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Shahida Raza Pakistan's female hockey player among victims of italy boat accident

2023-03-01
Shahida Raza Pakistan's female hockey player among victims of italy boat accident

One of those killed in the migrant boat disaster in Italy on Sunday was Shahida Raza, a hockey player for the Pakistani women's team.


International hockey player Shahida, popularly known as Chintu in her circles, represented Pakistan. She participated in domestic football as well.


The athlete, who was from Quetta, was reportedly going through a challenging time as a single mother after getting divorced, according to sources familiar to her family.


Shahida decided to migrate illegally to Europe in order to guarantee a better future.



Shehla Raza, vice president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Tanzila Amir Cheema, secretary of the PH Women Wing, and other hockey-related individuals expressed their sorrow over her passing.