Islamabad: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan will hold three-day festival at Deosai plains in a bid to promote tourism in the Northern Areas of the country.
For the first time, the festival will be held at Deosai, the second highest altitude plateau of the world after Chang Tang in Tibet. The Deosai National Park is situated 4,114 metres above the sea level. The three-day event will be commenced from August 27.
Traditional polo, horse riding, jeep rally, jeep safari with an addition of a new game Zoh and Joker will be part of the festival. A musical night is also part of the festival in which local and national singers will perform.
Addressing a press conference here at GB House on Wednesday, Asim Ayub a senior official of Gilgit-Baltistan government, and Information Secretary Jehnzeb Awan said that their government was making all out efforts to make the event a success as it was committed to promoting tourism in the area, blessed with rare natural attraction.
“Open air cinema and several kinds of sports will make the event memorable. I hope this festival will play a big role in promoting tourism in the Northern Areas,” Mr Ayub told Dawn.
He said that there would be no security issue, as GB government in collaboration with army made was making adequate arrangements.
GB Director Information Farooq Ahmed said that festival would help in tapping the tourism potential of GB, which was bestowed with unique natural beauty.