According to details, an 81-member contingent of Afghan women footballers and their families and coaches reached Lahore through the Torkham border.
Upon arrival at the football house, officials of Sports Board Punjab, including Pakistan Football Federation Vice President Sardar Naveed Haider Khan and other officials, gave a hearty welcome to the Afghan contingent.
Talking to the media, he said he was given a warm welcome here, and the best hospitality was being extended.
It should be noted that the government of Pakistan has issued visas to 115 Afghans for 30 days. In the first phase, a contingent of 81 people has reached Pakistan. Therefore, if women footballers want to practice, they will have all the facilities.
“We welcome the Afghan women’s football team,” Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in a Twitter message.
It should be noted that during the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, questions are being discussed about the status of women athletes, due to which there is uncertainty among female athletes.