How one family inspired a football revolution for girls in a village in Pakistan
Original story at the Guardian• 2 mentions • 1 month ago
the Guardian 1 month ago
Shimshal is a small village in one of the most northern parts of Pakistan, the highest settlement in the Hunza Valley at 3,800 metres above sea level. A short distance from China’s most western border, it has a population of about 2,000 inhabitants. City life is a world away; dusty Shimshal is a 16-hour drive from Islamabad, 20 from Lahore. It is not the sort of pocket where one would expect to find an appetite for women’s football. Yet girls are queueing up to take part. Karishma Inayat and her family are from Shimshal and, though they have left the ...