KE to organize girls’ boxing tournament

KARACHI: Aimed at encouraging participation of women in sports, K-Electric, in collaboration with District South Boxing Association, is organizing Girls’ Boxing Tournament 2016 on Saturday here at National Coaching Centre.

The announcement was made on Friday during an interactive event which was attended by representatives of K-Electric and sports stars, an official of the utility said.

The initiative makes K-Electric the first corporate entity in the country to organize a female boxing tournament at any level, the announcement said adding that in this one-day tournament, 20 contestants from all over Karachi will play 10 bouts of 3 rounds each.

MPA Sania Naz appreciated the utility’s initiative to encourage boxing at grassroots level and said that these girls possess good technique and fitness with great energy; all they need is support and guidance in the right direction which we see K-Electric is providing
though this initiative.

She hoped that more such organizations will come forward to encourage future sportspersons in the country.

Syed Fakhar Ahmed, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, K-Electric appreciated the enthusiasm of contestants and said that 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 the country’s first female boxing tournament, we are creating 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, he added.

Nasir Karim Baloch, President District South Boxing Association, and Rafiq Pirzada, D.G. National Coaching Centre, stressed upon the need to promote country’s soft image with such sporting events.

It was pointed out that KE has created various 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.—APP