Afghan Female Youth Soccer Team Escapes into Pakistan 

The plight of girls and women living under Taliban rule and Sharia Law in Afghanistan has forced a female youth soccer team to cross the border into Pakistan.
The senior team made it out of Kabul, but the junior team remained in the country because they lacked passports and other documents. 
The BBC reported on the good news:
Thirty-two players and their families won visas after the charity ‘Football for Peace’ lobbied Pakistan. An official with Pakistan’s Football Federation said the group, totaling 81 people, would be housed at the federation’s headquarters in the eastern city of Lahore. A further 34 people will arrive on Thursday, he said.
The official said that the players would remain in Pakistan under tight security for 30 days before applying …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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