GB's winter festivities start with colourful events.

GILGIT -- Winter festivities kicked off across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday with a number of events and festivals across the region.

A three-day Shyok Winter Festival started in Khaplu area of Ghanche district, while a winter fest kicked off in Hunza's Ghulkin village.

The festivals included competitions of traditional tiaku polo, ice hockey, rock climbing and volleyball.

Local artists also played traditional music at the event which also featured stalls of local food, fruit and handicrafts. Musical shows, bonfires and balti cultural shows are also part of the events.

The festivals were attended by huge crowds including locals, tourists and adventure seekers.

Addressing the opening ceremony in Khaplu, CanaAdian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon said her country has been working with local communities in GB and Chitral to...

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