16th Cholistan Jeep Rally 2021 | Sahibzada Sultan Wins The Crown, Nadir Magsi Stands 2nd
BAHWALPUR: Sahibzada Sultan has won the 16th Cholistan Jeep Rally. Mir Nadir Magsi remained on second position while Jaffar Imran got third position. A large number of spectators were present at the starting point of the race. The Cholistan Desert Rally 2021 was kicked off on Friday, February 12 at Derawar Fort in the Cholistan area.
Board of Directors of Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab Dr Soahial Zafar Cheema and Managing Director TDCP Tanveer Jabbar flagged off the vehicles of prepared category race. As many as 43 vehicles are participating in the prepared category.
TDCP, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Cholistan Development Authority have set up various stalls on the site of the rally. A food street was also the part of the event.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar skilfully drove a car on the track of Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally 2021. Other participants in the rally lauded the driving skills of the chief minister, said a handout issued here on Sunday.
The CM said that he really enjoyed driving on the track, adding that he wanted to participate in the competition.
He said the Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally had become a mega event of Pakistan. In future, international drivers would also be invited to the rally. He said that the Cholistan Desert Rally was not only promoting tourism but also helping restore the soft image of Pakistan.
The CM congratulated the administration and the departments concerned for successfully holding the Jeep Rally. He termed the public interest in the event a good omen.
Sardar Usman Buzdar said that potential in tourism can be used for strengthening the economy. In a statement issued here on Sunday, February 14, the CM said that tourism sector would be promoted by ensuring basic amenities in far-flung areas like Marri, Koh-e-Suleman and Cholistan.
The promotion of tourism would create employment opportunities for local people, he said. He mentioned that in order to provide water in these remote areas, construction of underground storage water tanks would be considered.
The government was paying special attention on the development of backward areas, adding that now no area would be deprived of development. Composite development of all the backward areas of Punjab was the goal of PTI government, he maintained.