Swat:Three-days festival at Miandam, a tourist destination in Pakistan’s beautiful Swat Valley, ended with a grand ceremony. Gymnastics, hiking and cycling competitions were held on the last day. During the closing ceremony Deputy Commissioner Swat Junaid Khan was the special guest who distributed prizes among the players and participants. Accompanied by ADC Finance Swat Irfan Ali Khan, AC Khawaja Khel Mehran Khan, PS Ahmed Sher, District Sports Officer Obaidullah, Admin Officer Shah Faisal, Regional Sports Officer Nematullah, Regional Sports Officer Kashif Farhan, District Youth Officer Farhad Ali and other prominent personalities were present.
Local and national artists performed various songs while Zardad Bulbul and his team presented comic sketches and received a standing ovation from the spectators on the ground. Apart from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a large number of male and female tourists from Punjab and other provinces came to the festival.
A play area has also been arranged in the festival to provide entertainment opportunities to the children. A magic show has been organized for the children. Pashto singers performed traditional and local music. The festival featured competitions as well as regional culture.
Deputy Commissioner Swat Junaid Khan while talking to media on the occasion said that the purpose of the festival is to promote counter-tourism and steps are being taken for the promotion and development of tourism in swat. He said that the number of tourists is increasing day by day which is our great achievement. Tourists from all over the world are taking interest in the tourist destinations of Swat.
Junaid Khan also said that the number of tourists is increasing day by day. The district administration and the provincial government have decided to work together to promote tourism in Swat through the Winter Sports Festival. In this regard, the first Kalam Winter Sports Festival was held followed by the Gabin Jabba Sports Festival Cultural and Sports Festival was organized in Miandam as it is a historical spot.
PDTC was closed for a long time and now it is being re-opened under the supervision of the provincial government. Is so that the colors of miandam can be restored He said that the Swat Expressway would help in connecting the tourist destinations and at the same time other roads were being constructed which would enable Gabral, Atroor, Wadi Kamrat, Malam Jabba, Miandam, Shangla, Kalam and others. Areas will be merged. Work is also being done on Gabral.
We will soon organize Spring Sports Festival in Gabral. Various funds have been allocated in ADP for the promotion and development of tourism. There is complete peace in Swat. We are ready to provide them the best facilities. DC Swat Junaid Khan said that another five star hotel of international standard is also being constructed in Miandam.
Miandam should be connected with Pasha Gram on one side and Shangla on the other side Iga and its connection with Malam Jabba will also be made through roads which will help in promoting sports and culture along with tourism.