Peshawar Zalmi steps up to promote women empowerment in Pakistan, Zalmi TV presents TCL Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Football League to be held from 13th-17th Sep’19, Zalmi aims to provide platforms for women to enter into the mainstream sports arena, Chairman Javed Afridi
Pakistan’s biggest sporting entity, Peshawar Zalmi, has once again stepped up to empower the youth of Pakistan. This time, Zalmi is aiming to promote women empowerment through the Zalmi TV presents Gilgit-Baltistan Football League being held in Gilgit-Baltistan. The league is the brainchild of two former Football players, Karishma & Sumera who have represented Pakistan Internationally and belong to the region of Shimshal. The first of its kind event will be held at the high altitude of Passu where more than 120 girls will be participating to compete for the final prize. 8 teams from all around the region of Gilgit-Baltistan will be participating in this mega event. The matches will take place in the beautiful Passu Football Ground Suronobod, Gojal Hunza.
In his statement, Chairman Peshawar Zalmi said that “the sporting talent in Pakistan is not only limited to boys but our girls are multi-talented as well. Pakistani women have made a name for themselves in the sporting world and we hope that more women will come into the sports arena. The talent of football in Pakistan is immense and we hope that through this initiative, it can be highlighted”. Furthermore, he added that “such initiatives are incumbent for us to empower the youth of Pakistan. It goes to show that our talent can be found in the mountains of the north to the southern belt in the south. Zalmi will keep on working diligently for the revival of sports in Pakistan.”
Karishma Inayat and Sumaira Inayat, the heads of GBGFL, in their statement said “we are excited to have Zalmi on board with us to take the league to the next level. Such initiatives will provide a platform for women to enter into the sports arena. We aim to take this league to all parts of Pakistan and we hope that one day we will be able to execute this. There are a lot of women with sporting talent in Pakistan, they just require a proper platform to showcase it.”
There are 8 teams competing in this event. The teams include: Shimshal, Chipurson, Shishkat, Passu, Sost, Hunza, Khyber & Gircha. The teams will be divided into two pools of 4 teams each. After the group stages, the semifinals will take place. The final take place on the 17th September 2019. Opening & Closing ceremonies will be held in which the people of GB will be showcasing their local culture.