Demure girls’-school teacher by day, super-powered destroyer of villains by night.
That’s the Burka Avenger, a female Pakistani superhero who helps children fight corruption, child labor, discrimination, and, most of all, the Talibanesque oppression of girls who are just trying to get an education. She can fly, and she immobilizes enemies by shooting pens at them and clonking them on the head with books.
The TV show, set to debut this month, was created by Aaron Haroon Rashid, a local pop star known as Haroon.
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