Pakistan Special

Area of sports sees women excelling in making their mark

International women’s day is celebrated every 8th March to honor the ladies of the world. Sports, previously a male-dominated section now is witnessing females taking full participation and thriving each day. At present we are observing the percentage of women contributing to cricket, football, hockey, mountain climbing, and all careers related to it readily increasing. Let’s go over the accomplishments of some of these amazing ladies.

Sana Mir
Former Pakistan cricketer who rendered her services as captain for both ODI and T20i. She was featured in 226 international matches and retired from cricket in 2019. However, she didn’t say goodbye to her passion and now we can see her as a commentator and analyst.

Zainab Abbas
The girl who started from Dunya news and eventually made her way to ICC. A television host, sports presenter, and occasional writer who now is part of top-notch cricketing tournaments. Her confidence is changing the narrative for many now.

Hajra Khan
A football national team captain who usually plays as a striker or midfielder. She begun her journey in 2009 and was later bestowed with the honor of captaincy in 2014. Her current team includes Baluchistan United WFC. Her international career includes 5 goals.

Samina Baig
The female who reached heights(literally). Played a role in revolutionizing the perception of numerous people that women aren’t made for difficult tasks when in 2013 she accomplished to climb Mount Everest and then all Seven Summits by the year 2014. These tasks earned her the privilege of being the first and youngest Muslim woman to do so.

Naseem Hameed
Has a gold medal in the 100 meters race at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka. People call her the South Asia’s fastest woman and rightly so as she succeeded in Winning the 100-metre in 11.81 seconds. Being awarded the pride of performance falls under her several accomplishments.

The list doesn’t stop here, it goes on and on. And we hope it won’t ever stop. Wishing power and strength to all the women who are going after their aims and raising the national flag very high.

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