The 8th Indus Water Cross Jeep Race 2019 was held at Indus River Swabi Interchange on Motorway M-1 on Sunday. The frontier 4×4 Club, Swabi District Government and the tourism Corporation KPK(TCKP). The activity was held to provide an opportunity of entertainment to the local people and to engage tourists to the scenic spots of the province. According to organizers, more than 100 jeep racers including woman drivers and motorbike riders participated in this race. A rough and tough track of rocks and stones of 17 KM distance was established of the water of Indus River.
In the women category, the Driver from Islamabad Salma Marwat wins 8th Indus water cross rally in Swabi. She is one of the best emerging female rally drivers in Pakistan. She covered the track within 15:38 minutes while Asma Siddiqui took second and covered the distance within 19:44. In A Category A, Baqir Shah took the first position and covered the distance with 12:33 minutes while Tariq Khan and Shehzad Sattar grabbed second and third position respectively.
In Category B, Shakil Barqi clinched the first position which covered the track within 13:44 minutes while Nasir Khan took the second position who completed the track within 13:38. In C category, Iftikhar got the first position which covered the distance with 14:21 minute. Sardar Hassan stood second with 16:36 minutes and Usman got the third position with 25:11 minutes.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and CM adviser Abdul Karim attended the event. NA Speaker Asad Qaiser said that the event showed that peace had been restored and the government wanted to invite people so that they can come and enjoy the scenic spots and various events. Pakistan is a very peaceful country, and tourists can come here to enjoy the beauty of Pakistan. The prizes were given to the winners by the guest of honors.