The Brighter side of Pakistan!

(Fatima Afzaal, Karachi)

Pakistan is the world’s sixth most populous country, which is considered among the developing countries of the world. Pakistan has many issues like, poverty; shortage of water; power generation; quality education; women empowerment; child labor and child brides etc. But it doesn’t mean that there is nothing good and able to appreciation inside the country. It’s not good to keep stick yourself along with the darkness. Yes, it’s understandable that ups and down is part of anyone’s life, but if we have darker side in our life then we also have a brighter side which makes us happy and keep energetic to move ahead in our lives. Pakistan considered as male dominant society where, a female faces a lot of barriers for moving forward on daily basis in the society.

Despite of this bitter reality we have a number of women in our country, which didn’t gave up and struggle a lot and made their own identity. List of these proud women’s starts from the brave ladies Fatima Jinnah and Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan afterwards it lead by Benazir Bhutto who became the first female Prime Minister of any Muslim state from Pakistan. And now in 2018 the number of proud Pakistani women in the list has increased.

Azka Qaiser
Azka Qaiser a proud Pakistani woman who developed an application along with her team member Asad Memon. This application is made for helping users to communicate with pseudo-names in Facebook groups. The team Azka Qaiser and Asad Memon also secured Second position in Facebook’s F8 Hackathon in San Jose, California.

Kanwal Ahmed and Nadia Patel
Kanwal Ahmed and Nadia Patel are two Pakistani local entrepreneurs, who are invited by Facebook for attending the Facebook Community Leadership programme 2018. Both these confident and intelligent ladies will represent Pakistan internationally. These two Pakistani participants out of total 115 participants of FCLP have been selected from over 46 countries.
Kanwal Ahmed is the owner of “Soul Sisters of Pakistan”. Soul Sisters of Pakistan is basically Facebook community of almost 83,000 members. It is a social platform for every woman to raise her voice by telling her story, can take help legally, financially and psychologically as per the conditions.

Nadia Patel is the founder of “Sheops”, which is an online plat form for women market place for facilitating them to run their business and easily sell their products online. Nadia launched this social media plate form in 2015.

Laraib Atta
Laraib Atta is a proud daughter of legendary Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, who is first and youngest Pakistani female Visual Effects Artist in Hollywood.
Her work blistered in different big projects like X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, Gravity, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader, and Mission Impossible: Fallout.

So, here it means still our women didn’t gave up and struggling hard and making Pakistan proud by breaking all the stereotypes. I hope this circle of breaking mocking traditions will be continue in the future as well.

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