature has assigned vast duties to her. If you failed in them, you will not only harm your individual-self but also severely hurt your collective life.
    • Speech at Meeting of the Anjuman Tahaffuz Haquq-e-Nisvan, Lahore, April 1949, quoted in Speech of Mrs. Jinnah, p.10 [1]
  • No nation can ever hope to obtain full intellectual stature or eminence without first releasing, the mental processes, of its people from the yoke of a foreign language as the medium of thought and expression.
    • Speech at Inauguration of Urdu Degree College, Karachi, June 1949 [citation needed]
  • Great achievements require gigantic efforts, without which our progress sound to be slow.
  • Constitution is one of the first essentials on which our future and progress are based.
    • Eid ul Fitr Message, 24 June 1952

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  1. Speeches, Messages and Statements of Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah, Lahore, 1976, p. 10