Despite security concerns, Pak to hold festival at world's highest polo ground

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Peshawar, June 30 (ANI): Pakistan's traditional Shandur Polo Festival will be held from 7th to 9th of July at world's highest polo ground in Chitral.

The NWFP Minister for Population Welfare, Saleem Khan, has announced that Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and NWFP Chief Minister Haider Khan Hoti would attend the final match on July 9th, the Dawn reports.

Authorities were concerned that the festival may get sidelined this year due to the deteriorating security condition in the region, but Khan has assured of proper security arrangements.

Many tourists come to witness the annual festival at the Shandur polo ground.

The festival comprises three teams each from Chitral and Gilgat areas. (ANI)

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