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Never back down: Pakistan’s first female firefighter arrives

Shazia Perveen, 25, who hails from Vehari District in Punjab, joined the Rescue 1122 emergency services as a firefighter in 2010. Fighting fire with conflagrations in a field feared even by most men, Shazia’s determination is acknowledge by her male counterparts.

Perveen is the first female firefighter in Pakistan, and perhaps in all of Asia.

For Perveen, however, the job has always been a dream despite its inherent dangers.

So when the Rescue 1122 Women’s Department opened up, she jumped at the chance.

The prospect of working along with men too did not phase her enthusiasm, and we wish her the very best of luck!



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