BANNU, August 15: A Kabaddi tournament was organised for the internally displaced persons of North Waziristan in connection with the Independence Day.
Kabaddi is a traditional game played in Pakistan and India, particularly in rural areas. There are two teams, each having 12 players. Each player has to reach the highest score by touching or seizing the opposing team’s players while chanting “Kabaddi-Kabaddi”. The game varies to some extent in various areas.
IDPs in large numbers and residents of southern areas watched the tournament at Mandan Park. The Kabaddi teams from Lakki Marwat and Bannu contested in the match.
Later, tug-of-war, dog dance and fireworks were also held. Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Malik Riaz Khan, who organised the event, told TNN that the aim behind the tournament was to revive traditional games and to provide an opportunity off entertainment to local residents and IDPs.