World’s First Hijabi Pilot Enters Guinness World Records
Her groundbreaking accomplishment has earned her a prestigious place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Beyond her aviation prowess, Dr. Laghari is an active social worker in her community, where she operates several training centers aimed at empowering women in society. Born in Lahore, she embarked on her political journey as an independent candidate, making her debut in the General Elections of 2013 from Lahore, albeit without success. Subsequently, she aligned herself with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) political party in May 2018, as reported by the local media in Lahore.
Shahnaz Laghari Talks About the Challenges She Faces as a Hijabi Pilot
In a candid interview, Dr. Laghari graciously credited Allah for granting women the freedom to pursue their aspirations without any constraints. Reflecting on her experience with the Hijab, she candidly discussed the challenges she faced and the reactions of those around her. When questioned about external obstacles, she acknowledged encountering resistance.
Dr. Laghari recounted the strong opposition she faced from peers who advocated the notion that “Hijabi women” should confine themselves to domestic spheres and refrain from bringing their Hijab to the workplace. Despite the opposition, she expressed gratitude for the opportunities extended to her and remained resolute, never allowing detractors to undermine her determination.
Becoming the first pilot has created a place for Dr. Laghari in the Guinness World Records Book for being the only hijabi-wearing pilot in the world.