As the world talks about women empowerment, Pakistan is not so far behind as it releases the first ever superhero women comic book of the country called PakistanGirl. It is the first time that a female superhero comic book is released in Pakistan.
The book is about a girl called Sarah, whose main qualities are reading, hanging out with friends and having a pet cat.
Sarah is going through a confusing time in her life when she finds out her secret powers. She thus decides to help those in need and become a superhero for them.
In the story, she uses her qualities and powers to work for helpless. To inspire people around and take a stand for the right cause. Thus the concept of the story is to promote women empowerment.
The story is created by a graphic designer and art director from Islamabad, Pakistan, Hassan Siddiqui. Previously he launched PakistanMan, a story of male superhero and now he has gone a step ahead with the launch of PakistanGirl.
Hassan said, “We wanted her to play a role in gender equality by having a cool female superhero on the front cover of a book. The message of the comic book is that women can also be strong superhero doing the work that’s presumably done by men.” “This young girl is relatable to any and every Pakistani girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She’s truly going to be a role model.”
The artwork of the book is done by Ali Hyder, who has put all his efforts to ensure that the book looks amazing visually.
Shalwar kameez has been used as the general attire in the book, thus promoting the national dress of the country.
The book has been launched on August 22nd 2017 and you will be able to buy it from any local book stores or read it in cafes like Chaaye Khana.
Hassan also said, “PakistanGirl will open even more opportunities for women heroes to be appreciated as inspirational role models amid Pakistani society.” He also added, “It will also provide hope for young girls – as in now they will have just as strong a woman superhero as there have been male superheroes in the past. Now they’ll have a hero of their own to look up to.”