Gone are the days when only male were considered as ‘bread-earner of the family’. Now, women not only broke all the glass-ceiling but also defeated stereotypes. Women all over the world, are contributing in the work field and proving the fact that if someone has ability and is passionate about his work then there is nothing that can push him/her behind, not even gender which does not concern with someone’s better performance at work.
Journalism is a tough and risky profession as a journalists’ life is at stake and they also have unscheduled working hours. Under these circumstances, enthusiastic females have surpassed traditional restriction and have proved themselves brave and strong.
Here are some popular and experienced, career-oriented women in the Pakistan’s electronic media who can be an inspiration for other women. Being women, they are managing their professional life as well as doing their best in performing their domestic roles.
A prominent name in the field of journalism, Asma Shirazi, who hosts a current-affairs show. She has been working in this filed for seventeen years.
Asma Shirazi was born in 1976, in Islamabad and has post-graduate degree in Political Science from Punjab University in Lahore. She started her career with a private new channel in 2001. She has worked in almost every prominent media outlet and has been recognized for her comprehensive, unbiased and fair journalistic affairs.
She became Pakistan’s first female war correspondent when she reported from the Lebanon War and later from Pakistan-Afghanistan border in 2009 and is the first Pakistani journalist to win the prestigious Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.
She is an active and reputative journalist of Pakistan. Currently, she hosts a talkshow on a private news channel. Zehra was born in 1959 and studied business at the Quaid-e-Azam University and diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in 1989.
Her career in Journalism, begin in 2008 as an anchor. She holds 10 years of experience in this field.
Meher Bukhari is a TV anchorperson and a Pakistani journalist. She has worked in well-known media channels. She became an influencial national personality just after her debut in electronic media.
Meher Bokhari was born in 1983 in Lahore. For her higher studies, she went to Canada. She started her professional career in Pakistan. The fearless news-anchor has covered news stories even at dangerous places.
She is one of the most senior female journalists of Pakistan. Jasmeen Manzoor is active in this field since 2007. She worked as producer and talk show host on Private TV channels. Her documentaries received four awards. In 2009, Jasmeen won the Benazir Excellence Award for Best Female Anchor in Pakistan.
Jasmeen Manzoor was born in Karachi and earned her Masters in International Relations and started her career as an anchor in 1999.