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Afghanistan women footballers arrive in Pakistan

Afghanistan women’s football team reaches Lahore on Wednesday, after arriving in Pakistan with families and coaches,

A 79-member contingent comprising of Afghan female footballers who played for under-14, under-16, and under-18 teams, their families and coaches arrived in Pakistan through Torkham on Tuesday.

The footballers will stay in Pakistan for a month and are ultimately expected to travel on to Qatar’s capital, Doha, reports said.

Afghanistan women footballers

As being reported, Pakistan granted temporary visas to 32 Afghan female footballers and their families — a group of 115 people as the team requested Pakistan’s PM Khan for urgent help following uncertainty over the status of women sports in Afghanistan lingers after the Taliban take over the country.

Fawad Chaudhry welcomed the women’s football team.

“We welcome Afghanistan Women football team they arrived at Torkham Border from Afghanistan. The players were in possession of valid Afghanistan Passport, Pakistan visa and were received by Nouman Nadeem of PFF (Pakistan Football Federation),” said Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet on Wednesday, providing no further details.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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