Iron sisters, Khadija Dar and Shafaq Dar have set their aim to win a medal for Pakistan in South Asian Games 2023, in weightlifting.
Two teenage sisters from Gujranwala – known as Dar sisters and are viral on social media – have changed the mindset of girls across Pakistan. Teenager weight-lifter 15-year-old Khadija Dar and 16-year-old Shafaq Dar are students of Class 9 and 10 respectively, but made their name and fame and applauded by national level.
Khadija Dar and Shafaq Dar are daughters of former national weightlifter and coach Waheed Dar Waheed Dar who has no son but four daughters. The sisters are taking forward dream of his father, who always wanted his next generation to do well in weightlifting.
It’s unusual for women from Gujranwala– a city that is famous for producing male wrestlers and great food but not female athletes. The teenager Dar sisters raised as commandos and showed bravery to pursue competitive weightlifting.
Many women are participating in the field of sport which previously considered to be the domain of man but new trend-setter the ‘Iron Sisters’ have aim to make their mark in weightlifting. They got Gold and Silver medals at national level and are ambitious and have mission to win medal for Pakistan in South Asian Games 2023.
The story of the Dar sisters is a source of motivation for those girls in Pakistan who want to do something for themselves as well as for the country. They set an example for making possible the dreams of their father and fulfilled his desire of son. Many girls who want to do something special like men but failed to do so due to societal constraints and mindset of family as well as relatives. The Iron sisters paved the way and changed the mindset of all Pakistani girls to do something special whatever they want. The story also inspired girls and their parents to go for something beyond the limits.