The Shandur Polo Event has been unilaterally postponed by the Tourism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

The world’s highest polo pitch was supposed to host the massive event from June 28 to June 30, but the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration postponed it on Tuesday due to bad weather.In a notification to the government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture, Tourism, Archaeology and Museums Department, the secretary stated, “It is deeply regretted to inform the general public that Shandur Polo Festival, scheduled from June 28 to June 30, 2024, is hereby postponed, due to inclement weather conditions till further orders in the best public interest.”

The polo players and fans in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan are worried about the last-minute decision to postpone the annual tournament.The administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ought to have declared the event date after considering all relevant factors, including the weather. One of the hardest things that the players accomplished on their own was moving the horses to Shandur, according to Moezuddin Behram, the general secretary of the Polo Association of Chitral.

The Ghizer district government in Gilgit-Baltistan has also expressed disapproval at the event’s sudden delay.”I am writing to convey my deep dismay and worry at the arbitrary choice to reschedule the Shandur Polo Event. This occasion represents our friendship and collaboration and is a pillar of our cultural legacy.

The Shandur Mela has been postponed by the Tourism Department KP because of the weather. In a letter, the Ghizer district deputy commissioner criticized the Tourism Department KP for making this decision without consulting anybody.

The Shandur Polo Event has been unilaterally postponed by the Tourism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).