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  • NARRATIVE ARC: JINNAH, FATIMA AND DINA

    The recent demise of Dina Wadia, the only child of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, reminded me of Lieutenant Colonel Ilahi Bakhsh’s account of the last days of the Quaid in his slim yet extremely important book, With the Quaid-i-Azam During His Last Days...

    A leading physician of his times, tasked with treating and looking after the Quaid, Bakhsh accompanied Jinnah and his sister Fatima Jinnah when the ailing Father of the Nation...

  • Ton-up Marina steals show in Fatima Jinnah event

    KARACHI: Opener Marina Iqbal slammed a splendid century to star in Omar Associates’ clinical 260-run defeat of Lahore in the runs in 10th Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah National Women Cricket Tournament at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke on Wednesday...

  • Youth asked to learn lessons from Fatima Jinnah’s life

    ISLAMABAD: The 50th death anniversary of Madr-i-Millat Fatima Jinnah will be commemorated today (Monday) ...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday urged the country’s young generation, particularly women, to rekindle the spirit of comradeship, dedication and reinforcement for the development of Pakistan as manifested through the life-long struggle of Ms Jinnah...

  • ZTBL claim Fatima Jinnah Women’s Championship title

    RAWALPINDI: Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) thrashed State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) by eight wickets in the summit clash of the 11th Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah Women’s Championship at the Pindi Stadium on Tuesday...

    SBP’s Irum Javed was given the best fielder accolade while Huma Shafiq of Islamabad was adjudged the best wicket-keeper...

  • Fatima Jinnah’s cars handed over to consultant for restoration

    KARACHI: The two forgotten classic cars belonging to Miss Fatima Jinnah, which had been gathering rust for years, have finally been handed over to experts for restoration by the government at the National Museum here on Monday...

    “After being restored, the cars will be put on display permanently at the Quaid-i-Azam House Museum or Flag Staff House as it is also known as on Fatima Jinnah Road,” said Mr Ikram...

  • Miss Fatima Jinnah’s cars come back home

    KARACHI: Miss Fatima Jinnah’s 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible and her 1965 Mercedes Benz 200, which had been driven to ruin over the years due to negligence by their caretakers, have been restored to their original condition with the heritage vehicles placed at the Quaid-i-Azam House, or Flagstaff House as it is also known, on Monday...

  • What Fatima Jinnah told those who tampered with her speech

    Those who read my previous blog on the late Miss Fatima Jinnah’s censored speech in 1951 on Radio Pakistan and her burial, came forth with countless interesting comments...

    To prove the point that Miss Jinnah’s speech was indeed censored, I had referenced Qudratullah Shahab’s book...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    RAWALPINDI: Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads...

    The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at a quite long distance from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, it should have rescue teams available 24 hours...

  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s death anniversary observed at Jinnah Park

    RAWALPINDI: Like last year, the Jinnah Park administration on Tuesday tried to stop the media from covering the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at the old Rawalpindi Central Jail, now Jinnah Park...

    When print and electronic media was not allowed into the park, PPP Rawalpindi Chapter President Babar Jadoon said the PPP will hold the function on the main road if the garrison authorities did not let the media in...

  • ‘Bottle’ bomb, not cracker, hurled on Jinnah Park

    RAWALPINDI: Investigators probing the cracker’s attack on Jinnah Public Park on Friday suspected that it was a ‘bottle bomb’ which was hurled on the main gate of the park on Wednesday...

    Earlier, the police claimed that a cracker was hurled at the main gate of the park by some unidentified car riders...

  • Nawaz inaugurates Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, says park not for sit-ins

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formally inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore and said that the park is not for sit-in as protesters are often on the look out for such venues...

    "We should also post a sign in the park that it is not a place to hold sit-ins, as protesters are often on the lookout for such venues," said the prime minister...

  • Pak movement veteran Fatima Sughra dies at 86

    Renowned Pakistan Movement worker Fatima Sughra died on Sunday night in Lahore after a protracted illness...

    Fatima Sughra won acclaim for her rebellion against British rule during the Pakistan Movement, when she pulled down Union Jack from the Civil Secretariat Lahore gate and hoisted her own green dupata as a flag for the Muslim League...

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