Records by Pakistani Women

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First Pakistani to Win an Oscar Award

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is the first Pakistani who won an Oscar Award in 2012. Go to ‘Achievers’ page for more details and video clip.



Tallest Pakistani Woman

Zainab Bibi, with a height of 7 feet and 2 inches, is the tallest Pakistani woman. She lives in Britain.



First Woman Speaker of Parliament

 Dr. Fehmida Mirza created history when on March 19, 2008 she was elected to become the first woman Speaker of Parliament, not only in Pakistan but in the entire Muslim World.



First Women Pilots in PAF

On March 31 2006, four women; Saba Khan, Nadia Gul, Mariam Khalil and Saira Amin received their wings at PAF Academy Risalpur. Please go to ‘Achievers’ page for more details and video clip.


First Woman to Win Sword of Honour

Saira Amin was awarded the Sword of Honour on March 31, 2006 at the passing out parade of GD(P) Pilots at PAF Academy Risalpur.


First Female Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar was appointed as the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan for three years in December 2005. She was the first female ever to attain this position.


First Woman to Become a Two-Star General

Maj. Gen. Shahida Malik is Pakistan’s first woman to make a two-star general. The Pakistan Army turned a leaf in history by promoting a woman to become the first ever two-star general in 2002.


First Female Judge of a High Court

Justice Majida Rizvi is the first woman judge of a High Court in Pakistan. She took oath as a Judge of the Sindh High Court in 1994.



First Women Pilots in PIA

Ayesha Rabia and Maliha Sami joined PIA in 1990.



First Woman to Fly a Scheduled PIA Flight

Maliha Sami became the first Pakistani woman pilot to operate a scheduled PIA flight as a co-pilot on Karachi-Panjgur-Turbat-Gawadar Sector.


First Woman Captain of a PIA Flight

Ayesha Rabia was the first Pakistani woman to captain a PIA scheduled flight.



First Full Female Crew in PIA

On 25th January 2006, Ayesha Rabia (Pilot) and Sadia Aziz (Co-pilot) made history by flying a Fokker plane from Islamabad to Multan via Lahore.


First Woman Pilot

Shukriya Khanum after getting the commercial pilot license (CPL) on 12 July 1959, became the first woman pilot of Pakistan.




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