Mango Festival kicks off at The Centaurus in Islamabad

A three-day mango festival kicked off in Islamabad, displaying different varieties of high-quality mangoes

A three-day Mango Festival kicked off in Islamabad at The Centaurus Mall Islamabad where stalls of different varieties of mangoes were displayed. The festival will remain open from 3 – 5 August.

The festival, organized under the auspices of Sardar Group of Companies, was inaugurated by Caretaker Punjab Minister for Agriculture Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan.

The mega event was attended by 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.

The food fest has been organized by the Punjab Ministry for Agriculture, in collaboration with some management of The Centaurus, inter-university consortium, MNS Agriculture University Multan and 7ocean association. At present, there are multiple types of mangoes in Pakistan out of which nine are registered.

Different stalls have been set up in the multi-storey plaza, where different breeds of mangoes have been displayed to attract visitors. The famous types of mangoes are Chaunsa, Sindhri, Anwar Ratore, and Langra which have no match in taste in the entire world.

“The aim of organizing this exhibition was not only to highlight the importance of Pakistani mangoes but also to increase and enhance its export and this exhibition will play an important role in enhancing the productivity of mangoes” said Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, Chief Executive Officer Centaurus.

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 varieties of mangoes in Pakistan out of which 9 are registered.

Salma Khan
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