Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan’s 115th birth anniversary being celebrated today

Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan was a strong lady. She worked hand in hand with her husband for the Pakistan movement and later served the country in various important offices, including as ambassador to various countries, as a minister and even as the Governor of Sindh. It is needless to mention that she achieved a lot of “firsts” for Pakistani women.

Begum Rana devoted herself to the task of creating political consciousness amongst the Muslim women of the sub-continent. In 1949, she arranged a conference of over 100 active women from all over Pakistan. The conference announced the formation of a voluntary and non-political organization for the social, educational and cultural uplift of the women, named as All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA). She was nominated as its first President.