Total Parco Petrol Pump has appointed female workers to fill fuel at a station in Karachi, according to a post on a private group on Facebook. The post was published by an onlooker who had the chance to get their fuel-filled by these smart women with adequate knowledge of what they are doing and taking their pictures for the world to witness the change taking place.
Women finally are out, claiming public spaces, working in fields where women wouldn’t usually in Pakistan and, might I add, thriving. The qualification requirement is that the individual must have studied at least till matric (10th Grade) to get the job.
The Facebook user said in their post:
Total Petrol Pump has started appointing females for fuel filling and they are paying a good salary package too with 8 working hours. The women were happy with the working environment and telling the co-staff is also really cooperative. We need to make people understand that poverty can only be reduced with women becoming active members of the working force. With the massive increase in population, more members of the family need to earn. Help those around you in your house staff know about these opportunities. The minimum qualification is matric. We need to make people understand that poverty can only be reduced with women becoming active members of the working force. With the massive increase in population, more members of the family need to earn.
Women must become active members of the working force of the country. That is what eventually eradicates poverty in developing countries such as Pakistan. With the country’s population on the rise, a single person can’t possibly make ends meet. All members of the family have to put in the effort and hard work.
While some people rejoiced this moment, others had many negative things to say about women working at a fuel station. Regardless, we think there is a gradual shift happening in terms of women empowerment, and we are here for it!
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