Pakistani culture showcased at Commonwealth Fair

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LONDON: Beautiful Pakistani stalls at the annual fair of Commonwealth Countries League (CCL), turned out to be a great attraction for the visitors. The stalls showcased Pakistan’s cultural richness and diversity through traditional handicrafts, clothes, souvenirs and exotic cuisine. Pakistani cuisine, especially, the rice dish ‘Biryani’, with its exquisite taste, aroma and presentation, was a culinary delight for the food lovers.

Spouse of Deputy High Commissioner, Mrs Asifa Ayub, along with the ladies of the High Commission introduced the visitors to the beautiful handicrafts made by the Pakistani women.

Popular national songs of Pakistan were also played on the occasion which were thoroughly enjoyed by the visitors.

Speaking on the occasion, Begum Deputy High Commissioner said that the CCL fair is held annually and Pakistan High Commission regularly participates in it. She said that the proceeds of the Pakistani stalls are donated to the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF). The Fund equips the disadvantaged girls with education to bring about positive change in the society, she added.

Deputy High Commissioner, Muhammad Ayub also visited the Pakistani stalls and appreciated the efforts of the ladies of the High Commission for actively promoting Pakistan’s culture and traditional products through participation in international fairs.

The Fair was held at Kensington Town Hall, London on 10 November 2018. The occasion provides the visitors with a great experience of cultures of the Commonwealth countries.