Pakistani footballer Karishma Ali is among five Pakistanis who have made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 list, a local media outlet reported.
According to the report, members of the list are chosen for ‘innovating in technology and disrupting age-old industries to demonstrating immense talent and dominating the world stage, this group of young stars shines in more ways than one’according to Forbes.
Karishma, a footballer hailing from Chitral has been selected for promoting sports on a local level. 21-year old Karishma is the first girl from Chitral to have played football at a national and international level. She has represented Pakistan at the Jubilee Games in Dubai, and her team was the first women’s team from Pakistan to participate in the AFL International Cup.
Karishma is also the founder of the Chitral Women’s Sports Club. Opened last year in Chitral, the club is training 60 girls in football and other sports, encouraging participation in sports in the process.