Women scaling new heights in male-dominant fields.

In contrast to past history when women were reluctant to join jobs with men having dominancy now they have started proving themselves incredible in all fields in Pakistan. Official facts and figures proved that many important public sector jobs have been occupied by women while they are also being considered professionally competent in private sector jobs. Interestingly, many women have made incredible progress in the workforce, despite the fact that some fields are dominated by men like construction, automotive services, marketing, commercial and industrial designers. Many of them have been hired on heavy wages keeping in view their skills and capability. Now there are no more services remaining maledominated which were earlier so overwhelmingly male like legal, media production, and direction and even in sports. Similarly, a large number of women have started the profession of taxi

driving in male dominated profession, which is very daring and courageous. Shamim Akhtar, country's first commercial truck driver said that as she was the sole bread earner of her family and had to face many hardships in her way so she had to be like a man and finally she opted this profession and drove a heavy transport vehicle (HVT) to support her family. 'We make our own destinies,' she says. 'If I had sat at home, I would've had no future. I worked hard to get this far', she added. 'If I have to change my life, I must begin with myself. I'm not going to accept defeat, I will fight', and there was no looking back now, she added. She said that there was no profession in which women were lagging behind, you just need courage and confidence to remove barriers and hurdles from your way to prove yourself. 'From

dish washing to truck driving was a long way for her, at first it was really strange, but afterwards every one started encouraging me,' she said. She...

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