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Pakistan gets first women-only auto-rickshaw to beat male pests

 Reuters 13 April 2019

A Pakistani environmentalist, fed up with being groped and harassed by male auto-rickshaw drivers, has launched her own service exclusively for women passengers and drivers in her home city of Lahore - with just the one rickshaw on the road so far. Zar Aslam said she once narrowly escaped kidnapping by a rickshaw driver when she was a student, which triggered the idea of launching her Pink Rickshaw service. "This is another step towards women's financial and professional empowerment,” she told Reuters. (249 Words) - By Mubasher Bukhari

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Zar Aslam, president of Pakistan's non-profit Environment Protection Fund, poses beside a Pink Rickshaw in Lahore April 8, 2019.  Photo: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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