The four day “Thar and Parkar Festival” in Mithi has started among tight security which features several cultural and sports events such as camel and horse races, musical concert and exhibition of local handmade handicrafts and embroidery.
Sindh Minister for Culture and Tourism Syed Sardar Shah said that such events would greatly help in driving away the ‘ghosts of communal disharmony’ from the area.
Mr Shah said that followers of Sufis would foil nefarious designs of extremists and terrorists, who had struck at the heart of Sindh by unleashing violence at the Qalandar’s shrine, through dancing and singing and urged the general public, members of civil society and media persons to highlight positive aspects of the region to help encourage tourism in the area.
He said the Sindh government had organised the mega event to highlight culture, customs, traditions, hospitality, heritage and other beautiful features of the desert, which still had much to offer despite devastating droughts. It could rightly be called an open museum of nature, he said.