prepare for 'Chilum Jusht'
Chitral-- The Kalash tribe living in the three valleys of
Chitral also called Kafristan (land of the pagans) by many, are
all set to celebrate their spring festival called 'Chilum Jusht'
or 'Joshi' .from 14-16 may.
This year they have additional reason to
celebrate as their friend and helper Athanasis the Greek social
worker , was released by his captors some times ago. Many
tourists both local and foreign are expected to witness the
festival which will climax at Bumburet the larger of the three
valleys, on 16 May.
Jonny Bealby a regular British tour operator
to Chitral since many years told this scribe that he
misses no chance to visit Chitral which he likes it a lot for so
many reasons .--(GH Farooqi,11 May 2010.Photo from the net).
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