Thirty-two girls soccer gamers from Afghanistan, who have been dealing with threats from the Taliban, have reached Pakistan together with their households after the federal government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them, based on a media report on Wednesday.
The footballers belonging to the nationwide junior women’ workforce had been initially on account of journey to Qatar, the place Afghan refugees have been housed at a facility for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, however have been left stranded after a bomb blast on the Kabul airport that killed 13 US service members and no less than 170 Afghans on August 26.
These girls have been dealing with threats from the Taliban on account of their involvement within the sport, Dawn newspaper reported.
The Taliban took management of Afghanistan in August. These girls soccer gamers had since been in hiding to evade the Taliban, based on the report.
The transfer to convey the 32 footballers to Pakistan was initiated by British-based NGO Football for Peace in cooperation with the federal government and the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), which isn’t recognised by FIFA.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino had visited the Afghan refugees throughout his journey to Doha final week, however the world soccer physique has been criticised for its inaction in aiding the feminine footballers who have been nonetheless in Afghanistan.
The footballers will proceed from Peshawar to Lahore the place they are going to be housed on the PFF headquarters.