7 Badass Women Of Pakistan You Need To Know About

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Being a women is no easy job especially in a country like Pakistan which is very unfortunate. In honour of International Women's Day I have compiled a list of some of the most badass women of Pakistan who are breaking gender stereo types and making us all very proud.

  1. Asma Jahangir
    She was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and also a social activist. She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Women's Action Forum. She was also nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Asma Jahangir was a badass in real sense. Due to her activism and work for human rights, she received numerous threats during her career but she never let that stop her from fighting for the oppressed.

  2. Muniba Mazari
    She is a role model for not just women but also men everywhere. At the age of 21, Muniba Mazari was in a terrible car accident which left her paralysed from the hip down because of which she had to stay in the hospital for 2 years. But she did not let her disability stop her. Now she is a well-known model, activist, motivational speaker, and a television host.

  3. Shazia Perveen
    Shazia Perveen is Pakistan's first female firefighter. She joined rescue 1122 at the age of 25. She never once gave up considering that this is a male dominated field.

  4. Malala Yousafzai
    Malala is a brave little girl who persevered in the face of many challenges and is actively working for education in Pakistan. She was shot in the head by Talibans in 2012 when she wrote anonymously about her life in Swat and how young girls were denied the right to education. She has also started an education fund for girls around the world known by the name of Malala Fund. Malala is also the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

  5. Ayesha Farooq
    Ayesha Farooq is the first Pakistani female fighter pilot from Bahawalpur. She flies Chinese F-7PG Combat Planes for the Pakistan Air Force.

  6. Shamim Akhtar
    Breaking gender stereotypes proudly, Shamim Akhtar is Pakistan's first female truck driver. She is a 53 year old single mother who is an inspiration for all of us. She has taught us that being a woman should not hold us back.

  7. Samina Baig
    She is the first and only Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. Not only that, but she is the youngest Muslim woman to climb Mount Everest.