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March 14, 2018

Water sports, adventure tourism events to feature in ‘Colours of Spring’


March 14, 2018

PESHAWAR: A series of events, including unique water sports and adventure tourism activities, have been planned for the youth with an aim to provide them an opportunity of entertainment and engage them in healthy activities.

Titled as “Colours of Spring” the spectacular water sports and adventure tourism events will be held simultaneously at the scenic tourist resort Khanpur Lake on March 25.

Chairing a meeting, Secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museum, Culture and Youth Affairs Department, Muhammad Tariq said that the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and Mabali Island will jointly organise the events.

Additional Secretary Babar Khan, TCKP Managing Director Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, In-charge Marketing Hassina Shaukat and others attended the meeting.

The secretary said that efforts were being made to revive cultural, sports and tourism in every nook and corner of the province. He asked the organisers to organise the upcoming gala in a befitting manner to attract tourists and visitors to Khanpur Lake and other serene places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Briefing the participants, Hassina Shaukat said that different events including jet ski, vek tube, family boating, zip-lining, shooting, archery, volleyball, treasure hunt, instrumental music, rabab mangay, individual boating, hiking, trekking, bonfire, tug-of-war, cuisines and a lot more to feature in the gala.

Besides other facilities, the official said the TCKP will provide the transportation facility to the intending participants and visitors from Peshawar to Khanpur Lake. Those desirous to join the mega gala can register at with a fee of Rs1600 only for per individual to enjoy the colourful events at the scenic resort.

Hassina Shaukat said that the TCKP was interested to attract private sector to join the government efforts for the promotion of tourism in the province. She said the upcoming gala is a good example of public and private partnership, where both will organise water sports and adventure tourism events for youth.

The official added that the gala would send a positive message to the outer world that peace had been restored and sports and tourism activities were being organised everywhere in the province.

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