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News Headline: Margalla festival 2017 starts from Feb 8
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Islamabad: January 23, 2017. Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have announced the schedule of Margalla festival, 2017. The festival will commence on 8th February and its different sports and cultural colorful programs would be concluded on 18th April, 2017. On the directions of Mayor Islamabad and Chairman, CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz, Sports and Culture Directorate of MCI has announced a series of different sports and cultural activities which would be held at different sports grounds to provide quality entertainment and recreational facilities to the residents of the city.

The festival would commence on February 08, 2017 with Chairman CDA Badminton Tournament which would be held at Rodham Hall of Pakistan Sports Complex. This Badminton Tournament will be concluded on February 12, 2017. Net Ball Tournament would be organized on February 11 & 12, 2017 at Hamidi Hall. First Mayor Cup Hockey Tournament would be organized on Naseer Bundah Hockey Stadium in collaboration with Pakistan Hockey Federation from February 12, 2017 to February 18, 2017. In order to involve residents of different sectors of Islamabad in the festival, inter sector Cricket Tournament has also been planned which would start on February 18, 2017 and conclude on March 19, 2017. Similarly Mayor Cup Football Tournament will be organized from February 18, 2017 and would be concluded on March 23, 2017. Sand Volley Ball Tournament would be organized on February 24-25, 2017 at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. Inter School Basket Ball Tournament would be also organized under the umbrella of Margalla Festival, 2017 at Hamidi Hall. Inter Club Tape Ball Cricket Tournament would be organized from March 18-25, 2017 at G-9 and F-9 Cricket Grounds while Inter College Girls Volley Ball Tournament will be organized on March 18 – 19, 2017 at Hamidi Hall. For the first time new sports competitions have also been made part of Margalla Festival which include Footsal Tournament, Swimming Competition and Cycle Race while Auto Car Vantage Car Show would be held at Lack View Park on March 04, 2017 as part of Margalla Festival, 2017.

The Cultural activities which would be organized as part of Margalla Festival 2017 includes Sufi Night on January 28, 2017 at Open Air Theatre, Shakarparian, Qawali Night on February 9, 2017 at Open Air Theatre, Pakistan Family Festival from 6th to 15th February, 2017 at Arts and Craft Village, Bhangra Night on February 14, 2017 at Open Air Theatre, Ghazal Night on February 18, 2017 at Open Air Theatre, Craft and Painting Exhibition on February 6, 2017 at Arts and Craft Village, Cultural Night on March 11, 2017 at Open Air Theatre, Musical Night on March 25, 2017 at Open Air Theatre and International Cultural Show on April 8, 2017 at Pak-China Friendship Centre while Mazaiha Mushaira on April 10, 2017 and a Literary Evening with Legends would be organized on April 18, 2017 at Pak-China Friendship Centre.
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