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PAMIR FESTIVAL 2008, Sarhad-e-Broghil PM00000020000005131 7, 2008

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By Mehmoob Aziz

The second annual Pamir Festival will take place at Sarhad-e-Broghil, in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghan Badakhshan on Tues, 12th and Wed, 13th August, 2008

The festival is organised by the people of the Wakhan with the assistance of the Wakhan Tourism Office based in Ishkashim, Badakhshan. It’s a chance for the people of this little known area to gather to celebrate their own culture and to welcome tourists and other visitors who are interested in finding out more about the region.

The Wakhan Tourism Office was established by the Aga Khan Foundation to develop appropriate tourism in the Wakhan. It has two main objectives — to bring a much needed new source of income so that local people don’t have to live in poverty; and to try to ensure that local people remain in control of tourism and other development as the region inevitably opens up to the world. The Office has helped local people to set up simple guesthouses and given them training in basic tourism services. It has also trained a number of mountain and tour guides.

More Detail: http://www.wakhan.org/

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