Grammy Award: Celebrating Pakistani Women History

Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani woman ever to receive a Grammy Award announced earlier this week.

She won the Best Global Music Performance for her song Mohabbat. Arooj Aftab thereby joins other two well-known wonder women of Pakistan for their outstanding achievements, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Malala Yousafzai

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoyis a journalist, filmmaker and activist known for her documentaries highlighting gender inequality. She became the first Pakistani woman to win an Oscar for her 2012 documentary Saving Face.

Malala Yousafzai is the first Pakistani woman and the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2014. She received this great honor for her engagement in human rights advocacy, and specifically the education of women and children, after herself having been unable to attend school in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan where the Taliban had banned girls from attending school.