Spirit of Swat: British parachuters attempt world record

Published: July 16, 2011
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The festival is underway in the district of Kabal of Swat under the patronage of Pakistan Army. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The festival is underway in the district of Kabal of Swat under the patronage of Pakistan Army. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Three UK-based parachuters attempted to a world record by jumping off a height of 10,000 feet with a Pakistani flag weighing 100 kilogrammes in the 45-day festival “Spirit of the Swat”, Express News reported Saturday.

The festival is underway in the district of Kabal of Swat under the patronage of Pakistan Army.

Speaking to Express News, one of the parachuters said that he “believed” that they had set the world record of jumping with the “largest” flag.

A total of 12 teams are participating in 15 disciplines of various field and court games, whereas, a marathon is also being organized in the festival by Atheltics Federation of Pakistan (AFOP).

Along with the local athletes of Swat, participants of all 14 affiliated units of AFOP will also take part in the event.

The games are scheduled to conclude on July 23.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • qasim
    Jul 16, 2011 - 5:08PM

    my swat is beutiful

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  • lol
    Jul 16, 2011 - 5:59PM

    at least pakistan will be there in record for some good reason…. Just a sec, these guys were Brits. Pak army guys are too fat eating “Halwa”.

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Jul 16, 2011 - 7:38PM

    Great place to be SWAT

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  • chengez K
    Jul 17, 2011 - 8:51PM

    Express Tribune has become a hotbed of Indians & Americans whose sole purpose is to badmouth Pakistan army.

    In SWAT Pakistan Army achieved operational surprise which according to American Generals is near to impossible in the age of communication.

    Yet there are idiots who keep on following the CIA line of abusing Pakistan armed forces.Some people never learn!!!

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Jul 18, 2011 - 10:41AM

    @chengez K:
    I agree with you!!! Indians and Americans are given special treatment by ET, maybe it is their policy.

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