BAHAWALPUR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th july,2016) : General Officer Commanding Bahawalpur Major General Amjad Ali Khan Khattak inaugurated a 2-day Dates and Mangoes Carnival 2016 here at Gulzar-e-Sadiq Bahawalpur. General Officer Commanding visited different stalls of dates and mangoes where different varieties were placed for exhibition. He appreciated the efforts of the organizers for organizing the mangoes and dates carnival.
Earlier, DCO Bahawalpur Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahaar in his welcoming remarks said that mangoes and dates carnival 2016 has the joint collaboration of district government Bahawalpur and Pak Army. "Pakistan's mangoes exports earn 5th position while dates exporting places Pakitan at number three internationally", DCO noted. He further said that initiative of value addition of mangoes and dates may serve as a major agent to explore markets for these 2 Pakistani fruit items which may earn a handsome foreign exchange. EDO agriculture Chaudhry Tanveer Ahmad also spoke on the occasion. Later, General Officer Commanding awarded certificates of appreciation to organizers and farmers.