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Three days Mango Festival kicks off at Centaurus

DNA 03-13

ISLAMABAD, AUG 03 (DNA) – A three days Mango Festival was organized under the arrangements of Sardar Group of Companies at The Centaurus Mall Islamabad where stalls of different breed of mangoes were displayed.

Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Atadjan Movlamov, Secretary Narcotics Arif Nawaz Khan, Senior Vice President PGCL, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, Executive Director Higher Education Dr. Arshad Ali and Vice Chancellor MNS Agriculture University Multan, Dr. Asif Ali were also present at the time of Inauguration.

ISLAMABAD, AUG 03:  Visitors taking interest in different breed of mangoes at a stall on the occasion of three days Mango Festival at The Centaurus.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, AUG 03: Visitors taking interest in different breed of mangoes at a stall on the occasion of three days Mango Festival at The Centaurus.=DNA PHOTO

The festival was also attended by agricultural experts, mango growers and representatives of cultivators organizations from all over the country.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and P&D Punjab, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan played a pivotal role in planning, organizing and executing the Three days Mango Festival.

This show was organized under the collaboration of the Management of the Centaurus, Inter University Consortium, MNS Agriculture University Multan and 7 Oceans association.

ISLAMABAD, AUG 03:  Visitors taking interest in different breed of mangoes at a stall on the occasion of three days Mango Festival at The Centaurus.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, AUG 03: Visitors taking interest in different breed of mangoes at a stall on the occasion of three days Mango Festival at The Centaurus.=DNA PHOTO

The basic aim of organizing this exhibition at the pioneer Mall of Islamabad The Centaurus was not only to highlight the importance of Pakistani Mangoes but also to increase and enhance it s export and this exhibition will play an important role in enhancing the productivity of mangoes.

Pakistan is the fourth largest producer of mangoes and shares 8% of the production of the mangoes. The total under cultivation area for mangoes in Pakistan in 170 million hectors. At present, there are multiple breeds of mangoes in Pakistan out of which 9 are registered.

The famous types of mangoes are Chaunsa, Sindhri, Anwar ratore, and Langra which have no match in taste in the entire world.

Moreover, government of Punjab has taken multiple steps in the field of agriculture which would ensure more production of mangoes and revenue generation and in this all role of Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan can never be undermined and shall be remembered as an initiator.

In a very short duration of care taker government, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has initiated revolutionary steps for the development of agricultural field, continuation of which shall pay an important role in the country’s development.

Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khanhas also donated a sum of Rs 2 Crores in personal capacity to MNS Agriculture University Multan which is a very noble step and no such precedence exists.

His this deed will act as a beacon and source of inspiration for others. The total production of mangoes in year 2015-16 as approximately 17 lacs 5 thousand and 80 tons where as export was 64 thousand and 112 tons.

Last year Pakistani mangoes were exported to many new countries out of which Japan, America, Lebanon, Marakish and South Korea are on the top the list.=DNA

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