Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry on Friday directed the authorities concerned to finalize arrangements for Shandur Polo Festival and ensure steps for the successful holding of this signature event of the province. The Chief Secretary gave the instruction in a high-level meeting held here at Civil Secretariat, to review preparations for Shandur Polo Festival.
The meeting was attended by administrative secretaries of home, tourism, information, communication and works departments and the Director General of KP Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) while Commissioner Malakand, Regional Police Officer, Deputy Commissioners of Upper and Lower Chitral participated through video link. Secretary Tourism informed the meeting that this year also the historical and world’s highest altitude polo festival at Shandur, District Chitral would be commencing from 7 July to July 9. The event would be held at the world highest polo ground at a height of 12,264 feet, he said, adding that elaborate arrangements are being finalized for the event. —APP