Shandur Festival Postponed to Aug due to road closure in Gilgit side

CHITRAL, June 21: The annual Shandur festival has been postponed to Aug due to closure of roads in Gilgit side because of flooding. the event now will be held after Ramazan in Aug. Earlier, the KPK government had announced to hold the festival from June 2 to 5 because of Ramazan in the second week of July. The festival usually organized from July 7 to 9 every year.  The feature of the event is the final of polo match between Gilgit and Chitral teams. A large number of people also come to Chitral from Gilgit-Baltistan top attend the festival. Besides, it has become a national event drawing spectators from different parts of the country and abroad. Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan ahve destroyed bridges and roads and the main road between Chitral and Gilgit via Shandur pass is still closed.]]>

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