The Inspiring Women of Pakistan


1.       Fatima Jinnah

Women of Pakistan have always been very active in All spheres of life. The trend has been established by the founding members of Pakistan. Fatima Jinnah is a name which needs no introduction for anyone who is known to be Pakistani. Fatima Jinnah has played the most influential role in the active participation of women in Politics and other sectors of society.

Fatima Jinnah is not only the famous for being the sister of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah but she has earned the title to “mother of the Nation” with her continuous efforts for the development of humans beings especially women. Fatima Jinnah continued to work for the welfare of people even after the tragic demise of her elder brother Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Fatima Jinnah was the first women to contest an election in Pakistan so she initiated this trend at the beginning of the newly born state as the result Pakistan is one of the states with the greatest number of women in Parliament.

2.       Bano Qudsia

The women of Pakistan are not limited to the political arena only. The literature has a great impact on the people and Bano Qudsia is one of the greatest names in Urdu Literature and spiritual writing. Bano Qudsia was gifted with empathy and she had magical characterization in her novels, scripts, and stories which directly connect people with it.

Bano Qudsia had the benefit of exploring the culture of sub-continent as she got birth in Firozpur India in 1928. She had witnessed the pain of leaving the homeland and the joy of getting independence at one. She started writing at a very young age. Bano Qudsia has inspired millions of people with her words. She has also impacted people’s lives with her simplicity and grace.

Bano Qudsia remained connected with the people through her scripts, books, novels, and interviews. Every word and the phrase she used left a great impact on people.  She was indeed a treasure in her own self.

3.       Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was the first women to become Prime Minister in Pakistan. She was the first women premier in the Muslim world of her era. Benazir Bhutto was the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who established Pakistan People’s Party. People’s opinions about the politics of Benazir Bhutto may vary because of multiple reasons but no one can deny the unbreakable strength of this amazing women.

Benazir Bhutto became the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1993 but her political struggle had started just after the hanging of her father in 1977. Benazir Bhutto had suffered the worst hindrances on her way including harsh imprisonment but nothing could break her spirit.

Benazir Bhutto not only became famous in Pakistan but she also earned respect in the overall world.  Unfortunately, she was killed in an attack on her rally on 27th December 2007.

4.       Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir is known as the fearless, fierce and unforgettable Iron lady of Pakistan. Asma Jahangir was the most prominent advocate of human rights in Pakistan. She spent her entire life in the welfare of women, men, and children.

Asma Jahangir is known for her rebellious opposition against the military regimes of Pakistan. She was a staunch believer of the rule of democracy. The opposition for the military grew stronger in her because she had witnessed the worst dictatorships in Pakistan. She was so fearless that nothing would stop her from following her path, her bravery had also resulted in her imprisonment in 1983 but she remained firm and strong. Asma Jahangir actively participated in the layers movement of 2007.

Asma Jahangir is one of the most celebrated women of Pakistan as she is honored with various respectful awards nationally and internationally.  She received 2014 Right Livelihood Award, 2010 Freedom Award, Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2005, 1995 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, and the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights

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