Karachi – November 19, 2016: Aimed at encouraging participation of women in sports, K-Electric, in collaboration with District South Boxing Association, organized Girls’ Boxing Tournament 2016 today at National Coaching Centre here in Karachi. The initiative makes K-Electric the first corporate entity in the country to organize a female boxing tournament at any level.
The hotly contested one-day tournament came to a wonderful close after a strong display of courage, strength and combat by 20 contestants from all over Karachi. The young boxers played 10 bouts of 3 rounds each. Boxers Fatima Nasir, Sehar Suhail, Warda Rafi, Nida Kazi, Nimra, Ariba Rafi, Khadija, Zaibun Nisa, Gul Saba, Sawera Khan emerged victorious. The winners and runners up were awarded cash prizes.
On this occasion, KE spokesperson congratulated all the contestants and said, “KE has a strong affiliation with sports and has always been at the forefront to nurture youth – providing them with the resources and guidance to inspire future sportspersons. By organizing this boxing tournament, we have provided a strong platform for these girls to harness talent and demonstrate their skills. Being a strong advocate of fostering emerging talent, we will continue our support to channel the positive energy of our youth.”
One of the contestants said, “This kind of support adds to our confidence and we are hopeful that one day we will be able to compete on an international level to make Pakistan proud.”
KE has created various powerful platforms to engage the youth in healthy activities, in line with its commitment to empower the society and giving back to the community. The utility has been consecutively organizing KE Lyari Football Leagues for the last 5 years to provide the football loving youth of Lyari with a positive platform. In cricket, players like Younis Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Asad Shafiq and Anwar Ali have represented KE a couple of years back.