The Azad Kashmir’s Minister of Power and Water Resources, Chaudhry Arshad Hussain, and Minister of Physical Planning and Housing, Chaudhry Yasir Sultan, announced that various programs under the Kashmir Festival are being held in all three divisions of Azad Kashmir to highlight the Kashmiri culture, heritage and promote tourism activities across the State. This landmark Kashmir Festivities will take place in Mirpur from March 16 to 20 to celebrate the arrival of spring, followed by the Eid-ul-Fitr festival in Muzaffarabad, and then the Poonch festival at Poonch.
They were addressing to a media conference here. The Director General of Sports Mehrban Rashid, Director of Sports and Youth Amjad Ali Moghal, newly elected Chairman of the District Council Raja Naveed Akhtar Goga, Deputy Mayor Mohammad Ramzan Chughtai, AJK Press Foundation member board of governors Khaled Chaudhry, and Deputy Director of Sports Sardar Mohammad Yasin print and electronic media persons were present at this media conference.
The AJK minters said that President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, cabinet members elected members high ups from AJK &Pakistan, and a large number of people from the general public will participate in this Kashmir Festival events. The ministers said that the main objective of the series of events of Kashmir Festival is to promote the culture, heritage, hospitality heavenly beauty of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and to inspire young people to participate in local sports and other cultural activities. These events and festivals will promote tourism and other healthy recreational activities not only in Mirpur but also across the Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Spring Festival at Mirpur will commence on 16the of March with its inauguration event of T20 cricket match between special children, hourse riding, horse dance cattle show and many other interesting events the ministers explored saying we would also start a shuttle service for visitors, viewers and tourists and public from Asfa Bhatto Park to Gurdawara Alipur, Old Mirpur City and New Mirpur city.
During a press conference held regarding the spring festival, the officials expressed their views about the festival’s objectives. At the conference Chairman of the Kashmir Festival Committee and Minister of Power and Water Resources Chaudhry Arshad Hussain stated that the five-day spring festival is being held in a traditional manner. Different kind of healthy and recreational activities will be available to youth and tourists. This will increase tourist activities, business and economical activities across the state and accomplish the Prime Ministers vision to make AJK tourist hub.