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The Burka Avenger, Pakistan's Badass Female Superhero

Tasbeeh Herwees

The Burka Avenger is a Pakistani children's cartoon about Jiya, a young teacher who moonlights as a Burka-clad superhero who fights the Taliban and local thugs who try to close down girls' schools. She's trained in the art of Takht Kabaddi, "a new kind of fighting style where books and pens are primarily used as weapons in conjunction with a variety of karate moves". The burka helps keep her identity secret from all her enemies.

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