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Talks Between G-B and KPK Successful to Organize Shandur Polo Festival Together

The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has taken back decision to boycott Shandur Polo Festival after success of talks held in the Federal Capital this past week. According to details, representatives of both Gilgit-Baltistan government and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government agreed to organize the Shandur Polo Festival with equal rights.

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Shandur Polo Festival 2016

The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has taken back decision to boycott Shandur Polo Festival after success of talks with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held in the Federal Capital this past week. According to details, representatives of both Gilgit-Baltistan government and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government agreed to organize the Shandur Polo Festival with equal rights. The talks were held after Gilgit-Baltistan boycotted the world famous event owing to monopoly being created by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Gilgit-Baltistan also had a number of reservations about royalties and management of the event.

According to a statement released by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and later the tourism department of Gilgit-Baltistan, the festival will now be held from 29th July to 31st July 2016 at Shandur top.

Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had that the event would be held from 23rd to 25th July.

The event will now feature matches between traditional polo rivals Gilgit and Chitral. Activities like traditional dances and paragliding will also be made part of the festival to entertain tourists.

According to an independent tourism analyst, the festival will now attract even more audience as a result of Gilgit-Baltistan’s decision to participate in the festival.

Over a thousand tourists and locals are expected to attend the 3-day long event. Both governments have taken steps to facilitate tourists who will stay in tents overnight.

Imran Hunzai is a Digital Media Consultant and activist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. When free, he likes to travel, do photography and play Rabab. He also runs a HONY inspired blog called Humans of Hunza. Follow him of Twitter @ihunzai.

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MMA Fighter from Gilgit-Baltistan to face his Afghani opponent at SLFC

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Shah Nawaz Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan at SLFC

MMA fighter Shah Nawaz is all set to face his Afghani opponent Abdul Wadood Matin at the Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC). The event is scheduled to be held in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 25th January 2019.

This is going to be the first major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) championship for Shah Nawaz in the year 2019. Shah Nawaz belongs to the Hunza district in Gilgit-Baltistan and represents the Fight Fortress Islamabad.

Other prominent MMA fighters from Gilgit-Baltistan representing Fight Fortress Islamabad include Uloomi Karim Shaheen, Haider Farman, Anita Karim and Zeeshan Shah.

Shah Nawaz, who is originally from Hunza Valley, will travel to the neighboring country of Afghanistan with Ali Sultan, his coach and co-owner of The Fight Fortress Islamabad later this week.

SLFC - Pakistan vs Afghanistan

Player Comparison: Abdul Wadood Matin (Afghanistan) vs Shah Nawaz (Pakistan)

Shah Nawaz has won 2 out of 2 amateur matches. Both of the matches were held at PAK MMA ٖFighting Alliance. He is quite confident to add another win to his name.

He said while talking on social networking platform Facebook”I’ve been training hard for this championship. Abdul Wadood Matin is a good player and he is going to be a tough opponent.”

The matches of Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) will be streamed live on Fight Night Afghanistan’s YoutTube Channel. The match will also be available for TV audience on TOLOTV (Yahsat 1A 52.5°E: 11785-H-27500-5/6 & ST-2 88°E: 10966-V-7300-3/4).

An embedded stream for viewers in Gilgit-Baltistan and rest of Pakistan will be available on GBee’s video section.

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First ever Gojal Futsal Cup to kick off in Islamabad this December

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The first ever edition of Gojal Futsal Cup 2018 is all set to be played in Islamabad this December. Ghulkin Rawalpindi Islamabad Students Association (GRISA) is organizing the futsal tournament for the youth of Gojal Upper Hunza district residing the Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

GRISA has formally invited teams based in the twin cities coming from different villages of Gojal to participate in the tournament. So far a dozen teams have registered themselves.

Only teams from Gojal would be allowed to participate, at the same time, players from one village would not be allowed to play for another village.

GRISA team Rawalpidni

Dr. Sayeed Tajik, the man behind the event, told GBee that their organization is expecting up to 20 teams.

Gojal Futsal Cup Islamabad 2018 is being organized by Ghulkin Rawalpindi Islamabad Students Association (GRISA) in collaborating with Leisure Leagues Pakistan and Ghulkin Youth & Sports Organization (GYSO).

Gojal Futsal Cup Islamabad will be held at Ammar Shaheed Football Ground in sector G-10/3, Islamabad, on 1st and 2nd December 2018.

Gojal Futsal Cup 2018 Islamabad

Details of the event can be found on the Gojal Futsal Cup Islamabad official Facebook event page.

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