Maria Wazir fooled the Taliban to become a professional sportswoman | The Economist

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Maria Wazir grew up in a Taliban stronghold. Girls were not allowed to play outside, let alone participate in sports. But she was not like other girls. By changing her name and burning her dresses she was able to become a professional athlete and a household name in Pakistan Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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2017-09-29 09:30:15
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