CHITRAL: The four-day traditional Qaqlasht Festival concluded today in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Hundreds of local people, tourists and students from across the country gathered to participate in the festival.

Folk singers showing their talent to the spectators in the 2000 years old Jashn-e-Qaqlasht by using reed instruments (flute). 

Held at 8000 feet high tourist resort, the locals show their dances,’Chong Righishi’, Tatali Wawali’ and ‘Mamashish’ which are on the verge of extinction.

The festival included football, table tennis, paragliding, zip lining, cricket, volley ball, polo, skeet shooting and tug of war.

The festival was organized with the objective to protect the indigenous Kho culture of Chitral where local poets and artists participated in Mushaira and music programs.

The Commissioner of Malakand Division Said Mazhar Ul Islam distributed cash prices among the players.