First-ever paragliding activity held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

NOWSHERA: The Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakht­un­khwa (TCKP) organised a paragliding activity in Misri Banda Akora Khattak on Sunday.

This was the first-ever paragliding activity for general public in the province. Twenty people, inclu­ding women, took part in the activity.

Considered a competitive adventure sport, paragliding is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world.

Intending participants attended a ground paragliding training session at the Hayatabad Sports Complex in Peshawar on Saturday.

Both men and women took part in the event
The training session was conducted by professional flight instructors.

Talking to reporters on Sunday, the provincial secretary for tourism said that the TCKP wanted to encourage people, especially youngsters, to participate in such recreational activities.

He said the department had made arrangements for a safe and enjoyable paragliding event.

The TCKP would organise four more sessions for general public on Nov 19-20, Dec 3-4, Dec 16-17 and Dec 30-31.

Benazir, the first female paraglider belonging to the KP, is seen in action on Sunday.­—APP
Benazir, the first female paraglider belonging to the KP, is seen in action on Sunday.­—APP
The registration fee for the activity is Rs3,000 per participant (with two solo flights).

The participants will also be provided transportation, food, first aid kit and some other facilities during the events.

The registration form for the next sessions is available on the TCKP’s website.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2016