Foreigners tourists approaching scenic valleys of Kalsh to attend Joshi festival.
CHITRAL: To enjoy and enthralled from colorful events during three days Annual seasonal cum religious Festival Chelum Josht of alash community which would be celebrated from May 14 to 16 in simultaneously in three valleys of Kalash Birir, Rumboor and Bumborate a large number of foreign tourists including foreign media person approaching Chitral and these three valleys. Talking to this scribe Mr. Jonny Bealby of Wild Frontiers from United Kingdom said that he running trips to Pakistan for the last 12 years. More than a dozen of foreign tourists were accompanied by him in this trip who will visit three valleys of Kalash to enjoy these colorful events during the Joshi festival. Jonny Bealby said that most of foreign tourists like Chitral due to the most peaceful one and there is no problem for any foreigner. He said that all of his group will stay in Chitral and then will approach the scenic valleys of Kalash to attend annual festival of Kalash community Chelum Josht. A female tourist from London told this scribe that she like Chitral very much because they feel here just her home environment and being its peaceful situation they feel no thread here. She said black propaganda in some western media regarding terrorism in Pakistan is totally termed down (wrong) because there is nothing here in Chitral and they easily visiting here without any security Guard. She said that a large number of her other Europeans friends are likely to visit Chitral and to attend Joshi festival. It is worth to mention here that Kalash community celebrating Chelum Josht festival with great enthusiasm this year because of recovery of their benefactor Greek social worker Athanasious.
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