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KARACHI: Rabia Ashiq, one of the only two Pakistani women at London 2012 Olympic Games, is also included in a select group of national athletes who are backed by corporate sponsors.


One of the country’s leading athletes, all eyes in Pakistan would be on Rabia on August 8 when she will feature in the women’s 800 metre competition at the Olympic Stadium in London. Though she seems to have no chance of qualifying for the event’s finals, her participation in the Olympics would be the highpoint of her career.


To acknowledge their efforts and to motivate the talented women of Pakistan, ZONG has decided to support Rabia, who hails from a modest background. She had to face discouragement from her immediate and extended family initially but her passion drove her to continue taking part in sports at school and college level. Recognizing her tenacity, ZONG decided to sponsor the athlete for her participation in the world’s foremost sports competition.