CHITRAL: The three-day annual Shandur polo festival has begun at the world’s highest polo ground in Chitral today (Saturday)
The festival has attracted thousands of local and foreign tourists. This year matches would be held among Mastoj Polo team and Laspor and Ghar teams of Chitral and Gilgit respectively. Two matches were played on the opening day of the polo festival. Chitral and Gilgit teams have won their matches.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister’s Advisor for Tourism Abdul Munim formally inaugurated the three-day Shandur polo festival in Shandur.
Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has finalized all the arrangements for the festival to facilitate the teams and guests. Musical culture night and traditional and local skill programs are also part of the festival. TCKP has set up Tent village for tourists while Pak Army, Chitral Scout, District Administration Chitral and other relevant departments extended cooperation to make the three-day festival successful.
Tourists have appreciated the arrangements for the festival, however, expressed displeasure over the dilapidated condition of the road leading to Shandur.
They urged the Chitral district administration and Tourism Department to improve the condition of the most important road in the area.