PESHAWAR: A two-day Gabin Jabba Festival would start on Feb 26 to highlight the tourism potential of the Swat valley, said deputy commissioner Junaid Khan on Tuesday.

Gabin Jabba is located approximately 65 kilometres from Mingora on Matta-Sakhra Road with green meadows, thick forests, snow-clad mountains, springs and high peaks.

Gabin Jabba’s elevation is 2,582m (8,471ft).

The deputy commissioner was talking to the mediapersons during a visit to the Saidu Teaching Hospital to inquire after the poet and writer Abdul Rahim Roghani, also known as Roghani Baba.

Pashto International Literary Society chairman Riaz Ahmad Hiran was also present.

Paying tribute to the services of Rahim Roghani for Pashto literature and culture, Mr Junaid said he was a legendary literary figure of the Pashto literature and directed the management of the hospital to extend quality treatment to him.

Mr Roghani is suffering from cardiac disease.

Published in Dawn, February 17th, 2021

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