Saima Saleem is breaking all the stigmas surrounding disabilities and impairment.
There’s no stopping her.
She is a gold medalist from Kinnaird College and has recently finished 6th position in her CSS exams. She is now allocated in the Foreign Services of Pakistan.
She did all that despite being visually impaired!
She’s Pakistan’s first visually impaired CSS commissioned officer!
This was reported by Diva Magazine on their official Instagram page:
#DIVAReports: A country truly progresses when every member of #society is given a chance to succeed. #SaimaSaleem is just one such example. With a gold medal from #KinnairdCollege, to securing 6th position in her #CSS exam, was allocated in Foreign Services of Pakistan, Saima is #Pakistan’s first visually impaired CSS commissioned officer!
Saima’s twitter bio is as witty as is inspirational. She describes herself as:
1st blind Civil Servant of Pakistan-a diplomat with insight, not sight!
Saima’s brother Yousuf Saleem is also a gold medalist and topper in exams for Civil Judge and is currently serving as first blind civil judge.
Yousuf Saleem, a gold medalist, topper in exams for Civil Judge currently serving as first blind civil judge and his sister saima Saleem first blind CSS officer currently serving in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva pic.twitter.com/7bFbHjl314
— ایاز امیر (@Pak_Journalists) September 3, 2018
Twitter celebrated this heartwarming news:
Meet Saima Saleem, the first visually impaired CSS commissioned officer of Pakistan. She secured 6th position in 2009 and was allocated in foreign services.
Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them. Believe in yourself!! pic.twitter.com/NQB88Ww0ff
— Syeda Zahra Ada Bukhari (@syedazahraada) September 4, 2018
Nation is proud of talented brother & sister Yousuf Saleem & Saima Saleem. Congratulation to their Parents on their guidance
— Eng. Shafiq Maitla (@EngShafiqMaitla) September 4, 2018
A batch-mate of Saima tweeted:
Being a batchmate of Saima Saleem, I’m a witness to the fact that she proved that being physically handicapped is no a hindrance to achieving one’s goals. Inspirational!
Being a batchmate of Saima Saleem, I’m a witness to the fact that she proved that being physically handicapped is no a hindrance to achieving one’s goals. Inspirational! https://t.co/Z3RoygWIIO
— Rehan Akram Khattana (@RayhanAkrum) September 4, 2018
This is truly a success story.
In Pakistan, and the world at large, there is not a huge amount of disabled people who can serve as role models to the young ones. Inspirational people like Saima and her brother are true role models!
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