August 18, 2022

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New bus line speeds Pakistani women to education, jobs

Peshawar, Pakistan

Pakistani student Mah Jabeen credits a new public bus system in her home city with saving her from being stuck at her parents’ house doing chores – or even having to get married.

Thanks to the Bus Rapid Transit system in the northwestern city of Peshawar, Ms. Jabeen said she had been able to continue her master’s degree – keeping alive her dreams of becoming a botanist.

“My parents had decided to stop my education … because they didn’t like me traveling in the disheveled Mazda wagons,” Ms. Jabeen said, referring to the city’s privately run minibuses while sitting on a shiny BRT bus en route to college.

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2022/0506/New-bus-line-speeds-Pakistani-women-to-education-jobs