Pakistan’s female fighter pilots break down barriers
Six years ago an ad in the Sunday paper changed a young Pakistani woman’s life and made aviation history.
Back then Ambreen Gul was 20-years old and living in Karachi. Her mother wanted her to be a doctor. She remembers her reaction when she told her she wants to fly.
“She was like: ‘You’re a girl,'” says Gul. “How will you do it? How will you fly?”
The following day Gul took the first step in proving her mother wrong. She was among the first in line at the recruitment center.
For nearly six decades it was only men who had flown Pakistan’s fighter jets. Today Gul is one of seven women who are trained and ready to fly Pakistan’s F-7 supersonic fighter jets.
“This is a feeling that makes you proud and makes you humble also,” says Gul.
Humility doesn’t mean lack of confidence.
“We can do everything better than the men,” explains cadet Nida Tariq
Isnt that amazing? We salute to all the serving women and men in the Pakistani Airforce!
Geo Mere Jaanbaaz!
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