GSWParis 2022


Karishma Ali

Chitral Womens Sports Club



Karishma Ali is a football and social entrepreneur from Chitral, Pakistan. In 2016, she represented Pakistan in the International Jubilee games, and in 2017, she was part of the first female team from Pakistan to participate in the AFL International club Melbourne. Ali has dedicated her life to breaking barriers for women in sports and ensuring that girls in her hometown of Chitral have more opportunities to play sports. Karishma Ali established Chitral Women's Sports Club in 2018, a pioneer organization dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for Chitrali girls to participate in sports. The Chitral Women's Sports Club currently has 215 registered members participating in various sports activities. In 2019 she was listed in Forbes Asia 30under30. During the same year, Karishma was also selected as a member of the first national youth council of Pakistan. On 23rd March 2022, she was nominated for the Pride of Pakistan enclosure which included people who excelled in their respective fields