1. Namira Salim
First Pakistani woman 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
“I am a firm believer in destiny and therefore, nothing deters me in the face of danger.” she said. Namira Salim is a Pakistani explorer and artist. She is the first Pakistani to have reached the North Pole in April 2007 and the South Pole in January 2008. She was a Pakistani National who became the first Asian to Skydive Everest as part of the “First Everest Skydive 2008.” Not only did a select few dive from an altitude above Mount Everest, 29,480 feet, she also made history as the first jumpers ever to skydive from the roof of the world.She was feted for her groundbreaking achievements by President Zardari, who awarded her the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for excellence in sports. #mountains #national #geographic #world #astronomy #mteverest #skydive #skydiving #paragliding #explorer #explorepk#biography #autobiography #world #pakistan #strength #destiny #hardwork #determination #womenempowerment #feminism #strongwomen #faith #instagood
2. Ayesha Farooq
This 26-year-old is Pakistan’s first ever war-ready female fighter pilot from Bahawalpur.
My mother raised me to be strong, to a point that if one day, I was left alone, I would be able to take care of myself,” she said Ayesha Farooq is Pakistan’s – and South Asia’s – first war-ready female fighter pilot. In 2013, she became first and only Pakistani and South Asian female fighter pilot after topping the final exams to qualify. She now flies missions in a Chinese-made Chengdu J-7 fighter jet alongside her 24 male colleagues in Squadron 20. #pilot #ayeshaforooq #stereotypes #airplanes #travel #adventures #fighters #strong#biography #autobiography #world #pakistan #strength #destiny #hardwork #determination #womenempowerment #feminism #strongwomen #faith #instagood
3. 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.
In 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her younger brother’s alleged relationship with a woman from another clan. Instead of committing suicide or living in shame, she fought for justice in the Pakistani courts—making world headlines. Further defying custom, she started two schools for girls in her village and a crisis center for abused women. Mukhtar, realized that only a change in mentality could break brutal, archaic traditions and social codes. Her story was the subject of Mukhtar’s own memoir, “In the Name of Honor”. #rape #assault #harassment #brutality #cruelty #women #safety #molestation #suicide #shame#biography #autobiography #world #pakistan #strength #destiny #hardwork #determination #womenempowerment #feminism #strongwomen #faith #instagood
4. 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…
Muniba Mazari is known as the Iron-Lady and True Face of Pakistan. She decided to find her inner strength by using art as a tool after a car accident which left her paralysed, nine years ago. A dreamer, Ms Mazari chose art as a way to break free from the fetters of her physical disability. Ms Mazari started her professional career as a content writer. That makes her asia’s first wheelchair bound model. She’s a social Activist who works with the schools which particularly cater the needs of less privileged children. #munibamazari #artist #social #activist #ngo #volunteer #disability #socialworker #model #painter #art #ironlady #writer
5. 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?
6. Sana Mir
Pakistan’s Women’s National Cricket Team Captain. She gave up her admission in an engineering degree to pursue this passion.
7. Samina Baig
First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest, she is also the youngest Muslim ever to climb Everest and the Seven Summits.
8. Erum Ahmed and Aleena Raza
The mother-daughter duo responsible for managing ‘So Kamal’ Textile retail brand in Faisalabad and Karachi
9. Zainab Abbas
Runs her own Fitness studio in Lahore after getting training from Bangkok
10. Ansa Hasan
Marketing Manager at Porsche Pakistan
11. Nazia Parveen
Rock Climber from FATA, Nazia Parveen doesn’t believe in giving up dreams.
12. Fatima Kasuri
Educationalist and Model – Mother in law is Founder of Beaconhouse School System while she is the CEO
13. Naadiya Manzur
Director of Treehouse Nursery and Kindergarten, Naadiya Manzur is a visionary.
With an unconventional setup and choice of subjects and skills being taught at this nursery
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.
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.”
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 businesswomen.
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.
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.
19. Rosheen Khan
First Pakistani Muslim female master scuba diver and the only Nitrox certified diving instructor in Pakistan
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.
These women are making a name for themselves and making us proud all the while. More power to you.