Shahnaz Laghari First Hijabi Pilot

Meet Shahnaz Laghari – Pakistan’s First Fully Veiled Pilot in GBWR


Many of you must have known about this already but there would be some of you who don’t, which is why we are here to talk about Captain Shahnaz Laghari – Pakistan’s first fully-veiled aka hijabi pilot.

Guinness Book of World Records

In her interview, we got to learn some very interesting things about her. If you Google her, you will find out that.

“Shahnaz Laghari is the first Pakistani Hijabi female pilot who flew aircraft wearing veil. For this achievement, her name was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is also a good social worker in her community and running a few training centers to empower the women in society.”

Her interview

In one of her interviews, she was asked about how she carried it in every department of her life. And quite impressively she went on to explain about her experience with Hijab, how people behaved around her, and what difficulties she faced because of it.

She started the interview by thanking Allah for giving women the liberty to do what they want to do without any limitations. She mentioned how she never faced any hindrance from her conviction. When the host asked her about outside limitations, she agreed for being opposed.

Hurdles and opposition

She mentioned how strongly she was opposed by her peers who’s make a point that “Hijabi women” should stay home, they should leave their Hijab at home and not bring it at work.

Grateful for given the opportunity despite all the opposition, she couldn’t help but constantly thank God. She says that she remained headstrong and never let her opposers get better of her.

Indeed it was her conviction that got her in the Guinness Book of World Records.

We often read such stories about women who go against their ways to make a mark in this world. There’s no doubt that patriarchy has played its best cards at making things impossible for women around the world. But then we have examples of such women who don’t shy away from an impending challenge. They move forward and prove the rest of the world the possibility of the impossible.

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