Ra’ana Liaqat Ali Khan (1905-1990) was a key figure
in the Pakistan Movement during the 1940s, when the country was forming. She
was named the “Mother of Pakistan” for her influence.
She worked to create political awareness among Muslim
women, and initiated a number of reforms in support of women and children’s
rights. She especially tried to create opportunities, such as medical training,
for women to take up professions beyond the domestic life that was expected of
them. She founded the Pakistan Women National Guards and the Women Naval Reserves.