Pakistani players emerged victorious in Pakistan International Snowboarding Championship and Festival at the Malam Jabba ski resort in the scenic Swat valley.
More than 44 national and international players, four women among them, and fans of snowboarding from different countries including Switzerland, Belgium, France and Afghanistan participated in the event. Senator Faisal Javed was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony.
In the parallel giant slalom male category, Razaullah, a young snowboarder from Malam Jabba, clinched first position. Souresh Ahmad from Afghanistan got second position and Wakeel Ahmad from Pakistan stood third in the same category, during the event organized by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Tourism Department.
Similarly, in the parallel giant slalom female category, Pakistani snowboarder Sara Nadeem got first, Fatma Nadeem second and Ayesha Akmal grabbed third position.
Meanwhile, Swiss player Victor Rojer secured first position in the giant slalom category on the final day of Pakistan International Snowboarding Championship at Malam Jabba. Belgium’s snowboarder Julien Harry grabbed second and Harry got third position in the giant slalom male category.
PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed Khan took to twitter and said: “Glad to see how our country is witnessing unprecedented tourism boost under PM ImranKhan.”
All the top position holders received cash prizes and certificates from the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.
“It is very good to see national and international players participating in the snowboarding championship, which attracted a large number of tourists,” said Senator Faisal Javed. He said that government would facilitate investors for the promotion of tourism.
The international snowboarders said that they enjoyed the scenic valley and hospitality of the local people.
“Malam Jabba is a perfect place for ski and snowboarding activities. The landscape is mesmerizing. Along the winter games, there must be other opportunities for adventure lovers like trekking, surfing, climbing, mountain bikes and others,” said Julien Harry, the Swiss snowboarder.