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Suman Pawan Bodani — Pakistan’s First Female Hindu Judge

Suman Pawan Bodani, daughter of Dr. Pawan Podani, hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot, Sindh. She stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judges/judicial magistrate. “It is the biggest honor for me to become a role model for families in my community,” Bodani told Arab News in her interview. “Especially, for those families who do not permit their girls to go further in education.”
Bodani completed her Bachelors in Law (LLB) from Hyderabad before moving to Karachi to pursue Masters in Law (LLM) from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).

Raheela Zarmeen — First Pakistani Female to Coach Men’s Football

Raheela Zarmeen, a Pakistani footballer, manager of Pakistan Women’s National Football Team and Balochistan United Women Football Club, became the first Pakistani female to coach men’s football team for Karachi Electric. Raheela along with her late sister Shalyla Balouch used to play for Balochistan United (WFC) and the Pakistan’s National Women’s Team. Raheela grew up playing football on a hockey field of Girls College in Quetta.
With help of Leisure League, Raheela is actively involved in establishing proper football fields across Balochistan to encourage young football enthusiasts. She also hopes to inspire and coach Pakistan Women’s National Football Team to play internationally.

Rosheen Khan — First Pakistani Female Scuba Diving Instructor

Mermaid of Churna Island — Rosheen Khan, is the first and the only female scuba diving instructor in Pakistan. Khan’s passion for scuba diving started during her teenage years according to a newspaper report, she pursued her passion to become a scuba diver at the Karachi Scuba Diving Center. Limitless, a 20-minute documentary, by Nameera Ahmed, highlights Khan’s journey with the intent to encourage Pakistani women to face challenges and move ahead.HH

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