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World’s famous Japanese wrestler Mohammad Hussain Inoki and his team entertained spectators with a fine display of free-style wrestling here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The one-day ‘Inoki’s Wrestling for Peace Festival’ was organised by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department. Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain, sports minister Syed Aqil Shah and a large number of spectators warmly welcomed the Inoki-led wrestlers.

The guests were decorated with traditional Chitrali caps and shawls. Khattak dance, Mehsud dance, horse dance, paragliding and traditional games such as “peto-garam, guli danda” and kabbadi events were also arranged on the occasion.

The foreign guests were welcomed with a big applause and by flying pigeons in the air. The sports minister thanked Mr Inoki and his team for visiting Peshawar and conveying a message of peace to the whole world.

The Japanese guests also went around the city and showed keen interest in the Ghandara artifacts in Peshawar Museum. -Photos by Zahir Shah Sherazi


Comments (7) Closed

ray Dec 07, 2012 10:13pm
when did he accept Islam?
Reality Check Please? Dec 10, 2012 10:00am
Well organised.....great gesture by the Jap!
Waseem Dec 06, 2012 05:31pm
Inoki, with me since my childhood!
skeptic Dec 06, 2012 06:16pm
Well done Sir.
Zain Dec 06, 2012 08:07pm
Great to see the Japanese Wrestler that have come to Pakistan, for the first time. Its an honor for us to host the Japanese team in Pakistan. Long Live Pakistan Japan Friendship.
Faisal Dec 06, 2012 09:54pm
Great stuff!!
Saeed Dec 06, 2012 11:21pm
Great great job both by Inoki and KP tourism dept. people need these kind of fun.