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Colorful Chitral Spring Festival concludes

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CHITRAL: A colorful cultural program of Chitral Spring Festival 2016 embedded with world class fireworks display concluded here on Friday.

The spring festival attracted thousands of spectators including local and international tourists and dignitaries. Different varieties of sports competitions were held during the event including, wrestling, tug-of-war, polo, horse riding and dance.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Industries Abdul Karim Khan, Secretary Industries Aftab Durrani, Representatives of Unicef and Unesco in Pakistan, visitors from France, Brazil, England, Italy, Korea and China were also present on the occasion.

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The huge crowds were thrilled by the richness of local culture, music and most of all, by the free style Polo.

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Speaking on the culmination day of the Chitral Spring Festival, Unicef representative in Pakistan, Angela Kearney talked about Chitral, its beauty and how tourists from across the world should come and see this part of Pakistan.

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“It has been the most humbling experience for me today to watch the program. Being tourist, we really welcome this opportunity. I wish more tourists to come to Chitral and see we have safety and security here,” she said.

“We can enjoy this fabulous culture and so (I am) spending a wonderful day in here.”

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Stringent security arrangements were made to avert any terrorist activity during the festival. The influx of tourists at hotels remained higher than their capacity for the visiting guests.

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