CHITRAL: 21 year old Karishma Ali is the first-ever girl from Chitral to play football on the national as well as international level. The Pakistani footballer secured a spot at the prestigious Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list.
‘Baba, look how far we’ve come,” she tweeted.
As President of the Chitral Women’s’ Sports Club, Karishma has trained around 60 girls in the football sport. She tells social media that her aim is to make football a way of life in her region and to encourage more women and girls to play the game and make a difference in their lives. She has represented her country at the Jubilee Games in Dubai and was also a part of the first women’s team from Pakistan to take part in the AFL International Cup.
It is for this very reason that she has made it to the coveted ‘30 under 30’ list and is sharing the spot with the Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, who is considered to be at the top of her game at the very moment.
Ali tweeted about the achievement and remembered her father who had supported her throughout.