LAHORE  - The 121st birth anniversary of Madr-i-Millat Fatima Jinnah was observed at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan.

Giving his presidential address, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman and The Nation Editor-in-Chief Majid Nizami recalled Fatima Jinnah’s role in the creation of Pakistan and her struggle against dictatorship in the Ayub regime.

The sitting was jointly organised by the NPT and Tehreek-i-Pakistan Workers Trust.

He maintained that Pakistan couldn’t have come into being, if she had not devoted her life to looking after her brother. Nizami called for following in the footsteps of such leaders to meet challenges confronting the nation.

He shared his memories with the audience.  He condemned Bangali Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena Wajid over war crime tribunals.

On this occasion, Dr Rafique Ahmad said the role of Fatima Jinnah in the Pakistan Movement was commendable while she also played pivotal part in movement for democracy in the Ayub regime. Begum Safia Ishaq, Dr Parveen Khan, Begum Surayya Khurshid and Burhanul Islam also spoke on the occasion.

The sitting also adopted a resolution unanimously condemning the pro-Indian government of Bangladesh and its war crime tribunals over the 1971 war. 

The resolution also called upon the Bangadeshi government to release the legends who had been detained for their alleged involvement in the war crimes and struggling for a united country. It said that after a lapse of 42 years, the Bangladeshi government should not victimise the vets.