IN PHOTOS: First Boxing Club for Girls Opens in Pakistan

A dozen girls between eight and 17 years of age have been training and competing at Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Karachi, a first in the Islamic country.

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Students of coach Younus Qambrani posing with their boxing gloves at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Karachi, Pakistan, February 20, 2016.
Students of coach Younus Qambrani posing with their boxing gloves at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Karachi, Pakistan, February 20, 2016.Credit: Reuters
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Anum, 17, punches padding with coach Younus Qambrani during an exercise session at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, Pakistan, February 20, 2016.Credit: Reuters
A friend wraps the hand of a contender in the Sindh Junior Sports Association Boxing Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 21, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Barisha, 9, punches Misbah in a practice session at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, Pakistan on February 20, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Javeria (L) and Mehek check a selfie after an exercise session at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 19, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Mehek, 15, practices at the women's boxing camp in Karachi, on February 19, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Tabia, 12, removes her shoes after finishing an exercise at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 19, 2016Credit: Reuters
Urooj, 15, spits water between rounds in her bout during the Sindh Junior Sports Association Boxing Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan February 21, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Misbah, 17, does warm up exercises at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, on February 19, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Barisha, 9, takes instructions from coach Younus Qambrani at a practice session at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, on February 19, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Aamna, 11, waits for the start for her bout during the Sindh Junior Sports Association Boxing Tournament in Karachi, on February 21, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Azmeena, 16, takes part in warm up exercises at the first women's boxing camp in Karachi, on February 19, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Tabia (R), 12, fights against Aamna, 11, during the Sindh Junior Sports Association Boxing Tournament in Karachi, on February 21, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Girl trainees pose for a group photograph with their coach Yunus Qambrani and assistant coach Nadir at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Karachi, Pakistan, on February 20, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Assistant boxing coach Nadir helps Urooj, 15, put on her headgear before her bout at the Sindh Junior Sports Association Boxing Tournament in Karachi, on February 21, 2016.Credit: Reuters
View of the entrance to the first women's boxing coaching camp in Karachi, Pakistan February 20, 2016.Credit: Reuters

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