|Mother of the Nation
|Leader of the Opposition|
1 January 1960 – 9 July 1967
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Nurul Amin|
|Born||Fatima Ali Jinnah
30 July 1893
Karachi, British India
|Died||9 July 1967
|Political party||All-India Muslim League (Before 1947)
Muslim League (1947–1958)
|Relations||Muhammad Ali Jinnah (brother)
|Alma mater||Calcutta University
Fatima Jinnah (30 July 1893 – 9 July 1967) was a Pakistani dental surgeon, writer, stateswoman and one of the founders of Pakistan. She was the elder sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah who became the first Governor General of Pakistan.
After the independence of Pakistan, Jinnah co-founded the All Pakistan Women's Association, which helped settle the migrants in the new country. After the death of her brother, she was a prominent philanthropist, but was not politically active until 1965. Then she took part in the Pakistani presidential election against the military dictator Ayub Khan. She lost the primary because of election rigging by the military.
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