Pakistani Footballer Shahlyla Baloch Dies in Car Accident
Pakistan women's football team striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch died in a car crash in Karachi late Wednesday night.
Baloch's body will be taken to Kalat for burial.
Her sister Raheela told Dawn that the accident occurred in Defence phase 8 when the car struck against a pole.
Senior Superintendent Police (SP) South Saqib Iqbal Memon told Dawn the accident occurred late Wednesday night.
He said, “Fadeian Baloch was coming from ‘Do Darya’ towards Village in his Toyota Corolla car with his cousin Shahlyla Baloch. On the way, when they reached the turning near the Emaar building, he lost control and the car hit the footpath and then against a barrier.”
The police official said Shahlyla died in the accident and legal action is being taken against those responsible.
"We have also arrested the driver of the car," said Memon.
Born in 1996, Baloch was also a striker on the Balochistan women's football team. Her sister Raheela Zarmain is associated with the football team as a manager. Their mother, Senator Rubina Irfan, has been the chairperson of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Wing. Her father has also been a provincial minister.
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