Female car mechanic drives change in patriarchal Pakistan

AFP Multan, Pakistan Oct 16, 2018, 06.52 PM (IST)

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect. After overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles, the 24-year-old netted a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan.