Women politicians of early Pakistan in pictures.
Miss Fatima Jinnah
Fatima Jinnah, who was Qaid-e-Azam’s sister, was a dental surgeon and stateswoman. She played a major role in freedom of Pakistan and was among the leading women politicians of her time.
Salma Tasaduq Hussain
Salma Tasaduq Hussain was born in Gujranwala. She was a housewife till 1935 but then she decided to help women to participate in the freedom movement. In 1946 elections, she was elected as member of Punjab Assembly. She was also part of first delegation sent to UN from newly independent Pakistan in 1947.
Viqar un Nisa
Viqar Un Nisa was born and raised in Australia. She married Feroz Khan Noon and moved to India. She actively participated in Pakistan movement and continued social work after the independence.
Begum Shaista Ikramullah
Begum Shaista Ikramullah was a witty politician and author who played her role in the freedom movement. She served as ambassador to numerous countries after independence.
Begum Raana Liaqat
Raana Liaqat Ali Khan was a prominent economist and a major figure in the freedom movement. She, along with her husband Liaqat Ali Khan, led Muslim men and women to stand up for their right to freedom.
Begum Jahan Ara Shahnawaz
Begum Jahan Ara Shahnawaz was from a political family. Her understanding of Indian politics helped her to play a leading role in the freedom movement. She was the first Asian lady to preside over a legislature.
Lady Abdullah Haroon
Lady Haroon assembled women and encouraged them to take part in political activities. Her house in Karachi became central meeting place. She also taught uneducated Muslim girls so that they can understand their rights.