Female Pakistani soldiers. Badass. Pakistani fighter pilots. Badass. Off to soar in the air, y’all. Badass. Pakistani cadets just checking ammo. Not a big deal. Pakistani navy officers. Pakistani military doctor helping a little Afghan refugee. Pakistani fighter pilots on duty. What’s the word? Badass, that’s right.
This should shut the anonymous person up who said, “All Pakistani women are weak.” This was just the military sector. Imagine the women working in the education, medicine, NGOs, film making, fashion, art, engineering, media, political sector(s) and more. Constantly faced with adversity (I would never deny the reality that we face in employment, society, politics but then what kind of women don’t?), these ladies continue to work hard without giving hope up. And you’re just plain stupid.
Laila Shahzada is one of Pakistan’s most internationally recongised artists. She was one of the first women painters in Pakistan to gain international recognition, with exhibitions around the world, including London, Paris, Tokyo and New York.
She was awarded Tamgha-i-Imitiaz in 1984, and is the only Pakistani to have been awarded the “Key to the City” of New York.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the 2nd highest fatality rate. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.
The standard route of ascent, used far more than any other route, is the Abruzzi Spur located on the Pakistani side. An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 on July 31, 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio and included a Pakistani member, Colonel Muhammad Ata-ullah. There is only one-third as much oxygen available to a climber on the summit of K2 as there is at sea level. Although the summit of Everest is at a higher altitude, K2 is a much more difficult and dangerous climb, due in part to its more inclement weather and comparatively greater height from base to peak. The mountain is believed by manyto be the world’s most difficult and dangerous climb, hence its nickname “the Savage Mountain.”
Attabad Lake, Gojal, also known as Hunza Lake, is a lake in the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslide dam.
The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000, and inundated over 12 miles (19 km) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake reached 13 miles (21 km) long and over 100 metres in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit. The subdivision of Gojal has the greatest number of flooded buildings, over 170 houses and 120 shops. The residents also had shortages of food and other items due to the blockage of the Karakoram Highway.