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These 20 Women From Pakistan Are Breaking More Stereotypes Than You Can Imagine

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1. Zahra Afridi

This hard-core Interior Designer runs her own company with her latest project being the Classic Rock Coffee Café in Islamabad. She also happens to have kickboxing training, which is a very unconventional field for Pakistani women to be in. Are all the Afridis this talented?

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Source: Zohra Bensemra

Source: Zohra Bensemra

Source: Zohra Bensemra

2. Sana Mir

Pakistan’s Women’s National Cricket Team Captain. She gave up her admission in an engineering degree to pursue this passion.

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Source: BBC

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3. Samina Baig

First Pakistani woman to climb mount Everest, she is also the youngest Muslim ever to climb Everest and the Seven Summits.

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4. Namira Salim

First Pakistani woman to to have reached the North and South Pole. She is also the first Asian and first Pakistani to skydive over Mount Everest but best of all, Namira, is the first Pakistani woman to travel into space

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Source: Twitter

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5. Naadiya Manzur

Director of Treehouse Nursey and Kindergarten, Naadiya Manzur is a visionary.

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With an unconventional setup and choice of subjects and skills being taught at this nursery

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6. Erum Ahmed and Aleena Raza

The mother-daughter duo responsible for managing ‘So Kamal’ Textile retail brand in Faisalabad and Karachi

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7. Zainab Abbas

Runs her own Fitness studio in Lahore after getting training from Bangkok

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8. Ansa Hasan

Marketing Manager at Porsche Pakistan

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9. Nazia Parveen

Rock Climber from FATA, Nazia Parveen doesn’t believe in giving up dreams.

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Source: Zohra Bensemra

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10. Ayesha Farooq

This 26-year-old is Pakistan’s first ever war-ready female fighter pilot from Bahawalpur.

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11. Fatima Kasuri

Educationalist and Model – Mother in law is Founder of Beaconhouse School System while she is the CEO

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12. Mukhtaran Mai

Stood up against the oppression of women and honor killing. A rape victim who became a pillar of strength for women all over Pakistan.

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13. Muniba Mazari

She is a writer and motivational speaker. She is wheel-chair bound due to a car accident at the age of 21 however she did not let that stop her, she is also a singer, activist, and a motivational speaker…

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14. Saba Gul

Founder of “Popinjay”  which is a non-profit organization that works with artisans in Pakistan to produce handmade and high-quality handbags.

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15. Sheba Najmi

She is working on an app which will connect the government and citizens directly, “I want to put forth this idea of Gov 2.0 which has caught on all over the world; which is to use apps and data to reframe the relationship between local government and citizens.”

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16. Sophia Hasnain

She has considerable experience in telecommunications and innovative Internet technology. She is currently working as a Trends and Transformations Consultant and has previously worked for Telenor in Pakistan and is considered one of Pakistan’s most innovative business women.

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17. Mehak Gul

Mehak Gul started playing chess at the tender age of six and now at 14 she is an internationally renowned chess player.

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18. Sabia Abbat

One of the best cyclists in Pakistan, she has won the National Cycling Championship of Pakistan and will be representing the nation in the South Asian games.

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19. Rosheen Khan

First Pakistani Muslim female master scuba diver and the only Nitrox certified diving instructor in Pakistan

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20. Naiza Khan

Naiza’s visual art has gotten her the coveted “Prince Claus” award which is given to those individuals whose efforts have a positive impact on their society.

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Source: artasiapacific.com

These women are making a name for themselves and making us proud all the while. More power to you… Keep Breaking Stereotypes.

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