CHITRAL: Colorful QaQlasht Festival 2018 kicked off on Thursday in Chitral with calls for promoting tourism in the district.

Abdul Ghani Khan alias Dul Mama and Mir Wali alias Kuragh-o-Master inaugurated the festival. Deputy Commissioner Chitral Irshad Sodhar and all head of departments and officials of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) were also present on the occasion.

DC Chitral said in order to promote tourism specially adventure tourism in the region the event was organized with the help of TCKP.

“There is a lot of potential of tourism in Chitral which is required to be explored,” he said.

The DC Chitral started rock climbing personally to encourage youth to participate in this sport.

Following sports competitions took place on day first:

  • Polo
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Table Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Paragliding
  • Zip Lining
  • Rock climbing
  • Skate shooting
  • Tug of war

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Apart from these games, the locals also enjoyed traditional music and dance which lasted till late night.

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