Women are doing what it takes to turn ‘impossible’ into ‘possible’. Every now and then we come across inspiring stories of how these tough ladies face their luck and defy the odds. From Pakistan’s first female truck driver Shamim Akhtar to Pakistani activist, anchor artist, model, singer and motivational speaker Muniba Mazari, our women are making us proud.
One such inspiring story is of another Pakistani who aspires to become an Airforce Engineer, meet Farheen Jaffery, a female foodpanda rider who studies during the day and delivers piping-hot door to door steps throughout the night.
Even social media is cheering her on and praising her for putting in the hard work as she sets an example for the youth. Social media is applauding the young lady, here’s what they had to say:
ایک فوڈ پانڈا رائڈر بہادر محنتی بہن فرحین سے ملاقات ہوئی جو, بی ایس کیمسٹری کی طالب علم ہے, وہ پاکستان آئیر فورس میں بطور انجئر ملک کی خدمت کرنا چاہتی ہے,وہ اپنی تعلیم کے لئے محنت کرتی ہے,ایسی بیٹیوں کی حوصلہ افزائی ہم سب کی زمیداری, یہ قابل فخر ہیں !@farheen_jaffery pic.twitter.com/BXNBJKW0NU
— Zobia Khurshid Raja (@ZobiaKhurshid) June 6, 2022
"Hard work pays off"#farheenzahra is the live and an eye witness example of this quote
No doubt hard work is the key to success.@farheen_jaffery @ZobiaKhurshid @ferozekhaan #morepowertofarheen #foodpandagirl pic.twitter.com/4dOfHCVmIx
— Hoor-ul-Ain (@ferobilan_tweet) June 8, 2022
— Umar Mir (@AbuYusufMir) June 6, 2022
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) June 6, 2022
The female foodpanda rider trend started with Rubab Jubani, the first rider to be hired by the brand in 2019.
I had always thought if women can hail bikes as their means of commute, it shouldn’t be all inappropriate for us to take up food delivery jobs as well. I spotted foodpanda’s job ad for riders and filed an application. Within a few days, I was called over for registration and that is where my journey of hope began. -Shared Rubab
Seeing her passion, Rider Supply Lead at foodpanda, Faisal, could not stop himself from saying:
I wasnt expecting a woman to opt for a rider’s job role. I can say I was a little surprised. I asked what made her want to work as a rider and she said she wanted to do it to earn a decent living for herself and her family. I appreciated her passion.
She was also applauded by social media and was invited as a special guest by Pond’s at Fashion Pakistan Week 2019.
Another amazing lady that recently caught our attention was Lyari’s Mahnoor, a divorced mother who provides pick and drop services to fulfil her needs and raise her children.
I learned to drive as my hobby but never knew that it would become my profession someday. Driving in Karachi especially when you are a woman is not an easy task but since I’ve been driving for so long, there’s no vehicle that I cannot drive.
She continues to share;
One thing that I learned from life is when you stop giving importance to what people say behind your back and start living for yourself you can do anything. I always turn my difficulties into my strength and that’s the the best solution.
Many women like Mahnoor have turned to skilled jobs to run their households. Asides from driving, females have also opened food stalls across the cities and have opened small businesses on the road-sides.
Which women riders are inspiring you?
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