Pakistan polo festival frays tribal ties

Anger erupts at Shandur polo festival after grudge match between rival tribes ends with an tied score.

The Shandur polo festival is one of the few major public sporting events still held in Pakistan. Shandur Top, at 3,700 metres above sea level, is the highest polo ground in the world.

Thousands of people from across Pakistan and around the globe attend the three-day festival every year. The deteriorating security situation has put an end to most other international competitions in the country.

While the competition is usually peaceful, this year things got out of hand in a game between two tribes involved in a territorial feud

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Ghizar in Northern Pakistan.

Source: Al Jazeera