Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for war.

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  1. farhan_9909

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    Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for war



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    (Reuters) - With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only war-ready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan.

    Farooq, from Punjab province's historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade - there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat.

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    "I don't feel any different. We do the same activities, the same precision bombing," the soft-spoken 26-year-old said of her male colleagues at Mushaf base in north Pakistan, where neatly piled warheads sit in sweltering 50 degree Celsius heat (122 F).

    A growing number of women have joined Pakistan's defence forces in recent years as attitudes towards women change.

    "Because of terrorism and our geographical location it's very important that we stay on our toes," said Farooq, referring to Taliban militancy and a sharp rise in sectarian violence.

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    Deteriorating security in neighbouring Afghanistan, where U.S.-led troops are preparing to leave by the end of next year, and an uneasy relationship with arch rival India to the east add to the mix.

    Farooq, whose slim frame offers a study in contrast with her burly male colleagues, was at loggerheads with her widowed and uneducated mother seven years ago when she said she wanted to join the air force.

    "In our society most girls don't even think about doing such things as flying an aircraft," she said.

    Family pressure against the traditionally male domain of the armed forces dissuaded other women from taking the next step to become combat ready, air force officials said. They fly slower aircraft instead, ferrying troops and equipment around the nuclear-armed country of 180 million.

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    Centuries-old rule in the tribal belt area along the border with Afghanistan, where rape, mutilation and the killing of women are ordered to mete out justice, underlines conservative Pakistan's failures in protecting women's rights.

    But women are becoming more aware of those rights and signing up with the air force is about as empowering as it gets.

    "More and more ladies are joining now," said Nasim Abbas, Wing Commander of Squadron 20, made up of 25 pilots, including Farooq, who fly Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jets.

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    "It's seen as less of a taboo. There's been a shift in the nation's, the society's, way of thinking," Abbas told Reuters on the base in Punjab's Sargodha district, about 280 km (175 miles) east of the capital Islamabad, home base to many jets in the 1965 and 1971 wars with India.

    There are now about 4,000 women in Pakistan's armed forces, largely confined to desk jobs and medical work.

    But over the last decade, women have became sky marshals, defending Pakistan's commercial liners against insurgent attacks, and a select few are serving in the elite anti-terrorist force. Like most female soldiers in the world, Pakistani women are still banned from ground combat.

    Pakistan now has 316 women in the air force compared to around 100 five years ago, Abbas said.

    "In Pakistan, it's very important to defend our front lines because of terrorism and it's very important for everyone to be part of it," said avionics engineer Anam Hassan, 24, as she set out for work on an F-16 fighter aircraft, her thick black hair tucked under a baseball cap.

    "It just took a while for the air force to accept this." (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Randy Fabi and Nick Macfie)

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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    Is covering the head a pre requisite by the PAF?

    Cheers to the lady, lover her call sign FAHRE HEIT. she will prove to be too hot for the pilots in the squadron.
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    On a Paki forum after someone asked how would Paki women cope with periods during flights or any crucial time.

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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    may be not..probably more of personal choice

    Such as the case below
    some of themcdo hijab and the other not

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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    ^^ the girl is hot:D
     
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    PAF women fighter pilots are so hot. :hot:
     
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    We SHOULD lure them to Bollywood just like Veena Malik. :basanti:
     
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    HELL YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!! :drool:
     
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    why she is allowed Mig-21/aka F-7 to fly? why not JF-17 lafunder or falcon???
     
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    Kudos for the brave woman......GODSPEDE
     
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    itni bhi koi khas nhi hai
     
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    right to the point question. these ladies are crossing all limits of islam.
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    all Pakistan has to do is send this fighter pilot to fight with the Indians and all the indian male fighters will forget about their country and will have their tounges out in the cockpit.
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    A big congrats to these Pakistani women. Worthy of respect.

    Though, I still recall the bitter incident spread by Pakistani PR labeling the Indian BSF women soldiers as "comfort women". Now, I wouldn't want to stoop down to the same low Pakistani standards saying the same about these PAF women, but it is time that those Pakistanis, who indulged in that dirty mud slinging, introspect and realize that the honour of their own women can be just as easily played with as they try to do with others..
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    She looks like Baba Yaga:

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    Whenever I see someone in a hijab, I am like :gtfo:
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    well said...
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    your choice may be

    i find girls in hijab more beautiful,specially syrian girls with hijab
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    Good for Pakistan. They need to start trusting their women.
     
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    Re: Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for w

    Hijab or no hijab, I'd rather these hot Pakistani women defect to India with their, err, fighter planes.

    Pakistani men can go and join the FSA in Syria.

    :p
     
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