The Chinese Consul General in Karachi, Mr. Li Bijian has said that Thar had a great investment potential that would not only change Pakistan but would surely change the entire world for its rich natural resources and the hardworking and peaceful people.. He was addressing a huge gathering at a three-Day Colors of Thar Festival which started here on Friday.
The festival organized by the District Administration in collaboration with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Thar Foundation, Hubco, Sino Sindh Resources, Shanghai Electric and some other organizations under the aegis of “Thar will change Pakistan” On the very first of the colorful festival, various events were organized to entertain several hundred participants, who had thronged the town to witness the mega various programs of the event.
The Chinese Consul General Mr. Li Bijian , who attended some sessions of the festival, speaking on the occasion said that Thar would change Pakistan and Pakistan would surely change the entire wold for its rich natural resources a hardworking and peaceful people. ” Under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Projects (EPEC), he said we have successfully completed phase one and now entering the second phase. He said mining and power projects in Thar were moving very smoothly and had created thousands of job opportunities for the local people. “Thar is a beautiful place, and it has tremendous investment potential in all spheres. Let us work together to make Thar more beautiful and much developed,” said Li http://Bijian.Mr Li said that Pakistan and China had always had a great bond of friendship and the projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor had laid already the strong foundations of prosperity and progress for both the great nations of the world. He said that Chinese people were busy with the mega projects and they all wanted prosperous, strong and stable Pakistan. He said that he was very glad to see the beautiful culture and customs of Thar desert during the festival and said that there was still need to further promote such rich culture by organizing such events. ” I am very happy to be among few during this beautiful colourful event” he added and said that people of China also loved such culture and traditions” He said and added that the coal reserves in Thar and the subsequent power generation would also change the density of the people of Thar.
Dr Mahesh Kumar Malani along with MPA Qsim Siraj Soomro, MPA Faqeer Mohammad Bilalani, DC Tharparkar Mohammad Nawaz Soho and with the officials of the sponsors of the mega festival infuriated the colour cultural festival. Dr Malani speaking to the media persons during his visits to different stalls highly lauded the efforts of the organizers of the mega event and said that such events with very activities would to not only promote and project the culture, traditions, music,art and other various other aspects of the desert district but also to inculcate trends of the competition especially among the students of the district. We are trying our best to give exposure to the talent of Thar and an opportunity to people from other regions to come and see the various other hidden aspects, he said.. Dr Malani added that it was beyond any doubt that Thar was all set to change Pakistan but added that it was also the time to overhaul the infrastructure of the entire desert district by providing all basic amenities of life to all the desert dwellers.
He said that it was the dream of late Ms Benazir Bhutto to complete the mega power projects by utilizing the coal reserves of Thar and said PPP government under the dynamic leadership of Bilawal Zardari and the supervision of chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah made it possible much before the stipulated time.” The mission envisaged by PPP leaders has been accomplished by dedicated and highly professionals around us: he added and said that those who put their efforts in such projects needed the respect and big applause from all people. Such events will further bring change, diversity and prove the catalyst for the true change and transformation, he said and added that after the construction of the roads across the district Thar became one of the biggest tourism spots of the province.
Dr Malani said that the friendship of Pakistan and China would pave the way for the proerious Thar and Pakistan and thanked the people from China, who took part in the events of the first day. The PPP MPA Qasim Siraj Sommro said that it was the great achievement of those, who put their resources and energies to organize such event in Mithi to provide enough recreational activities and other cultural performances to participants and gave opportunities to various other organizations to display the true beautiful colours of Thar at their different stalls. ” We must give credit to the efforts of all those, who are at the forefront to bring progress and prosperity in Thar and now are organizing colorful http://events.Mr Soomro highly thanked the Chinese enjoy and other dinatories to participate in the event.
Faqir Sher Mohammad Bilalani said that such events were the need of the hour at the time when the desert district was all set to change Pakistan and the destiny of its people. He said that mining companies like SECMC and its Thar Foundation had achieved the tremendous targets and fulfilled their commitments both to the government to produce power and providing the maximum relief to the people of the Islamkot taluka. DC Tharparkar, Mohammad Nawaz Soho sai said that he and other participants were amazed to see the talent of students and other participants who displaced different feats. Mr Soho thanked all those who had help them organize such events and said that in the coming two days more activities and shows.
Mr Mohsin Babbar of Thar Foundation said that they made an effort to promote and project the culture of Thar by joining hands with district government with a view to show the people around Pakistan and beyond that how Thar was fast transforming and going to change Pakistan by generating coal-fired power to cater to need the need of electricity. He said that their company and Thar Foundation from the very first day had supported each and every healthy activities and initiatives with a view to treat the people of Thar coalfields as the quall partners in their development which was undergoing in a very transparent manner with the consent of the people.
He observed that such events would not only provide the platform to the people from different walks of life to actively participate in a number of the contests and feats and other performances by the jawans of Pakistan Armed Forces, Rangers, students, and the local people of Thar. Mr Babbar thanked all the participants said that they would continue to organize and support such events in future too . The camel and horse races and Malakhra contests were also among the main features during the first day of the festival.