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Recent floods wreak havoc in Chitral, Broghil Festival postponed

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

29th Aug, 2020. 01:03 am
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Recent floods wreak havoc in Chitral, Broghil Festival postponed

Chitral: Due to the recent flood devastation, the festival has been postponed in Brugal, the last border village on the Wakhan Strip, which connects Pakistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

According to the details, the Broghil Festival was to be held on September 5 and 6 in the Brugal Valley of Upper Chitral, however, after the floods, the festival will now be held on September 12 and 13 in the Broghil Valley.

The festival will feature Yak polo, cricket, football, marathons, other traditional sports and music festivals, with players from remote areas of Chitral using the wild yak ‘Yak’ found in the mountainous regions of Tibet.

The festival will be organized in collaboration with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department and the Upper Chitral District Administration. The festival is held at an altitude of 13,600 feet above sea level and 250 km from Chitral.

There are also about 30 different freshwater lakes in the Broghil Valley.

It should be noted that due to the unique and different geographical and regional features of this region, Broghil Festival is a great attraction for adventure tourism enthusiasts where tourists can enjoy other activities along with glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes, highlands. High mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and other fascinating sights of nature can be seen up close.

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