Web Desk: International Women’s Day is observed today on March 8, all over the world. Women are fighting for highlighting the services and getting equal rights. Similarly in Pakistan, Women endeavored a lot to break the glass ceiling and prove themselves and became a pride for all of us.
As a result, Pakistan accepted the importance of female gender and also announced National Women Empowerment policy with ‘Pledge For Parity’ theme.Therefore, Pakistan is among those countries where women have a fixed number of seats in legislation assemblies. They are contributing a lot in the development of Pakistan.
Here is a list of 7 inspirational women of Pakistan.
Bilquis Bano Edhi
A well-know name of Pakistan. She works as a social worker. She is one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. Due to her services, she titled as The Mother of Pakistan.
She was the first woman who headed a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. She was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was a daring and courageous leader.
She represents Pakistan in United Nation. She is the first women who hold the position of Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nation. Madiha Lodhi is also regarded as the first news editor in Asia. She received Hilal-i-Imtiaz award in 2002.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
She is well recognized nationally and internationally due to her work in film making. She is the first Pakistani woman who received Oscar for her documentary, titled ‘Saving Face’.
In 2010, she was regarded as the fastest woman in South Asia and also won a gold medal. Then 2010, she was appointed as Ambassador of Sports.
She is the youngest Muslim women to climb Mount Everest and was the first to climb the peak Chashkin Sar (above 6,000 meters) in Pakistan.
Malala Yousuf Zai
She is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel prize winner. In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan’s first National Youth Prize.