Ko Polo Game in Baltistan Pakistan

What is Ko Polo?

Ko Polo is a game which is played in Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan. It literally means "game of leather ball". Ko is derived from Balti language "KOA", and KOA means leather. So literally it means ball made of leather.  

Ko Polo is played like hockey, but the rules are different and flexible. Hockey sticks are used but there is no hard rule like hockey. Not only hockey stick but the whole body can be used to snatch the ball and the players can use body power to smash the other players. 

Though it is played during whole summer, during May Fang festival it is organized at the regional level. 

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