PESHAWAR: Arrangements have been finalised for holding the three-day Broghil festival, starting at the Broghil National Park in Upper Chitral district from Sept 6 (Friday).
Being organised by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Upper Chitral district administration, the festival will showcase various activities, including horse polo, yak polo, donkey polo, cricket, football, buzkashi, marathon race, tug-of-war, wrestling, music and other traditional games, said an official statement issued here on Monday.
The organisers said the yak race, yak polo, fireworks, traditional music and food shows would be the main features of the festival.
Provincial senior minister for sports and tourism Atif Khan has directed his department to join hands with the Upper Chitral district administration to make proper arrangements for highlighting different aspects of the ancient and unique Wakhi culture.
TCKP managing director Junaid Khan said arrangements had been finalised for the event, hoping that this year a large number of tourists would visit the far-off area of Chitral to enjoy the festival.
He said tangible steps were being taken to hold the festival in a befitting manner to lure more tourists and visitors to this part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“A tent village will be established in Broghil to facilitate the tourists,” the official said, adding opportunities were also being explored for tourists to participate in the thrilling adventure tourism activities in the remote scenic spot.
Published in Dawn, September 3rd, 2019