Begum Zubeida Habib Rahimtoola (née Chinoy)(1917-2015), Founding member of the All-Pakistan Women's Association; wife of Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola, First High Commissioner for Pakistan
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Born in Mumbai, India, Zubeida Rahimtoola obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elphinstone College. Upon her marriage to Habib Rahimtoola, first High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK, she immersed herself into social welfare work to support Muslim women in British India and Britain and involved herself with development projects mainly revolving around education after the creation of Pakistan. As a founding member of the All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) she became the first President of APWA UK whilst living in Britain in 1947 and was simultaneously, the first President of the Jinnah's All-India Muslim League in the UK.