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She’s the man?
Hell no. She’s the girl. She’s the woman.
She’s strong. She’s brave and she’s versatile. From creating life to breaking bones, to healing people she can be anything and everything.
Behold! She’s the God’s wonderful creature.
Who said you can’t be an engineer? Or a martial art queen? Who said you can’t be a Taekwondo master? Or a Pilot?
Dear Ladies I have compiled a list of 6 most inspiring women for you, who kicked the taboos right in the face and became what they wanted to, not heeding the society.
Queen #1. Naziyah Mahmood-Jack of all trades
Coming from a mixed background with an English mother, a Pakistani father, and an Arab lineage Naziyah Mahmood is Scotland’s astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, space mission analyst and a martial artist. She’s not only a martial artist but a researcher and weapons collector too. She faced many challenges and surpassed hurdles throughout her childhood and later on, racial and discriminatory attacks to become the epitome of awesomeness. She was visually impaired but she never let that come between her passion and dreams. Like all these extraordinary qualities weren’t enough this lady also happens to be a short story writer, a poet, and a wonderful cosplayer.
Naziyah is not only an academic of excellence but she also a bad-ass butt-kicker. Literally!
Her Hijab happens to be the reason behind all the racial assaults but this queen never gave up and stood up bravely. I suggest you visit her Facebook page to know more about her.
Queen#2. Nazia Parveen-The Climber
When girls her age were playing with dolls, she was climbing walls and trees. The lady has an M.Phill degree in IR from NDU Islamabad and of the present is the vice president of Pakistan Alpine Institute. Her awesomeness doesn’t end here. It actually begins here, for she also happens to be the Vice President of Adventure club Pakistan.
With passion everything’s possible.-Nazia Parveen
And she has proven it. A lady that broke the common Pakistani notion that women can not move ahead of men. Let’s face it we are all tired of hearing “You’re a girl you can’t do this or you can’t be that.” Well, we can be whoever we want to be.
Bajaur Agency’s Parveen not only climbs but is also a paraglider pilot too. She is known to make history as Pakistan’s very first woman to take part in a two-day Rock Climbing Competition in Singapore.
She decided to be a rock climber after she lost her first competition.
Queen#3. Muniba Mazari-The Survivor
This queenly figure is not only an artist, a writer and a spokesperson but also a TV anchor. This wheelchair bound TV anchor has been listed in the Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.
But what exactly makes her great? This amazing woman never lost hope. Imagine living a nightmare of your life forever. Imagine waking up in a hospital half paralyzed. Tragedy aside could you even imagine hearing the mean comments of people regarding your upcoming life. Despite the pain and hurt she only moved ahead. Since then she has been an inspiration for many men and women out there. She has been proposed as the first Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan. Her awesomeness doesn’t end here, for ladies and gentlemen Muniba Zuberi is also Asia’s first wheelchair-bound model. She has worked with Toni & Guy in the ‘Woman of Substance’ campaign. Who said being handicapped is a hurdle? This lady has proved that one can do wonders despite these hurdles.
Of present, this lady is running her own brand that goes by the name ‘Muniba’s Canvas’ with a powerful slogan ‘Let Your Walls Wear Colors’.
Queen#4. Shazia Perveen-The Savior
“I was told during the training that I would become the first lady firefighter of Asia, which made me extremely jubilant and it was like my dream had come true,” says Perveen.
Hailing from Vehari, she’s the Pakistan’s first female firefighter. This warrior queen forever dreamt to be a fire fighter and here she is today. Despite the dangers, that come with this job she remains adamant. After recruitment, she had to undergo exhaustive training and she was the only woman out of 600 to succeed. To work sidelong with men never bothered her and yes in a men’s society this champ lady proved herself to be a valiant and a flamboyant woman. Perveen lends a hand where there are women imprisoned in flames.
In the beginning she too was mocked and laughed upon but that changed once she started saving people and their properties.
“Some women avoid and hesitate to work with men. That is where I differ with them and think that we, women, can work shoulder-to-shoulder with men,” says Perveen.
Queen#5. Ayesha Farooq-The Warrior
This lady happens to be Pakistan’s first 26-year-old female fighter. Ayesha Farooq of Bahawalpur is one of the 19 women to achieve the rank of combat pilot in the Pakistan Air Force.
There are five other female fighter pilots but they haven’t taken the final tests to qualify for combat. Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq, is the first of six female fighter pilots in the force to pass the final exams and declared qualified for battle.
She has been declared fit to fly missions in the Chinese-made F7PG fighter jet sideways her 24 male colleagues in Squadron 20.
Queen#6. Marium Mukhtiar- The Martyr
“Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries”
(fall out boy, centuries)
Indeed she’ll be remembered for centuries. This remarkable lady embraced martyrdom on November 24, 2015, after the FT-7PG aircraft crashed near Kundian in Mianwali District of the northwest of Punjab.
According to experienced PAF retired officers Mariam Mukhtiar and Squadron leader Saqib Abbasi were on a routine training mission when this tragedy befell them. Both the warriors ejected from the cockpit and the plane crash-landed. Abbasi sustained minor injuries whereas, Mukhtiar embraced martyrdom for the wounds were fatal.
Even though Marium had ejected along with her co-pilot, but she ejected seconds late at a lower altitude.Flying Officer Marium could have saved her own life had she ejected herself before taking out the aircraft out and away from the populous area.
But both the pilots had agreed on taking risk hence, kept flying the ebbing jet out and away from the densely populated area.
This delay in ejection caused martyrdom of Marium Mukhtar!