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Sports festival kicks off in Peshawar

Sports festival kicks off in Peshawar
August 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 August: A sports festival organised by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Writers Association kicked off in Peshawar on Wednesday.

The festival, which has been organised in connection with Independence Day celebrations, was inaugurated by Director General Sports Junaid Khan at Qayyum Sports Complex. Competitions in tug-of-war, badminton, squash and swimming have been organised in the festival.

In the tug-of-war competition on Wednesday, Sports Writers Tigers defeated Sports Writers Warriors. Badminton competition will be held today (Thursday), swimming contest will be held on Friday, while squash contest will be held on Saturday.

The winning players in the sports festival will get trophies and cash prizes.

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