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Hoper Winter Fest starts in GB

ISLAMABAD: A colorful Hoper Winter Sports Festival 2023 was inaugurated near Boys High School Hoper Nagar, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) on Thursday (12th of Jan 2023) to celebrate the scenic snow-clad mountains.

Talking to APP, an official of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) said the festival would be greatly helpful in promoting and projecting winter tourism in the country.
He said the two-day event highlights the country’s rich tourism potential offshore and huge crowds including locals, tourists, and adventure seekers are attending the festival.
The festival included competitions of ice hockey, ice-skating, paragliding, indigenous games, and a free-lancing seminar and talks on climate change, climate actions eco-system, biodiversity, and wildlife. Traditional food and cultural stalls have also been set up during the event.
The Winter Festival every year welcomes local and international tourists coming to Gilgit-Baltistan to enjoy activities throughout the festival. APP

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.