While any day is an excellent occasion to honours the ladies in your life, International Women’s Day provides yet another cause to do so. The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, a global event that honours women’s amazing achievements, raises awareness, and motivates others to advocate for gender equality.
Women are seen as the embodiment of power. They are the true creators of our culture. Despite the fact that we live in a patriarchal society, our women have always defied the odds and brought honours to our country. Here are 18 women from various backgrounds and occupations who have displayed women’s genuine potential and motivated us all to achieve success and our life’s sole purpose.
Miss Fatima Jinnah
She played a pivotal role in the Pakistan movement. Ms. Jinnah is still respected and revered by Pakistanis decades after her death, and she serves as a role model for women in the country.
Begum Shaista Ikramullah
Begum Shaista Ikramullah cleared the door for women’s participation in Pakistani politics by becoming the first woman elected to the Constituent Assembly.
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto
While wealthy countries such as the United States are currently working to elect their first female president, Benazir Bhutto achieved this for Pakistan in 1989. She was not just Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister, but also the Muslim world’s first female head of state.
Salute to Pakistan’s first female Speaker of the National Assembly, Fehmida Mirza studied medicine and ran an advertising agency, Information Communication Limited, before entering politics in 1982. (ICL).
Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa
Arfa made Pakistan proud by becoming the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of nine. She has represented Pakistan at several high-profile technology events, including the TechEd Developers Conference. When she died of a heart arrest at the age of 16 in 2012, the computing prodigy left the country in sadness.
Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old education activist, became a household figure after becoming the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Hina Rabbani Khar
She was Pakistan’s first female Foreign Minister, serving in the position from 2011 until 2013. She was not only Pakistan’s first female Foreign Minister, but she was also the country’s youngest.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Chinoy has created history by becoming the first Pakistani to win two Academy Awards at the age of 37! She has also received a total of six Emmy Awards!
Ms. Qazi’s bravery in the face of the terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar has earned her a position among Pakistan’s most illustrious women. Ms. Qazi had jumped in front of the students and told the terrorists, “I am their mother, Speak to me.” in an attempt to defend her students. After suffering a bullet to the head, she accepted martyrdom. Ms. Tahira Qazi’s name will be a source of strength for all those who stand for peace and values.
Rafia Baig became the first female member of the elite Bomb Disposal Squad in 2016, adding her name to the list of Pakistani women who have made history. She is not just Pakistan’s first female, but also Asia’s first female to be serving in this role.
Shamim became Pakistan’s first female truck driver, defying preconceptions in the transportation industry. Faced with a financial problem, Shamim Akhtar decided to become a truck driver, and since then, no consignment has been too enormous to deter this courageous Pakistani woman.
Samina Khayal Baig
Samina Baig is the first Pakistani woman to summit Mount Everest, as well as the first Muslim woman to reach all seven peaks.
Tabassum Adnan has become the first woman to lead a jirga managed by women in a country where jirgas are associated with male figureheads. Tabassum Adnan’s inspirational path has made her a role model for women all over the world. A child bride at 13, a mother of four, and a victim of domestic violence, Tabassum Adnan’s inspirational story has made her a role model for women all over the world.
When Ayesha became Pakistan’s first female war-ready pilot in 2013, she created history. Ayesha’s status as a fighter pilot has opened up new opportunities for Pakistani female soldiers.
Sana Mir is the first name that comes to mind when one talks about women’s cricket in Pakistan.
She was the first Pakistani to go into space and the first Pakistani to sky dive from Mount Everest during the historic first Everest skydives in 2008.
Lieutenant General Nigar Johar is the country’s first female three-star general. In the year 2020, she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. The officer has also been named the Pakistan Army’s first female surgeon general. The officer, who comes from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Swabi area, began her career as a cadet in 1981.
For her services to Pakistan’s health and education sectors, Fayeeza Naqvi, the co-founder and Chairman of Aman Foundation, received the first-ever Global Humanitarian Award for Women’s and Children’s Health. She is the first Pakistani to be honoured in this way.