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January 1970

Telenor Shandur Polo Festival 2009 Kicks Off

Islamabad, July 07, 2009: Telenor Pakistan, the largest cellular network of the Northern Areas is sponsoring, for the third time in a row, the renowned Shandur Polo Festival 2009 being held on 7th- 9th July, 2009. More than 18,000 local and international visitors are expected to witness the festival.

Emphasizing the importance of the event Regional Director North Telenor Pakistan Faisal Khan Sadozai said, We have a special affiliation towards the Northern Areas of Pakistan, as Telenor Pakistan is the largest service provider in the region. We feel that our partnership for Shandur Polo Festival is natural considering the passion and excellence that the Shandur Polo Festival represents.

The three day polo tournament, is being organized by Gilgit and Chitral Polo Clubs, the local administration and Telenor Pakistan. It will be played on top of Shandur Pass on the border of Gilgit and Chitral, around 3,700 meters above sea level. The event marks the annual rivalry between the polo teams of the two cities. Supporters of both sides travel long distances from the remote parts of the region, to watch the thrilling game. Like previous year, this years festival will also offer Tug-of-war, Para-Gliding, Motorized Gliding and folk dances along with a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the people of this region.

Telenor Pakistan has made special arrangements for capacity enhancement in the region by installation of Cell on Wheels (COW) during Shandur Polo Festival. This will help accommodate the increased cellular traffic and ensure uninterrupted communications during the festival. Telenor Pakistan is the only service provider offering services at the heights of Shandur.

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