Pakistan completes 75 years of Azaadi. We have heard many gut-wrenching, inspirational, and simply beautiful stories of independence but how much do we really know about the role of women in getting us the independent Pakistan we have today? Scroll down to know!
1. Rana Liaquat Ali Khan
As First Lady of Pakistan, she launched programmes for woman’s development in the newly founded country. She was also Pakistan’s ambassador to the Netherlands in the 1950s and as ambassador to Italy in the 1960s. From 1973 to 1976, she was elected Governor of Sindh. She was the first Muslim woman in a delegate to the UN (1952).
2. Amjadi Bano Begum
Amjadi Begum was appointed as a member of working committee of Pakistan Muslim League by Quaid-e-Azam. She was the only female member of the committee of 25 members. As a member of committee, she participated in the drafting of that historic resolution of Pakistan on 23 March 1940.
3. Lady Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah
She was elected the president of the Women Reception Committee on the annual session of the All India Muslim League held in Karachi in 1943. During the independence riots, she took active participation to relive the refugees and performed services at women refugee relief committee.
4. Lady Abdullah Haroon
She founded the organization Anjuman-i-Khawateen to improve the social and economic condition of the women of Sindh. In 1938, she was nominated to the Women’s Central Subcommittee of the All India Muslim League, and later she was also elected President of the Sindh Provincial Women’s Subcommittee.
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