SUKKUR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th August, 2016) : An International Date Palm Festival and Semianr 2016 to be held from August 22-23 at the Sachal Sarmast Auditorium Khairpur. The former Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and MNA Dr Nafeesa Shah will jointly inaugurate the event, said focal person of the festival, Additional Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Riaz Wassan on Thursday. He said that the event comprises exhibition and seminars where a large number of date suppliers, growers and companies dealing with date processing will gather to share ideas and cooperate with each other.
Talking to APP, ADC Wassan said that date was among the largest commercial fruit produced by Sindh. The province contributed around 50% of total dates production in Pakistan of which Khairpur has a share of around 90%, he added. The objective behind participation is to promote district`s dates and attract importers, he said adding that growers, participating in the event, will interact with international players in the business. To a question, he said the exhibition will also help participants to understand dynamics of international trade of dates, its international value and potential in terms of exports.