karishma Ali: She made history by playing football. Now she’s changing lives

CNN- In a remote village in Pakistan’s Chitral Valley, about 1500 meters above sea level, wi-fi is intermittent. It is among these mountains bordering Afghanistan that Karishma Ali is changing lives — and trying to tell her story despite technological difficulties.

It is a world away, says Ali, from the capital Islamabad, where she would have spent most of this year studying at university had a global pandemic not forced the 23-year-old to return to her family home.

“Things are hard for girls here, especially to have a different dream or to do something outside of what society expects you to do,” she tells CNN Sport, the signal holding out for an absorbing 45-minute telephone call.

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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