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Meet Pakistan's first female fire fighter

  • 10-9-2015

A young woman is breaking taboos in Pakistan by being the country's only female fire fighter.

It is a highly unusual job in a conservative country where millions of women still struggle for basic rights like health care and education - at least three million girls are not in school and, in many rural and remote areas, child marriage is still prevalent.

Twenty-five-year old Shazia Parveen, who lives in a small village in South Punjab, wanted to prove that women can work alongside men regardless of how challenging the job is.

Video produced by Shaimaa Khalil and Kamil Dayan Khan

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Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2015 BBC

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