It’s been a recent phenomenon when media has started paying attention to women. Acknowledging them and crediting them for their achievements. These past few weeks several women stood out in news. We decided to compile a list and celebrate these accomplished role models for women all over Pakistan.
Female pilots who flew to Gilgit
PIA’s two female pilots successfully landed a flight to Gilgit, which is considered one of the toughest routes.
The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!! #PIA pic.twitter.com/UOQC8VbRUZ
— PIA (@Official_PIA) June 21, 2018
They received huge amount of applaud but at the same time, the derogatory comments were in abundance too. Why we, as a society can’t appreciate our own women?
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a name that needs no introduction. Her latest project includes documenting the journey of a 15-year-old boy from Sialkot. He is attending FIFA and Sharmeen is there to support him.
She also announced a collaboration with HBO sports to produce a sports documentary “Student-Athlete”. This will be co-directed by Trish Dalton and produced by the basketball legend LeBron James. Sharmeen is the first Pakistani woman to win two Oscars.
QB’s FIFA Anthem
In other FIFA news singer Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch aka QB collaborated with Jason Derulo to give FIFA anthem a Punjabi touch. Her FIFA cover is great and produced by Coca-Cola. In the video Pakistani flag waves high and kids are playing in the streets of Karachi. This is a big achievement for a Pakistani artist as it celebrates the arrival of football in Pakistan.
Momina Mustehsan now making a mark in India
Momina Mustehsan also collaborated with Indian singer-composer-actor Arjun Kanungo. The song has been well received, particularly given the ban on Pakistani artists in India. This duet gives artists hope for future collaborations.
Mehwish Hayat vs Bakhtawar Bhutto
This week was also Benazir Bhutto’s birthday. And Mehswish Hayat shared the message of working on BB’s biopic film. For any actor that’s a great honor, but this news didn’t sit well with former Prime Minister’s daughter. Bakhtwar Bhutto announced a legal action this announcement. Though Mehswish Hayat has tried clearing the air.
To clarify rumours circulating.There is a project at the very early stages of development about your amazing mother. This cannot and will not be done without the consent or blessing of the family.I am sure that the team involved will be in touch before they progress further..1/2
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) June 22, 2018
Armeena Khan Calls out Sheikh Rasheed
She is known for using social media for voicing her opinions. Recently Sheikh Rasheed made some derogatory marks about people in entertainment industry calling them prostitute and pimps. Armeena Khan, however, schooled him and reminded how a leader should behave on TV. Televison actress Mansha Pasha joined in as well.
This is how some politicians speak on national television. I second @ArmeenaRK what an embarassment such people are who call themselves "leaders" https://t.co/eDb9yq7VPe
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) June 20, 2018
He said what he said publicly. So we are also disagreeing…. PUBLICLY! Its not like he inboxed us either 🤦♀️
Also maybe someone should ask him if he is trying to improve his ratings with his rantings. Hum sirf ikhtelaaf kar rahay hein. https://t.co/N4FtX5CDzU
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) June 20, 2018
Dr. Sarah Safdar, KPK’s Religious minister
For the first time, KPK selected a Christian woman as their interim religious minister. Dr. Sarah Safdar is the first woman from a minority group who also holds the social welfare and education portfolios in the interim cabinet.
Nabila is the face of Pakistani makeup and fashion industry. And she was the official hair and makeup partner for IIFA 2018 awards that happened this week. She is all set to make her mark on Bollywood and the international beauty industry.
More power to all the girls out there chasing dreams and making them come true! These women are leading Pakistan into a progressive international limelight.
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