Happy Women’s Day
As today we celebrate Women’s Day. Let’s talk about some woman. Who are the literal examples of woman power.
The mother of the nation Fatima Jinnah was one of the most active participants in the independence war and a member of Muslim league. She was also a dental surgeon, biographer, stateswoman and the co founder of Pakistan woman’s association. She passed away at her home in 1967 due to heart failure.
She was a Pakistani novelist, playwright and spiritualist. She wrote literature in Urdu, producing novels, dramas and short stories. Bano Qudsia was born on 28 November 1928 in Firozpur, British India. Qudsia’s novel Raja Gidh (The King Buzzard) is considered a modern Urdu classic. Among her more prominent writings are “Aatish-i-zer-i-paa”, “Aik Din”, “Amer Bail”, “Asay Pasay”, “Chahar Chaman”, “Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log”, “Footpath ki Ghaas”, “Haasil Ghaat” and “Hawa Kay Naam”. The most well known plays she wrote include “Tamasil”, “Hawa ke Naam”, “Seharay”, “Khaleej” and “Adhi Baat”. She passes away in Lahore last year 2017 at the age of 88.
Fatima Suraiya Bajia
She was an Urdu novelist, playwright of Pakistan. Bajia was a well known personality in social welfare, literary Radio, TV and Stage, she wrote for PTV Centers Islamabad and Lahore since the launch of those TV channels. Bajia won numerous awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1996 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh in Pakistan. Most recently she appeared in The Big Show on CNBC alongside another legendary writer Haseena Moin. She died due to throat cancer at the age of 85 in 2016.
Bilquis Edhi is the wife of late “Abdul Sattar Edhi”. She is a professional nurse and the most active philanthropist of Pakistan. She has been partners with her husband in the welfare work since many decades. The Edhi’s death she has been heading and operation the foundations and organizations. She is known worldwide by the name of “Mother Of Pakistan” after Fatima Jinnah she is the only one to have such a high status in the public eye.
Marium Mukhtiar born on 18th may 1992. She was a Pakistani fighter pilot. She is one of the 4 woman fighter pilots. Marium was the daughter of Col. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Shaikh. Marium also took active participation in charity work. She was supporting a school for poor children who were unable to afford education. The fighter pilot was awarded with the military award Tamgha-e-Basalat by the Government of Pakistan. She passed away on 24th November 2015 when her plane crashed near Kundain, Punjab. A biography film was made in her honor “Ek Thi Marium” starring Sanam Baloch directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and written by Umera Ahmend.
Nazia was born on 3rd April 1965. She was the biggest and renowned female pop singer of Pakistan. Her work gave new definition to pop music in our music industry. She was not only a singer but, a lawyer and a social activist as well. Nazia sold over 60 million records worldwide. Some of her famous songs are “Ap Jesa Koi”, “Disco Deewane”, “Boom Boom” and “Piyar Diyan Dallan”. Nazia received award for Pride of performance by the government of Pakistan, Golden Disc Award and double Platinum Award for her outstanding work in the field of arts and performance. The pop star was suffering from lung cancer for some time and died to it on 13th august 2000.
These women have showed us the meaning of woman empowerment. They did everything with power, passion, courage, pride and honor. They have succeeded in what they set out to do. These women are the ones that we can hear about and watch on our television screens but, the ones in your homes are no less, your mother, wife, sister and daughter. They give you their love and time, respect and passion. These women deserve the respect and honor as any other mentioned in our list today.
Happy Women’s Day