World’s First Niqābi Pilot is from Pakistan

Yes! You read it correctly. Captain Pilot Shahnaz Laghari is the world’s first Niqābi pilot.

She can fly an aeroplane all by herself.

Not only this, but she does it while fully covered in the Islamic veil for women.


She is the only one in the world hailing from Pakistan and has her name in the Guinness Book of World Record. This shows that if one is determined, anything can be achieved and that also by staying within the boundaries of the religion.


This is not all, as she is also striving for the rights of women in Pakistan.

She is serving the women of Pakistan by opening free education centers and sewing centers for poor women in Pakistan.


According to her Facebook page, she participated in General Elections 2013 in Pakistan as an independent candidate from Lahore NA–122. The electoral symbol allotted to her was a cow.

This really is an enormous achievement for a woman as Pakistani culture is considered to be male dominant and women are highly discouraged to engage in many activities.

Also this story should put those people, Islamophobes, seculars and liberals, straight who say Muslim women who wish to adhere to the orthodox Islamic beliefs are backwards and oppressed.

Source: Web.PK

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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