Mango festival starts

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APP34-08 MULTAN: July 08 - Provincial Minister for Agriculture Naeem Akhtar Bhabha introducing the verity of mangoes to Ambassador Nepal, Sewa Lamsal Adhikari and Indonesia Ambassador lwan Suyudhie Amn during the opening ceremony of three days Mango Festival organized by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) in collaboration with District Government at a local club. APP photo by GM Kashif

MULTAN, July 8 (APP): Provincial Minister for Agriculture Muhammad Naeem Khan Bhaba inaugurated a three-day mango festival here on Saturday.
The festival has been arranged by the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, the district government and Mango Research Institute jointly at Noor Marriage Club Tariq, Road.
In the inauguration ceremony, Ambassadors of Nepal Sewa Lamsal Adhikari and Indonesia Iwan Suyudie Amri also participated in the the event.
Addressing the ceremony, the minister appreciated the event and said it would surely help promote mangoes in international markets. He added that Pakistan produced quality fruits, vegetables besides cotton crop.
There was need to enhance export of these commodities
at international level,he said and added he had visited
Uzbekistan to explore new markets for mangoes.
He said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had
instructed him to explore new markets of mangoes
in Uzbekistan.
About mangoes, he said the Punjab government was spending
Rs 222 million to control diseases and improve quality of the
fruit.
The minister also vowed to organize such event in
Islamabad in order to invite more ambassadors so that
the maximum introduction of mangoes could be made.
On this occasion, MPAs Rana Mehmoodul Hassan, Shoukat
Bosan, Ehsanuddin Qureshi, VC Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of
Agriculture Dr Asif and others were also present.