CM Inaugurates 6th International date palm festival in Khairpur

Shakeel Khan
SUKKUR:
Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday inaugurated the 6th date palm festival at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Bhutto open air theatre, Khairpur.
Commissioner Sukkur Muhammad Abbas Baloch, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Khairpur Munwar Mithiani, PPP leader Nazar Muhammad Gaho and others were also present.
Speaking in the Seminar the occasion, CM Sindh said the Pakistan ranked fourth in date palm production and Khairpur district had been identified as date palm orchards at national and international level.
He said that the support of the commerce ministry would be sought for this festival so that people got awareness about importance of the fruit that could get more space in national and international market.
As many as 40 stalls were set up at the festival where various varieties of date palm fruit, including Aseel, Qarbala’in, Dedhi, Asul, Kurrh, Nakul, Patasho, Pathari, Toto, Khurmo, Ahmed wari, Autaq’in, Jilebi, Misri and others will put on display.
Besides, different articles made from the leaves of date palm tree, including floor mats, brooms, bags and decoration pieces were put on display in the show.
Furthermore, MNA Nafisa Shah would the chief guest at the concluding ceremony on Aug 24 (Today).