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    Shandur Festival concludes – Chitral beat Gilgit Baltistan by 7-5 gol score

    Shandur Festival concludes – Chitral beat Gilgit Baltistan by 7-5 gol score

    Chitral Times Report

    CHITRAL: The three-day Shandur Polo Festival concluded here on Sunday. Corps Commander Peshawar, Lieutenant General Hassan Azhar Hayat, threw the ball and inaugurated the final match of polo on the third and final day of the ongoing Shandur Polo Festival. On the final day of the festival, defending champion Chitral beat the Gilgit Baltistan team in a thrilling and sensational match by 7-5, winning the Shandur Polo Festival 2023.

    For the last day amid joy and jubilation, with a large number of local and international tourists thronging to the scenic Chitral area to witness the polo matches played on the highest altitude ground.

    The second day’s festivities were inaugurated by Brigadier Arsalan Israr Mirza Director General GB scouts, who threw the polo ball to start the match. Secretary of Tourism Sohail Khan was also present on the occasion.

    A significant number of local and foreign tourists arrived in Shaundur to see the polo matches.

    The festival was jointly organized by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority, Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, and the district administration.

    On the second day, a match was played between Gilgit B team and Chitral B team, with Gilgit B winning 5-2 in a thrilling match.

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