Ayesha Farooq: The First Woman Fighter Pilot In Pakistan.
Admin 08 July 2019 0 comments
Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq is a proud citizen of Pakistan and first Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot to achieve this feat, she was born on 24th August 1987 in the Hasilpur a District of Bahawalpur
She quotes that “In our society, most girls don’t even think about doing such things as flying an aircraft”
Not so many people know about Ayesha Farooq and her feat and achievements that she is the first ever female fighter pilot from Pakistan.. She topped the exams to qualify for the fighter pilot and she is now a Lieutenant at the age of 31 years old on a mission in Chinese-made Chengudu J-7 fighter jet alongside her 24 male colleagues in the squadron 20.
Ayesha does not flinch and when asked about the male squadron she simply states that “I do not feel any different and I do the same activities as they do and the same precision bombing”. At the sweltering hot Mushaf-Base where its 50 degrees Celsius any normal day she was posted there earlier. Giving some advice to the females she said to not look up to role models but become a role model.
“Because of terrorism and our geographical location it’s very important that we stay on our toes” She expressed.
Ayesha Farooq made a history by becoming the first female pilot fighter and praising her mother by kind words, “My mother raised me to be strong, to a point that if one day, I was left alone, I would be able to take care of myself”. She told this to the crowd at Aga Khan University in Karachi and praising her mother and how she got the award due to her mother supporting her all the time.
The young and female fighter pilot from Pakistan is ready for the ultimate test and she says that “if war breaks out I will be flying on my senior’s wings as his wings man, well, wing woman”
The young woman continues to embark on her journey and is ready for to face any problem with her eyes wide opened and she is the pride of Pakistan.