Shandur Polo, a historic polo festival will be held with traditional
fervor from 07 to 09th of July 2012. Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza
Gillani will be invited to be the chief guest on this occasion. The decision to
this effect was taken in a high level meeting held Friday in Peshawar with
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports, Syed Aqil Shah in the chair. The
meeting reviewed the suggestions for successful organization of the event.
Minister for Social Welfare, Salim Khan, Secretary Tourism and Sports, Syed
Jamaluddin, DCO Chitral and a large number of concerned officers were also
present on this occasion. The meeting reviewed the improvement of
infrastructure from Chitral to Shundur, provision of facilities to the tourists
and entertainment programme etc. The meeting also decided to form committees
for boarding and lodging.
meeting, Syed Aqil Shah said that polo was an event of international standard
for which a large number of foreign tourists also come to the country and thus
efforts should be made to make the event a success.
Speaking on the
occasion, Provincial Minister Salim Khan said that the event would be held with
enthusiasm to send a message of peace to the world.