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17 Women Who Made Pakistan Proud
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Published: Mar 8, 2016

Women have always played an important role in the struggle and success of Pakistan. Here are X Pakistani women who have made Pakistan proud:

1. Bilquis Eidhi

Bilquis Edhi, wife of Abdul Sattar Eidhi, is one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. She is not only a social worker, she is a humanitarian.

Source: FILE
Source: FILE

2. Ayesha Farooq

She is one of five women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force. Ayesha is Pakistan’s first war-ready female fighter pilot.

Source: indiatimes.com
Source: Indiatimes.com

3. Samina Baig

Samina is the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest. She is also the youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest. She is also the first Pakistani womna and the first Muslim to climb the seven summits.

Source: altitudepakistan.blogspot.com
Source: altitudepakistan.blogspot.com

4. Shamshad Akhtar

She is a Pakistani Development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. She was also the first woman to become the Governor of The State Bank of Pakistan.

Source: un.org
Source: un.org

5. Muniba Mazari

Muniba Mazari, is a Pakistani artist, writer and motivational speaker. Mazari was named as one of the BBC’s 100 most inspirational women for 2015. She is Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Source: bbc.com
Source: bbc.com

6. Jehan Ara

She is the president of the largest tech-association in Pakistan and runs a Google-funded incubation space.

Source: digitalyouthsummit.pk
Source: digitalyouthsummit.pk

7. Kishwar Naheed

Kishwar is an Urdu poet. She has received Sitara-e-Imtiaz for her literary contribution towards Urdu literature.

Source: dawn.com
Source: dawn.com

8. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a journalist, activist and a filmmaker. She has won two Oscars for her documentaries. She is the first Pakistani to win an Oscar. She has also won an Emmy for another documentary and is the first non-American to win the Livingston Award.

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9. Malala Yousafzai

She is an activist for female education and the youngest Nobel-Prize laureate. She has received many national and international honours.

Source: climatechangenews.com
Source: climatechangenews.com

10. Maria Umar

Maria is the founder and president of Women’s Digital League (WDL), an online platform that provides digital training and work to Pakistani women.

Source: madeforpakistan.com
Source: madeforpakistan.com

11. Mashall Chaudhri

Mashall Chaudhri is the founder of the Reading Room Project (RRP), which uses the internet and the blended learning to teach Pakistani low-income students how to self-learn.

Source: acumen.org
Source: acumen.org

12. Namira Salim

Namira Salim is the first Pakistani to travel into space and to reach the North and South Pole.

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13. Sidra Iqbal

She is a television journalist and a development activist. She is the first Pakistani to be awarded the GR8 Women Award for Journalism by the Government of UAE and the Indian Television Academy.

Source: movieshoovy.wordpress.com
Source: movieshoovy.wordpress.com

14. Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and Internet activist who founded the not-for-profit organisation Digital Rights Foundation. She was named in the TIME magazine’s list of next generation 2015 for helping Pakistani women fight online harassment.

Source: Tumblr
Source: Tumblr

15. Syeda Ghulam Fatima

Fatima has devoted her life to ending bonded labor.

Source: Humans Of New York
Source: Humans Of New York

16. Shazia Perveen

Shazia Perveen is Pakistan’s first firefighter.

Source: new-age-islam.blogspot.com
Source: new-age-islam.blogspot.com

17. Fiza Farhan

Fiza Farhan is a Pakistani entrepreneur in power sector who is working for promotion of Green Energy in the country. She is CEO of Buksh Foundation and director of Buksh Energy. She was also part of the ’30 under 30’ list by Forbes magazine for Social Entrepreneurs in 2015. She has also been appointed a Member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

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Good work, ladies! The nation is proud of you!