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Australia supports Pakistani girls to get empowered through cricket

ISLAMABAD: Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson on Wednesday said through sports, women and girls in Pakistan can realize their individual and collective power to strive for gender equality.

“Sports can be a force to amplify the voices of women and girls and break down gender barriers and stereotypes,” the High Commissioner said at the Girls’ Cricket Cup hosted by Australian High Commission and the Kinnaird College for Women in collaboration with Pakistan Cricket Board, in Lahore.

The High Commissioner said through sports, women could demonstrate not only physical strength but also their leadership and strategic thinking.

She congratulated the schools on their participation and welcomed the support of the Kinnaird College and PCB for the Girls’ Cricket Cup.

She mentioned that earlier a three-day coaching clinic by first class cricket coaches kicked off on International Women’s Day.

“We were particularly pleased to have the participation of first class players who helped to build confidence, foster team spirit and encourage the girls to push beyond the boundaries,” the High Commissioner said.

The AHC-Kinnaird Girls’ Cup 2019 involved teams from six schools and sports institutes, including Government Shuhda-e APS Memorial Girls High School Model Town, Government Central Model School Gulberg, The City School Shalimar Campus, Kinnaird Cricket, Unique Cricket and Galaxy Sports academies for under-privileged girls.





M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.