CHITRAL: The four-day Qaqlasht Festival 2019 showcasing an amalgamation of sports competitions kicked off at 8,000 feet high tourist point in Upper Chitral on Thursday, said the DC office.
The Qaqlasht festival showcases different indigenous sports, including polo tug-of-war, skate shooting, marathon race, volleyball, cricket, football, archery etc.
First time ever, orphans and persons with special abilities inaugurated the annual festival. This was done in order to show love and respect to them.
A contingent of Chitral police and Levies presented guard of honour to orphans.
A large number of people thronged the venue from across the valley of Chitral and outside.