LAHORE Pakistan movement worker and former president Pakistan Girls Guide Association Ms Khursheed Niazi has said Maryam Jinnah, wife of the Quaid-e-Azam, was a role model for Pakistani women.
She urged the female students to follow the footsteps of the great lady.
Ms Khursheed expressed these views while presiding over a special sitting held in a memory of Maryam Jinnah at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Saturday.
Nazria Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust jointly organised the sitting.
Mehnaz Rafi, Hakeem Rahat Naseem, Dr Parveen also addressed.
Students and women attended.
Ms Khursheed said Maryam Jinnah was highly educated and a daring woman.
Her service for Quaid was actually service of Pakistan, she added.
She demanded the name of Gulshan Ravi Degree College should be Maryam Jinnah Degree College as the same had been proposed earlier, she added.
Mehnaz Rafi said Quaid-e-Azam had always advised the women for their active participation in society.
She said the identical efforts by both males and females could lead the country towards progress.
Rahat Naseem said we have not enough material about Maryam Jinnahs life.
She was not an active politician, however, she had interested in politics.
She had stood with her husband through thick and thin and was a great partner of Quaid.
Maryam was with Quaid-e-Azam during the Nagpur Session of Muslim League in 1920.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-Feb-2011 here.