ARCHERY: THE FLIGHT OF GASHASH

ARCHERY: THE FLIGHT OF GASHASH

Media Category: Print
Media Organization: Daily Dawn, The News on Sunday
By: Zafar Ahmed Khan

This story I about the traditional Pashtun Archery called GASHASH introduced by Yousafzai tribe in 1879 and first time played in Swabi. Pashtuns sport is losing its identity but in Karachi and some Parts of KPK people still playing this traditional archery and trying to transfer this traditional sports to young generation. I have discuss how they prepare the tools of archery, how it is different from international archery.

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Makha, a traditional form of Pashtun archery, would have remained confined to the remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had it not been for migrating Pashtuns, who took the sport to other parts of the country, and even the world. Besides the Pashtun community, they have now also been joined by rickshaw drivers, labourers, industrial workers and shopkeepers of other ethnicities who enjoy taking part in Makha.

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