OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Pakistani export of mangoes crossed another mile stone towards the end of season, when for the first time Pakistani mangoes were introduced in Mauritius in an impressive ceremony held at the Municipality of the capital city Port Louis, Minister of Commerce, Mauritius, Lord Mayor of the capital city of Port Louis, Mauritius, President Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the High Commissioner of Pakistan, high government functionaries, leading businessmen, members of the civil society, electronic and print media were present on the occasion. They all showed enthusiasm and were thrilled to see Pakistani mangoes in the Mauritian market. This was made possible after tireless efforts of the commercial section of Pakistan embassy in Mauritius. During the launching ceremony, Syed Fawad Ali Shah, Commercial Secretary of Pakistan, apprised the audience about the love, taste, history, culture, quality, technology and friendship value of Pakistani mangoes. He further highlighted the efforts made to get clearance from government authorities after certain technical hiccups. Before that Mauritius had banned the importation of mangoes from any country of the world, especially India and Pakistan. It is pertinent to note that mangoes from India are still banned by Mauritius whereas Pakistan has been able to get market access. The Minister for Commerce welcomed the long awaited arrival of Pakistani mangoes after clearance by the relevant authorities. He described that Pakistani mango is regarded as fruit from paradise and Pakistan a country in heavens. The Lord Mayor of capital city Port Louis re-called nostalgically his time in Pakistan, when he used to enjoy delicious mangoes of different varieties like Sindhri, Chaunsa and Langra etc. The Pakistan High Commissioner emphasized to further enhance the bi-lateral trade between the two brotherly countries.