A bull racing competition took place in the Khunda village of Attock on Sunday. PHOTO: RASHID ALI/ EXPRESS
A bull racing competition was held in Attock on November 12.
Thanks ET for highlighting this. It is a great sports of North Punjab and credit goes to Malik Muhammad Atta who really owned this sports for years. Also i really appreciate him that he preserved the Unique cow of Potohar Punjab known as Dhanni Cattle also employed racing as well that will go into extinction from the world without his efforts.
Kindly someday do write some article for Malik Atta who is really working hard to preserve culture and sports in Upper Punjab. Recommend
Welldone Malik sahab your efforts are really exceptional in trure manner by promoting cultural sports like such an event. By preserving such a vintage sport till now is a great honor for all Pakistanis. I am a trure well wisher of such fantastics cultural events and give slam to all those people who are working for preserving cultural heritages.
I second Mr. Khurram. Work done by Malik Muhammad Atta is really commendable. National print and electronic media should praise his efforts. He is single-handedly trying to preserve our culture. Last year I had an opportunity to visit India for a national cultural festival which included competitions like bull racing. It was a very good experience for foreigners like me and my team members. We should also celebrate our cultural values and them promote them internationally. It would help us gain much needed ‘soft image’ of our country.
Dhanni breed is made for Drag races.
Did anyone hear about cruelty to animals.
@Sayana. kaan: Kindly dont comment when you dont know anything. Animals are well kept before and after the event. Dhanni Breed is known for Stamina and in the past it was a prime source of transportation and for water wells. They naturally are built for purpose of towing weights and they have a unique bone structure. Just visit Ireland , Scotland, Norwary, NewZealand and Australia and these events are held there as well. These animals are well kept and you can see in the pictures as well.
From Dhanni another breed of cattle have been evolved and that is known as Sahiwal Cattle. Australia have imported that cow and just search for Australian Friesian Sahiwal. and it is new breed developed from Sahiwal cattle in Australia and it is a prized possession and interestingely this cow is well known in Australia that originated from Pakistan but nobody in Pakistan know about this.
I dont know if ET allows links to add here. But here are two Wiki Links to get more information for its derived version of cows.
Had been passing through Khunda for years but never knew such events happen here. Will love to see.
Its really a pleasure to see our folk segments here. Great work ET. I also agree with Mr. Khurram. Well answered.
Hats off to Nawab Malik Ata for his great work.
I appreciate the great work done by Nawab Malik Ata Muhammad Khan.He is the real guardian our great culture and its traditions.I agree he is the only man who has kept our great culture and its traditions alive.Govt should give him the highest civil medal of Pakistan as his efforts are great.He is representing Pakistan along with his friends in International Tent Pegging Championships every year regularly and he manages and bears the expenditures of that tours himself.Govt donot help them any way.I salute him.May he live a long and healthy life ….Aameen
Malik Ata Sahab is the pride of Pakistan.He is the man who has preserved the great culture and its traditions alive.Govt should give him the highest civil award of Pakistan.He has introduced Pakistan in the World of Tent Pegging.He individually participates in World Tent Pegging Events since 70s.Officially he is representing Pakistan in World Tent pegging Championships along with his friends every year egularly since 80s.They manage and bears their expenditures themselves.Govt donot help them in any way..People around the world feel honour to invite Malik Sahab in their local tent pegging events.May he live a long and healthy life…Aameen
Nawab Malik Atta is an exceptional personality worldwide unique in
His achivements for keeping up the traditions of his area and a
Great love for horses which we share. He came to Paris to encourage the Lahore Polo Team playing in the Paris Polo Club . On one occasion I had the chance to visit his village and have luncheon at the White House and as usually we discussed Horses and the Racing Industry. I hope to be able to visit one of these days again to admire the great work he is keeping up !
Nawab Malik Atta is an exceptional personality worldwide respected for keeping
The great traditions of Pakistan and his love for horses ! Only loving animals can you
Achieve what he is showing with horses. I met him several years back in Paris where
He encouraged the Lahore Polo Team playing a match and on one of my journeys
To Pakistan I have visited his village and could admire his
Horses ! PakIstan can be proud of this exceptional great personality!!
Thank you for a great article .
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