Sania Noor is among the brave hearts who have chosen to make a mark in an otherwise male-dominated society.
For the first time ever in Pakistan women have been given the opportunity to drive auto rickshaws and they are pink in color.
Sania is among the foremost trendsetter pink rickshaw driver who drives in the streets of Lahore. She doesn’t care what people say about her.
Despite the hardships Sania has faced since her young age, she never gave up. She is what women empowerment in Pakistan is all about.
Life full of challenges
“I used to work in garments industry in Karachi and my two kids who lived with my brothers here in (Lahore) discovered the pink rickshaw scheme. They thought this way our mom could be with us,” said Sania.
She was trained for 15 days and then her license was issued and pink rickshaw was given to her.
“Women, girls and children who travel with us don’t have to worry about being teased or harassed. For girls this is the best mode of transport for college, office, school or if they have to go out on parties,” she said.
“Pink rickshaw has changed my life. Earlier I used to work in people’s houses but now I can work on my own free will,” Sania said.