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This Woman Is Breaking Gender Norms In Pakistan By Driving A Truck

Shamim Akhtar is teaching her skills to men who once doubted her.

Pakistan finally has its first female truck driver, and she's a badass. 

"My message to my fellow women is ... we are capable," Shamin Akhtar said.

Akhtar didn't let being a single mom in a gender normative society hold her back.

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"At first we had some doubts, but when she started driving the truck, our minds changed," Akhtar's apprentice said. 

And now she's teaching men the skills she learned in a heavy vehicles training course.

"If you believe you can't do anything, then you will accomplish nothing," Akhtar said

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