PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP), the Frontier 4×4 Club and the Swabi district government are jointly organizing the 8th Indus Water Cross Jeep Race 2019 at Indus River at Hund point near Swabi Interchange on Motorway M-1 on January 13.
The event is aimed at providing an opportunity of entertainment to the local people and highlighting the tourism potential in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to lure more tourists to the scenic spots of the province.
The Senior Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, who also has the portfolio of Sports, Tourism, Museums, Archaeology, Culture and Youth Affairs with be Chief Guest on the occasion.
The Provincial Minister for Local Government & Rural Development Shahram Tarakai, Swabi Deputy Commissioner Salman Lodhi, Frontier 4×4 Club President Babar Khan and others would attend the event as well.
All the racers would try their level best to cross the tough water track in the shortest possible time but a few would be lucky enough to win the race.
According to organizers, over 100 jeep racers including women drivers, and motorbike riders will participating in the spectacular race this year.
A tough and rough track of stones and rocks of 17 kilometers distance has been established over the waters of mighty Indus River for the jeep racers.
The organizers said that valiant drivers would test their skills and talents at the game of power and force of four wheelers to cross the gushing waters of Indus River
They said that a number of steps were being taken to revive and explore the potential of archaeological, religious, heritage and adventure tourism in every nook and corner of the province.
They said that the department was working on different strategies to further explore and exploit these potential for the wellbeing of the local people and attract more tourists to the scenic resorts of the province.
The event has now become a regular feature as the TCKP in collaboration with the Frontier 4 X 4 Club is organizing the thrilling jeep race on the waters of Indus River every year.
The TCKP has earlier also conducted the first-ever paragliding and rafting activities, train safari tours for families, City tours, zip-lining, water sports at Khanpur Lake and many other activities in the province successfully.