Veteran Pakistan Movement Fatima Sughra passes away in Lahore

Islamabad: Renowned, Pakistan Movement worker, Fatima Sughra died on Sunday night in Lahore after prolonged illness. Her funeral prayer was offered on Monday after Zohr and she was laid to rest at Miani Sahib graveyard. She was 86.

Fatima Sughra won acclaim for her rebellion against the British rule during Pakistan movement when she pulled down Union Jack from the Civil Secretariat Lahore gate and hoisted her green dupata as the flag of Muslim League. At the time, Sughra was only 14.

She was awarded gold medal and Life Achievement Award by the government of Pakistan and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust in recognition of her services during the Independence movement.

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