PESHAWAR: The two-day thrilling Snow Cross Jeep Rally concluded at the snow-capped mountains of scenic Naran valley on Monday.
The Frontier 4x4 Club, Mansehra district government,Mountain Dew and Pak Wheels had jointly organised the event to provide the people an opportunity of entertainment and adventure tourism.
Mansehra Deputy Commissioner Ziaul Haq was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. Frontier 4x4 Club President Babar Khan and others were present on the occasion.
Over 50 jeeps from across the country participated in the spectacular race.
The racers had arrived in Naran on December 29 where a three kilometers long snow track had been made for the rally.
In category A, Nasir Khan won the race after he coveredthe three kilometers snow track within 3:35 minutes, while Khalid Khan andRahat Khan stood second and third, respectively.
Similarly, in category B, Ali Bangash covered the trackin 4:21 minutes and clinched first position. Daud Shah stood second with 4:31minutes while Mansoor Orakzai grabbed third position with a time of 4:32 minutes .
Dr Samad got first position after he covered the snow track within 4:21 minutes, while Nauman Akram clinched second slot with 4:30minutes and Behroz Khanzada stood third with 4:35 minutes in category C.
In category D, Ahmad Shah clinched first position as he covered the track in 4:01 minutes. Iftikhar Zarin stood second with 4:26minutes and Sohail Khan grabbed third position with 4:30 minutes.
The chief guest later gave away shields and prizes to the winners.
The rally was meant to provide a platform to the young and budding enthusiasts in the country who want to have a terrain similar to those found in the European region.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2019.