KP ‘Traditional Games’ begin in Kohistan district amidst great fun, joy


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ‘Traditional Games’ has kicked off in Kohistan district. Deputy Commissioner Kohistan Lower Shakeel Ahmed was the chief guest.

Deputy Director Sports Operations Jamshed Baloch, ADE Kohistan Lower Muhammad Saleem, Assistant Commissioner Pattan Muhammad Saqib, Tehsil Chairman Pattan Maulana Rehmatullah, ADO Sports Aurangzeb, Village Chairman Maulana Ahmad Ali, Additional AC Pat-tan Iqbal Hussain and other personalities were also present.

The games include various sports and fun activi-ties such as volleyball, musical chair, tug-of-war, sack race, guli danda, pitho gol garam and bilori wherein more than 100 players are taking part.

According to the results of volleyball competi-tions Kolai Palace team defeated Lower Kohistan team in the opening match by 3-1, the score was 25-22, 23-25, 29-27 and 25-21.

In the Musical chair Kohistan Lower Sohail got the trophy, while Wasim Akram of Kolai Palace was the runner up.

Salman of Kohistan Lower won the sack race while Baz Muhammad was runner up. The team of Kohistan Upper won the trophy. The team of Kolai Palace was the winner in the competitions of Pitho Gol Garam, while the team of Kohistan Upper was the runner-up.

Cash prizes and trophies will be distributed among the winners and runners-up players and other position holders.

Jamshed Baloch told APP that after holding tra-ditional games in different regions, the final round between the winners of various events would be held in Peshawar where the players would be awarded more prizes for participating in the traditional games.

He said that the aim and objective of the tradi-tional games was to keep them alive in the province, and hopefully such would further promote traditional games in those areas.—APP


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