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Govt Suddenly Postpones Shandur Polo Festival 2024

Govt Suddenly Postpones Shandur Polo Festival 2024

The Shandur Polo Festival, initially set to occur in upper Chitral from June 28 to June 30, has been postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions. This was announced in a notification by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Monday.

Held annually at Shandur Top, the world’s highest polo ground at 3,700 meters, the festival features teams from Gilgit and Chitral districts competing under freestyle rules.

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In addition to polo, the festival showcases folk music, dancing, and a camping village, all organized and funded by the KP government.

Previously, provincial Secretary of Tourism and Culture Muhammad Bakhtiar Khan confirmed that all arrangements for the Shandur Polo Festival had been completed.

Additionally, the Culture and Tourism Authority had announced the launch of a heli safari service for the festival, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petronet Aviation.