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Zenith Irfan becomes first Pakistani woman to ride solo through Kashmir belt

20 year old Zenith Irfan has gone where no Pakistani girl has gone before. Starting from Lahore and across the Kashmir belt, encompassing most dangerous of terrain of northern Pakistan.

Drawing inspiration from her late father, who had a dream to traverse the world on a motorcycle, Zenith Irfan travels solo, defying all the societal boundaries prevalent in the country. Donning a white helmet and with a backpack of basic necessities, Zenith has completed a six day journey, setting out of Lahore on June 14, 2015 and completing her adventure on June 20th.

Let’s talk about India. When you visit Neelam Valley, you can distinctively view India-occupied Kashmir. The two political bounded countries are naturally divided by the raging Neelam River. This picture was taken at Neelam Valley, Azad Kashmir – Zenith Irfan

Having documented her travels across rocky plains, rugged landscape and most challenging of road conditions, Irfan is elated and jubilant having accomplished a feat that is unheard of and unacceptable in her country. Her dream is to one day take on the whole world, but till that happens, Zenith Irfan has documented her travels on a personal blog on Facebook, “Zenith Irfan: 1 Girl 2 Wheels”.

The blog details her travels and adventures along the route, the people she has encountered and friends she has made along with the difficulties she has had to contend with. The journey ends as she breaks gender stereotypes to follow her dreams to showcase to the world that Pakistani females are independent and strong and capable of accomplishing anything they set out to do.

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