PR No. 110 Pak Commerce Minister Arrives In Colombo To Open Pak Single Country Exhibition Pakistan Food Festival Formally Inaugurated By Maj Gen ® Syed Shakeel Hussain And Hon. S.B. Navinna Islamabad

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan arrived in Sri Lanka today on a two days visit along with senior officials., says a press release received here today from Colombo.

Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan will be formally inaugurating Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016 in Colombo’s Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 15th January 2016 along with Senior Ministers of the Sri Lankan Government. The exhibition will open from January 15th to 17th, 2016 with Free Entrance for public.

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan is organizing the Exhibition in collaboration with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka.

Earlier this month during his visit to Sri Lanka the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe launched the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016 in an impressive ceremony held at Temple Trees on 05th January 2016.

Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016’ is a High-level expo featuring leading Pakistani organizations and manufacturers of Engineering Products, Auto Parts, Agro Products, Textile & Clothing, Designer Wear, Handicraft & Traditional Textiles, Cosmetics and Herbal Products, Pharmaceuticals, Cutlery, Gems & Jewellery, Furniture, Carpets, Marble and Services.

The objective of holding the exhibition is to boost the long-standing commercial ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and inviting businesses from the two friendly countries to tap into the growth potential of each other’s economies and leading economies to which they enjoy preferential trade access.

To coincide with the Pakistani Single Country Exhibition, a Pakistan Food Festival is also being organized to present the best of Pakistan’s rich cuisine in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan Food Festival was formally inaugurated last evening by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Syed Shakeel Hussain and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affais Hon. S.B. Navinna. Pakistan Food Festival will continue from 13 to 17 January at the Galadari Hotel’s Coffee Shop restaurant from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Pakistan’s celebrity chef Mehboob Khan will be taking center stage during this spectacular food festivity. Known for his tasty cuisines, Chef Mehboob is a television personality and a cooking expert. He is famously known for his cooking shows ‘Zauq Zindagi’ and ‘Good Healthy Life’. He is also the author of the cookbook ‘Food for Life’ which garnered him great attention as a health-food expert. Currently he is also serving as a Judge in the world-renowned cooking competition Master Chef Pakistan.