Women Football team of Afghanistan reaches Pakistan. Lahore Pakistan welcomed the Afghan women team.
Under 14 and 16 women, the football of Afghanistan reaches Pakistan today on 15th September 2021.
The majority of Afghanis are in fear after the Taliban taking over. Sports personalities to other fields celebs and athletes are leaving Afghanistan for their safety. Afghanis know the fact that under Taliban rule, they will never play freely. The Women Football team of Afghanistan reaches Pakistan, and everyone is treated with lots of love.
Fawad Chaudhry Info Minister says players came from the northwestern Torkham border. They have come with valid documents.
Pakistani officials say we are happy to see Afghanistan women football team in Pakistan. All are safe here in Pakistan. However, it is unclear how many Afghan female football players and their family members entered Pakistan. The Afghan female footballers gave emergency humanitarian visas following the Taliban takeover of Kabul.
No sports for women in Taliban rule:
Afghanistan’s new rulers, banned women from playing all sport. First rule in the 1990s, have indicated that women and girls will face restrictions in playing sport.
The junior players and their coaches and families had decided to escape the country last month. However, a devastating bomb attack at Kabul airport left them stranded.
England based NGO got the request from these football players. So they directly connected to Prime Minister Imran Khan, and he gave the clearance to allow them to come to Pakistan.
More than 75 people came from the northern border on Tuesday. “They would be travelling and staying in Lahore until they proceed further,” said Amir Dogar, PFF vice president.
Haider said that the girls who played for the under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams crossed the land border dressed in burqas before they later changed into headscarves.
The footballers are eventually expected to travel on to Qatar’s capital, Doha, reports said. However, according to an AFP report, a senior Taliban official has said Australian media it was “not necessary” for women to play.