TDCP announced the date of Pakistan's biggest motor sports event, 13th Cholistan Desert Rally to be held on 15th Feb till 18th Feb.

The arrangements of rally are completed and this year the participation of other countries will be expected and also Pakistani women drivers also taking part in the rally, said Chairman Task Force Cholistan, Saud Majeed.

Occupying the far south of Punjab, Cholistan desert is the most picturesque desert in Pakistan. Cholistan, locally known as  “Rohi” (a land of rolling sand dunes) is a continuation of the Thar desert in Sindh. Cholistan desert is about 483 km long and 64 to 290 km wide. Out of the total area 16000 Sq Km is purely desert.

The Cholistan Desert Rally event started during the year 2005 with a view to promote Southern Punjab as a winter tourist destination and to promote motor sports in Pakistan as well. The rally is going to be a four day event in which renowned drivers from all over Pakistan are participating.

The rally route has been extended to more than 450kms in Cholistan Desert covering three districts including Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan, and also major forts of the desert (Dingarh Fort, Islamgarh Fort, Marrot Fort, Nawakot Fort, Moujgarh Fort, Mirgarh Fort and Jamgarh Fort).

A large number of tourists are expected to visit Cholistan during the rally.