The Guardian reports that Pakistani pop star Haroon has created an animated female superhero called the “Burka Avenger,” set to debut in August on the Geo TV channel. The character’s alter ego is Jiya, who works as a teacher at an all-girls school by day. By night, Jiya dons a burka to battle against forces who want to close down the school she works for, using a martial art called Takht Kabaddi, which uses books and pens as weapons. Burka Avenger will also be the first animated series to be produced in Pakistan.
The trailer for the series has been released, and there is also a music video celebrating the soon-to-be superhero.
(via The Beat)