CHITRAL, April 16, 2011: The valley of Chitral is very peaceful and paradises-like place, and its people are peace loving and have rich cultural and eco-tourism potential.
These views were express by Mrs Robin Raphel, country director United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who was chief guest at the quarterfinal polo match of Qaqlasht festival. She determined that concrete steps would be taken for promoting eco-tourism in Chitral. She highly hailed hospitality and peace loving nature of Chitrali people.
Earlier, she was briefed by Shamsuddin, Manager Chitral Association for Mountain Areas Tourism (CAMAT), about the role of CAMAT in promoting tourism and especially eco-tourism in the Hindukush region.
She threw the ball into the ground and opened the match between Reshun B and Booni B polo teams.
On the first day of the festival, 12 cricket teams, six football teams, four volleyball teams, two polo teams, two tug of war teams participated. While on the second day of the festival, eight football teams participated.
Charun football team defeated Torkho, Booni defeated Kushum team, Lone beat Reshun and Booni defeated Degree College.—GH Farooqui
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- I blog at http://chitraltoday.net (ChitralToday) about Chitral, its people, culture, traditions and issues. I have been writing about Chitral since 2000. Chitral is a scenic valley in the extreme north-west of Pakistan.