Shandur Festival arrangements discussed

PESHAWAR, June 15: The three-day annual polo festival at picturesque Shandur will begin on July 7, according to a press release issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sports ministry here on Friday. A meeting chaired by the Provincial Sports Minister Syed Aaqil Shah on Friday decided to invite Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to attend the event as the chief guest. Provincial Minister for Social Welfare Salim Khan, Secretary Tourism and Sports Syed Jamaluddin, DCO Chitral and officials concerned of the sports department were present on the occasion. The meeting reviewed the improvement of road from Chitral to Shundur, provision of facilities to the tourists and decided to arrange an entertainment programme as part of the annual celebrations. The meeting also decided to form committees for boarding and lodging.]]>

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