Shazia Parveen is Pakistan’s first female firefighter

Shazia Parveen has been recognized as Pakistan’s first female firefighter. In 2010, she was only 22 when she joined the rescue service in the district of Vehari, Punjab province. She chose to take on the challenging job with a mission to serve and save the people. She also served as a fire instructor at the Punjab Emergency Services Academy in Lahore.

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She had a surprising number of female students under her tutelage. She believes her profession empowers and inspires other Pakistani girls to pursue non-traditional careers.

Source: Arab News