A woman in Pakistan is breaking gender stereotypes by serving as the country’s first female fighter. A small-town girl, Shazia Parveen, who hails from Karampur, Punjab is a 30-year-old female fighter of the Rescue Unit 1122 located in Vehari Multan. She is the first ever woman firefighter of Pakistan, and perhaps first also in Asia, reports BBC News.
Shazia is a daughter of a retired army officer residing in Karampur with eight siblings. The brave girl has been fighting flames alongside men who are a lot older and stronger and has been saving lives since 2010.
In a conservative society like ours, where millions of women still struggle for rudimentary education and healthcare rights, this is an unusual and commendable achievement.