This article explores dynamics of Miss Fatima Jinnah’s
leadership qualities by applying the Ideational approach.
The article aims to re-think the scenario of Pakistan at the eve of presidential
elections 1965 with regarding populism. It underscores causes, events and
consequences of the 1965’s Elections by re-contextualizing the views and
actions of Miss Jinnah. She won the elections, but a large-scale rigging
deprived her of becoming the first lady President of Pakistan and in Islamic
World. She did not play an active part in the political arena until the
Presidential elections challenging the military dictator. This study attempts
to answer why the Mother of the land opted for the politics of resistance;
how she took an active part in the election campaign, and what were the
implications of her participation in the elections by situating her role in
national politics through the theoretical lens of populism.
1-Sana Zaheer: PhD Scholar, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Iqbal Chawla: Professor (Former Dean of arts and Former Chairman), Department of History, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Populism, Ideational Approach, Leadership, Miss Fatima Jinnah, Presidential Elections