A single mother from Lahore, Pakistan has resorted to dressing like a man in order to be able to work without being harassed.

Farheen Ishtiaq, 41, has a tuck shop in Lahore's Anarkali Bazaar. Using the alias 'Ali,' Farheen runs the corner shop to be able to provide for her 9 year old daughter.

Her story was shared on social media by student Zain Ul Hassan who wrote, "her name is farheen. She is running her own shop in Anarkali Bazar lahore.

"She has to dress up like a man to ensure safety and to avoid inconvenience. She has been living in lahore since 9 years and growing up her daughter. An inspiration for our generation. Hats off."