Islamabad, May 08, 2023 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Embassy in Washington has organized an exhibition of Elegance and beauty of Pakistani culture under Passport DC’s annual “Around the Embassy Tour” program. Through world-acclaimed ‘Pakistani Truck art’, traditional clothes, precious gems, art and artifacts, furniture, rugs and carpets and delectable cuisine left the visitors with an unforgettable experience.
Over three thousand visitors including US citizens, Pak-American community, diplomatic corps, officials, think-tank community, non-governmental bodies and media persons thronged the Embassy and appreciated the richness and diversity of Pakistani culture.
Various corners of jam-packed ground floor and the Jamshed Marker Hall of the Embassy exhibited soft power of the country and remained center of attraction of the visitor in the back drop of instrumental Pakistani music.
The stalls included traditional and non-traditional stitched and unstitched designer clothes and bridal dresses, gems and jewellery, hand-knotted rugs and carpets, Chinioti furniture, artifacts and paintings, music instruments, footwear (Peshawari Chappal) and different spices that are known for adding unique taste and aroma to Pakistani cuisine. IT sector was also on display reflecting immense youth potential of the country in providing innovative digital IT solutions to the expanding businesses across the globe. ‘Food Taste Corner’ and the ‘Tea Stall’ with its mesmerizing aroma attracted residents of Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and the adjoining states.
Truck Art of Pakistan, painted over a ‘Rickshaw’ and a Scooter, enthralled the visitors with ‘selfies’ and ‘stories.’
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan thanked visitors for enthusiastic participation. He visited different stalls and introduced Pakistani specialties to visitors. Witnessing huge interest of the visitors in knowing Pakistan and its culture, the Ambassador highlighted salient features of the country that make Pakistan an ideal destination for economic activity, investment as well as tourism.
Terming it a ‘fabulous experience’, visitors observed that fascinating cultural beauty of Pakistan has stimulated their aspiration to visit the country and enrich their experience even further.
For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan