There is no doubt that girls and women are breaking the stereotypical norms in Pakistan. The women in Pakistan are becoming confident and opting for more confident careers. In fact, they even partake in those household chores and responsibilities that were believed to be suited for males.
A similar incident occurred in the city of Karachi, where a 21-year-old girl, took the obligation of selling her own sacrificial animal for Bakra Eid. Knowing that Bakra Eid is extremely close; the prices in cattle markets are on a rocket rise.
Hence, negotiating and arguing for a good price is becoming quite difficult. However, throwing caution to the wind, young and bold, 21-year-old Ayesha got ready to go and sell sacrificial animals for the upcoming Bakra Eid. In addition, she has also managed to create a camp where she is taking care of all her animals.
Ayesha Ghani – A new salesgirl in the cattle market
Ayesha basically lives in Gulshan-e-Iqbal from where she travels to the Super Highway Cattle market every day. Her camp comprises of 36 cattle including cows, bulls, and calf are available. Interestingly, our young salesgirl knows how to market and sell her animals. She has managed to set a price range of one lac thirty thousand to seven lacs maximum.
From cattle brazing to feeding, and even cleaning, Ayesha manages to that all by herself. In addition to that, this brave girl also sells her animals online. Not only do we find this surprising, but unbelievable for a girl to do so. Although such practices of selling, and taking care of animals might seem completely normal in other parts of the world, we Pakistani find these kinds of antics unique.
During an interview with a local news channel, Ayesha mentioned that she uploads pictures online for online selling as well, however, most people come to purchase sacrificial animals on the Super Highway Cattle market. She adds that she has hired a few people to look after her animals as well.
Role of women and patriarchy
However, from an early age the role of women and men is predefined in our minds; and we build are societal norms according to them. Here is a food for thought for us. If anything, the way the patriarchy has shaped up our society nullifies the teachings of Islam. It is time to change.
We applaud and encourage more women to partake in such antics to break this societal norm once and for all. It is time that girls and women take charge of situations and eliminate patriarchy.
Along with that, we are truly amazed by Ayesha’s courage and determination. There is no doubt that she is a brave, courageous, and confident girl, who will surely be a high achiever very soon.
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