March 8th is women’s day, so what better day to celebrate some of the females who have made our country proud and shaped our society over the years?
We take a look at some of the most FIERCE WOMEN of Pakistan who have made a difference for women in our country. We know there are a million more out there who are inspirational but we had to pick only 7 of them, otherwise, the list would be endless.
Reffered as the “Iron Lady” of Pakistan, Muniba was 21 when she met a car accident and was left paralysed, doctors told her that she would be unable to walk, paint, or give birth, that day she decided to face her fears. She adopted a son, now, 10 years later, she’s a motivational speaker, Pakistan’s first wheelchair-using artist and first female Goodwill Ambassador, Muniba continues to model, speak and sing, She has also worked on campaigns for Toni&Guy and refuses to portray herself as a victim.
On her 21st Birthday, Resham Khan was in a car with her cousin when a stranger (named John Tomlin) allegedly chucked a corrosive substance through the window. Resham was left with horrific burns after the sickening “Acid Attack” she needed a skin graft and her eyesight was permanently damaged, but she refused to let it break her. That is when she posted a picture on her blog with the caption “Time to stop hiding” since then, she has been campaigning for tighter laws to prevent acid attacks.
Malala is a Pakistani Activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Malala became an advocate for girl’s education when she herself was a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala while she was en route home from school in a bus. A portion of her skull was removed to treat her swelling brain. To receive further care, she was transferred to Birmingham, England. She survived and continued to speak out on the importance of education for girls. Today, she’s 20, studying in Oxford University.
Pakistan’s first female pilot, Maryam Mukhtar (23) embraced martyrdom while on a routine training flight in Mianwali. She and her co-pilot ejected before the aircraft crashed, but she later died on November 24, 2015 because of major injuries. Flying Officer Mariam could save her life but she decided to take risk to keep flying the downing jet for taking the jet out of the densely populated area, especially saving a school.
The bravest woman, Army Public school’s Principal Tahira Qazi (shaheed) martyred and sacrificed her own life saving many students when taliban attacked Army Public School. She jumped infront of them and said “I AM THEIR MOTHER, TALK TO ME” She embraced her death when she was shot in her head brutally in front of her students.
Daughter of pakistan’s renowned lawyer SM Zafar, Roshaneh Zafar, Founder and Managing Director of the Kashf Foundation, founded the first microfinance organization in Pakistan focusing on low-income women, Kashf foundation has given small loans to more than two million women, enabling them to start their own businesses as micro-entrepreneurs and helped change their lives for the better. TV serial “Udaari” was produced by her, the theme of child rape, is drawn from the stories of thousands of women who are clients of the Kashf Foundation.
Daughter of former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto was the first ever prime minister of Pakistan. She was killed when an assassin fired shots and then blew himself up after an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.
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