Namira Salim

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Namira Salim (Urdu: نمیرا سلیم; born 1975 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistani explorer already been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up country’s first consulate in Monaco. She may also become the first Pakistani to travel into space after she was short-listed among 100 space tourists by the world’s first commercial space liner Virgin Galactic in 2007 out of 44,000 candidates.  Salim has said she hopes her achievements are an inspiration for Pakistani women. Although she is currently based in Paris, she is a permanent resident of and has spent much of her life in Dubai.