Unstoppable’ is the word that best describes Pakistani woman. Here are 10 Pakistani woman who made us proud in 2015:
5 years old little woman, Laila Naim became first Pakistani to model for Burberry.Laila joins the ranks of the biggest Hollywood supermodels and has also been featured in fashion magazines Red, Marie Claire and Tatler.
Laraib is the daughter of legendary singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi. She is Pakistan’s first and the youngest female visual effects artist in Hollywood.
British Pakistani Mishal Husain won Broadcaster of the year at the London Press Club awards. She has worked for BBC World news and BBC news channel.
She was also named in Britain’s 50 most powerful Muslim women in 2009.
“The only game you should make is a cooking game.” “You are delusional if you think you can change the gaming landscape.”
A Pakistani girl, Mariam Adil was selected out of 700 teams and 1000 students at a global technology competition. She won the Clinton Global Initiative where she presented the idea of using video games for creating awareness in developing countries.
Aaima Asad, a student of the Pakistan College of Law achieved the first position in LLB (Hons) from the London University examination where about 107 students from different universities took part from across the world. This is the third time when this law college received a position.
She will surely be a great asset and contributor to our legal sector!
Syeda Ghulam Fatima
Syeda Ghulam Fatima, a Pakistani human rights activist was honoured with a Global Citizen award in New York for her dedication to civil rights and labour laws in Pakistan. Her story went viral all thanks to Brandon Stanton and his Humans of New York photo-blog.
Fatima is not the first Pakistani to win the award. Previously, teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai was honoured in 2013.
Fiza Farhan was named and listed on the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list of social entrepreneurs for 2015. She runs Buksh Foundation, a micro-finance institution that brings clean energy projects to poor and rural areas.
The foundation has trained 135 women as energy entrepreneurs and brought solar-powered lights to 6,750 households across the country.
Pakistan’s first female professional footballer Almira Rafeeque makes history by becoming the first sportswoman from the country to play the sport in UK.
This woman is kicking balls and portraying the true image of the country in front of the world where women are getting equal chance like men to display their skills and make the nation proud.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has named the wheelchair bound Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador to advance gender equality and empowerment of women.
What do you need feet for when you’ve got wings to fly. Disability is a state of mind and Muniba Mazari proves just that!
12 year-old Ayesha is a student from Islamabad and her passion to tackle sexism in Pakistani society is what helped her make it to BBC ’s list of 100 inspirational women for 2015.