The Pakistan team had landed with the 1992 World Cup trophy and she had been assigned the task of getting an interview with skipper Imran Khan. “Impossible,” she was warned by her male colleagues. But Aalia Rasheed, despite running a mild fever, was to do something spectacular that day. She simply climbed on to the truck carrying some of the players. Even as Javed Miandad shouted, “Aalia, pagal ho gayi hai kya (have you gone crazy)?” she forgot her “duppatta, handbag, roza and fever” and pulled off an interview with Imran that went on air and was splashed next day in The News.

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Aalia Rasheed with Imran Khan   –  Special arrangement

 

Aalia is the most popular face on television in Pakistan. Having set a trend of women competing with their male counterparts, she has earned respect for her work in the field of sports. Her ability to create space for women anchors…

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