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Football for peace, climate advocacy

Youth Climate Activists beat Women Journalists in a friendly soccer match

ISLAMABAD (VOM) : To promote peace and raise awareness around climate crisis, Women Journalists Association of Pakistan, Youth Climate Activists of Pakistan and Global Neighbourhood for Media Innovation organized a friendly football match at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on Frimm
The Youth Climate Activists Pakistan beat Women Journalists 3-0 and won the trophy.  At the onset of the match Young climate activists proved to be a bold challenge for their rival Women Journalists, which they maintained throughout the match.  Climate Activists took the lead at the onset of the match when Ayla Adil scored her first goal. Playing audaciously she later scored two more goals to give her team a decisive victory. Women Journalists also gave tough time to their rivals as Fauzia Kalsoom Rana, Sana Arshad and Sabeen made aggressive attempts to score goals. 
The women journalists’ team was led by Rozina Ali from Channel 24 and included Sana Arshad from Aaj TV, Rukhsana Musarat from Radio Pakistan, Fauzia Kalsoom Rana from Aaj TV, Kiran Khan from Dawn TV, Sabeen from GNN and Zakhia from PTV.
Climate activist’s team was led by Aleena Adil and included Ameera Adil, Ayla Adil, Hania Imran, Rukhsana and Shazia.
The winning and runner up team were presented with trophies and souvenirs by Myra Imran, the Vice President of the National Press Club Islamabad.  On the occasion, all the participants also planted saplings at the Sports Complex, Islamabad to make the event more purposeful.
The event was managed and organized by Fauzia Kalsoom Rana, the Peace Leader and Convener of Women Journalists Association of Pakistan (WJAP) and Myra Imran.

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