In a country where gender subordination is widely rampant, expecting women to outshine or least equal men seems like a far-fetched dream, but Pakistani women have turned the notion down. While Pakistani women of today enjoy privileges, benefits and a status that is better than women of past, the country still ranks as the third worst country for women in the world. But even in such unpleasant circumstances, there have been umpteenth Pakistani women who have stood on their own, taken charge and resolved to change the status of women in society. They are strong; they are powerful and have an impressive list of credentials that follows them through. Be it Fatima Jinnah, sister of founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah who was instrumental in changing the status of women or Benazir Bhutto who became the first prime minister of Pakistan, Marvi Memon who has actively taken a bold stance on issues of national interest or Roshaneh Zafar who has actively worked as a social entrepreneur, Pakistani women have performed exceptionally well on all fronts. To know more about the life and works of some inspiring Pakistani women who have rose above and beyond the norms to show their country and its men that they are no less, read on.
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