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Pakistani only female war-ready fighter pilot

Ayesha Farooq is one of just five female fighter pilots in the Pakistani Air Force. In February, she became the first female pilot to pass the final tests to qualify for combat, and is now prepared to take on antiterror missions from Mushaf base in Punjab Province, east of Islamabad. There are about 4,000 women serving in Pakistan's armed forces, and an increasing number have signed up in recent years, although women are stilled banned from ground combat.

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