Female karate players to represent Pakistan

Published: July 10, 2012
SHARES
Email
The pair will be accompanied by six male players including Asian Karatedo gold medallist Saadi Abbas. PHOTO: SXC.HU

The pair will be accompanied by six male players including Asian Karatedo gold medallist Saadi Abbas. PHOTO: SXC.HU

KARACHI: 

Beenish Akbar and Kulsoom will become the first female karate players to represent Pakistan in a continental tournament after they were named in the eight-member squad for the Asian Championship.

The pair will be accompanied by six male players including Asian Karatedo gold medallist Saadi Abbas.

“These women have a lot of talent and we’re here to promote them,” Pakistan Karate Federation President Mohammad Jehangir told The Express Tribune. “We’ve taken a huge step but I have realistic expectations. They are talented and will benefit from the experience and exposure.”

Meanwhile, Abbas, Pakistan’s hope for a medal in the 67-kg category, has been training in Iran as he aims to qualify for the World Championship.

“I will be defending my title once again,” said Abbas. “It’s a warm-up event for me because I am focusing on the World Championship.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2012.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (2)

  • Common Man
    Jul 10, 2012 - 1:34PM

    Now some fanatic Mullah will come up with a fatwa against muslim women participation saying it is against the principles of Islam….

    Recommend

  • alicia
    Jul 10, 2012 - 6:06PM

    Good on these girls.

    Recommend

More in Pakistan

Karachi

Fiqah Hanfia
Sehar 4:14 AM
Iftar 7:26 PM
Fiqah Jafaria
Sehar 4:26 AM
Iftar 7:26 PM
Fiqah Hanfia
Sehar
Iftar
Fiqah Jafaria
Sehar
Iftar

Lahore

Islamabad