LAHORE - The government should rename the Lady Wellingdon Hospital after Mohtarma Maryam Jinnah, the wife of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for her services to the nation and her devotion to the Quaid. This was stated by the speakers while addressing a special sitting to commemorate Mohtarma Maryam Jinnah at the Aiwan-e-Karkunaan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Friday. The sitting was organised by the Nazaria Pakistan Trust (NPT) in collaboration with the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Workers Trust. Narrating events from the life of Maryam Jinnah, Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad said that she was a brilliant and courageous woman. He presented a resolution that the Lady Wellingdon Hospital be named after Maryam Jinnah. He also remembered Shaheed Ghulam Haider Wyne and paid tribute to him for setting up the Aiwan where ideological education was being imparted to the new generation by the NPT. Lauding the services of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz for the promotion of ideological study among the youngsters Rafique informed, "Under the efforts of the chief minister Nazaria Pakistan Societies are being established at 70,000 schools of Punjab." Speaking on the occasion Dr Parveen Khan said that Maryam Jinnah was an obedient wife and a great patriot. "She was married to the Quaid at the age of 18 and died at 29. She fell ill, the Quaid tended her and himself took the same preventive meal that was prescribed for his wife. He profusely wept over the untimely death of Maryam," she added. "Maryam approached the woman vendor and consoled her who once was hit by a constable over selling fruit before her," Parveen narrated while explaining Maryam's profound love for the poor. Ex-MNA Begum Mehnaz Rafi recounting the life history of Quaid' wife said, "Maryam Jinnah's grand-father migrated from Swat to Mumbai. Her father Manak Ji set up first cotton mill in Mumbai. This was the richest family. Maryam, whose real name was Ratan or Rati had many qualities of head and heart. She had command over English Literature. Rati embraced Islam at the age of 18 to marry Jinnah. In 1919 the couple had a baby girl and named her Veena Jinnah. After the demise of Rati, the Quaid paid regular visits to her grave. He paid last homage to Maryam Jinnah when he came to Pakistan." Mehnaz said that she had set up a college out of her funds after Maryam Jinnah at Gulshan-e-Ravi but more institutions should be established after her name. Chairperson Pakistan Women Organisation Begum Tasleem Bashir also addressed and expressed similar views. The ceremony was rounded off with 'fateha' for Mohtarma Maryam Jinnah.