PESHAWAR - The spectacular water sports and adventure tourism gala concluded at the scenic tourist resort of Khanpur Lake on Saturday amid great fun and enthusiasm with hundreds and thousands of spectators turning up.

Organized by the Tourism Corporation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the festival titled as “Beat the Waves” was aimed at providing youth with an opportunity of entertainment and engaging them in healthy activities.

As many as 18 different events, including jetski, vek tube, family boating, zip-lining, shooting archery, volleyball, treasure hunt, instrumental music, rabab mangy, individual boating, hiking and trekking, bonfire, tug-of-war, cuisines and a lot more are features of the gala.

The youth from across the country, particularly Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa turned up and enjoy.

Besides other facilities, the TCKP has also arranged transportation facility for the participants and visitors from Peshawar to Khanpur Lake.

The vehicles took the tourist from information centre located on the premises of Peshawar Museum and return from Khanpur after the end of the event.

In-charge Marketing and Media Hassina Shaukat said that efforts were being made to revive culture, sports, and tourism in every nook and corner of the province.

She said that the TCKP was interested to attract the private sector to join the government efforts for the promotion of tourism in the province.

She said that the upcoming gala was a good example of public and private partnership, where both were organizing 18 water sports and adventure tourism events for the youth.

The official added that the gala would send a positive message to the outer world that peace had been restored and sports and tourism activities were being organized everywhere in the province.