SIBI: Historic and traditional annual Sibi Mela got underway at Sibi Stadium here Thursday. Commissioner Naseerabad Shaharyar Sultan was the Chief guest.
Senior officers, large number of tribal elders and people attended inaugural ceremony. Flower petals were showered on the guests upon arrival.
Chief Guest Commissioner Naseerabad in the address said that Sibi mela is of great significance and historical event. It carries great importance in provincial culture. People not only from Balochistan also from different parts of the country attend this mela.
He said he was representing Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad and Commander southern Command.
He said Sibi is well known in the world owing to its culture. He said soon Sibi-Rakhni road would be completed which would usher in new era of development. Besides 50 bedded hospitals in Dera Bugti and Sui would start work this year. He said on completion of PC1 by the administration work on Chakar Domki Stadium and Sports complex project would be undertaken.
In his address of welcome Deputy Commissioner Sibi said Mela was first held during 1496 by Sardar Chakar Khan Rind. It is organized by Balochistan Government in befitting manner every year. It would also help end hatred in the province.
Mela would continue till Feb 25.