MUZZAFARGRAH: The mega tourism event, the 5th Thal Desert Jeep Rally 2020 organized by Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab(TDCP) concluded successfully.
Veteran off-road racer Sahibzada Sultan emerged victorious in the 5th Thal Desert Jeep Rally on Sunday, November 22.
He won the Category A race after completing the 105-kilometre distance in an hour, six minutes and 14 seconds.
This time, Mir Nadir Magsi and Roni Patel were not participating in the race due to coronavirus.
Asif Fazal Chaudhary and Faisal Khan Shadikhel finished at second and third positions respectively with their respective times of 1:07:06 and 1:07:56.
In B category, Muhammad Bilal Ashiq remained first, Muhammad Owais Khawani second and Asad Khan Shadikhel third.
In Stock category Female, Salma Khan Marwat remained first, Rakhshanda Jabeen second and Tashna Patel stood third.
Talking to the media, Salma Khan said it was a great moment for them as last year two women had participated, while the number was half a dozen this time.
Ibrahim Shah hailing from Islamabad won the motorbike race which was included for the first time in 5th Thal Desert jeep Rally where 7.5-kilometer distance was kept for six motorbike racers.
The prize distribution ceremony was held at Faisal Stadium Muzzafargarh. The ceremony was attended by Racers Co Racers, Media and social circles. Mr. Asif Mehmood Advisor to Chief Minister for Tourism and PHAs was the chief Guest.
TDCP was thankful Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan Federal Minister for Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and Muhammad Raza Hussain Bukhari, MPA and Parliamentary Secretary, Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife for gracing the mega Event.
The Advisor to CM thanks Chief Minister, Secretary Tourism and District Government Muzzafargarh for their support and cooperation for organizing Event.
He further thanked to Media, senior Racers, Female Racers, MD TDCP and his team and sponsors for organizing this event in a befitting manner.
All winning participants were awarded cash prizes and shields. The awards were distributed by Federal Minister, Advisor to CM and MPA.