With intimation to the Federal and Provincial Ministries of Health, the PMDC and the University of Karachi and after necessary documentation, Fatima Jinnah Dental College was born on the map of Pakistan. It is a pioneer institution devoted to the teaching of dentistry, independently and not as a department of any medical college.
The College is named “Fatima Jinnah Dental College” to pay respect and homage to the memory of Late Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, who was herself, a Dentist. The Mohtarma, sister of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, qualified as a dentist in early part of this century in 1922, in undivided India. Due to her devotion to the cause of creation of Pakistan, she sacrificed her professional & personal life. She was honored by the title of “Madar-e-Millat”(Mother of the Nation), by which name she is still fondly remembered. The establishment of this College is also the fulfillment of the promise made to Late Miss Fatima Jinnah by Dr. S. Baqar Askary, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of this College, in Dec. 1966, during the Mohtarma’s struggle for democracy.
It took a long time, but by the Grace of ALLAH, the dream is a reality today. This college was established in the University of Karachi academic year 1992-93. It is significant, that 1993 was the centenary year of the birth of the Mohtarma and the establishment of this College was a gift to the Nation on this auspicious occasion.