Mukha a traditional and historical sport of Pakhtuns

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Peshawar (I.R.Khan) Mukha traditional Pakhtuns sport

Journalist Imran Rasheed

Jamshed Baloch, Deputy Director Operations, Sports Department,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that Mukha (archery) is a traditional and

historical sport of Pakhtuns, which is played in Mardan, Swabi,

Buner, Haripur and Tor Ghar districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The

Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is taking concrete and

practical steps to keep this ancient sport alive. He expressed these

views on the occasion of award ceremony of the final match

between Mardan District and Swabi in Clay District. District Sports

Officer Swabi Tariq Khan, District Sports Officer Mardan Abzar Khan,

Regional Sports Officer Nematullah Khan, Provincial President

(Archery) Organization Amjad Yousafzai, Rafiq Khan, Provincial

Deputy General Secretary Abel Ustad and other participants

addressed the gathering.

=Mukha final match, Swabi district defeated Mardan by two points

In the final match, there was an interesting match between Swabi

district and Mardan which Swabi won by two points and won the

trophy. Guest of Honor Deputy Director Operation Sports Khyber

Pakhtunkhwa Jamshed Baloch while addressing the function said

that defeat and victory is part of the game, he congratulated both

the teams. He distributed Rs. 20,000 to the winning team of Swabi

district, Rs. 10,000 to the second team of Mardan district, Rs. 10,000

to the man of the match and distributed trophies, shields and

certificates among the players.

=The government is taking interest in promoting traditional sports

On this occasion, he said that the provincial government is taking

practical steps for the promotion of traditional sports, in this regard,

these sports tournaments are being organized in all the districts,

and the provincial government and sports directorates take special

interest in the promotion of these sports. In particular, Mukha

(archery) has been playing an important role in advancing the sport,

so that the sport can be taken forward at the national and

international level. Exhibition matches played in Swabi and Mardan

districts were conducted experimentally so that tournaments could

be organized at the provincial level after testing the performance.

=Assurance of all possible cooperation of Deputy Director Operation Sports KPK

Provincial President Amjad Hussain Yousafzai also demanded from

the provincial government and sports department for Mardan,

Swabi and Buner districts to buy 50, 50 bows and arrows for the

poor athletes and to organize tournaments at provincial level from

the provincial government. I assured all kinds of cooperation. At the

end, the special guest presented a souvenir to the provincial

president Amjad Hussain Yousafzai for organizing the best

tournaments in both the districts.

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