CHITRAL: Shandur, known as the ‘roof of the world’, has officially commenced its famous 3-days long Shandur Polo Festival from today.
Shandur festival arrangement and resource mobilization started in early February. Deputy Commissioner Chitral, Khurshid Alam Mehsud is excited to celebrate this event with great zeal and fervor, to highlight a positive side of Pakistan for the world to see. He said that it is a great way to promote the tourism industry and attract foreign and national tourists to Chitral.
Regarding the event, he said that Lawari tunnel will be open for vehicular traffic from 1-11 July to facilitate the tourists who are visiting Chitral to participate in the festival. He also said that we have installed dustbins at every tent village established at Shandur for solid waste management, portable washroom, and clean drinking water has also been provided at every camp.
A state of the art fireworks and musical night will also be a part of the event. Also, it is the first time that the polo match will be played under floodlights.
He invited visitors & tourists from across the globe to experience a freestyle polo between two opposing teams Chitral & Gilgit-Baltistan.