PR No.89 Islamabad: November 09, 2015 Richness And Diversity Of Pakistani Culture Showcased At The Commonwealth Fair In London

At the Annual Commonwealth Fair organized by Commonwealth Countries League (CCL), at Kensington Town Hall, London on 7 November 2015, the Pakistan High Commission London put up a colorful stall, says a Press Release received from London here today.

With its traditional handicrafts, clothes and exotic cuisine, the Pakistani Stall, reflected the richness and diversity of Pakistani culture and attracted large number of culture enthusiasts. The goods and souvenirs put on display included a variety of hand embroidered shawls, bags, cushion covers, throws, bangles, caps and silk coats. Pakistani cuisine, especially, the rice dish Biryani, with its exquisite taste, aroma and presentation, was a culinary delight. This occasion provided the visitors with a great experience of Pakistani culture from food to craft.

Begum High Commissioner, Mrs. Sadaf Abbas, along with the ladies of Pakistan High Commission introduced the visitors to the beautiful handicrafts made by Pakistani women.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK visited the Pakistani Stall and commended the efforts of the ladies of the High Commission for actively promoting Pakistan’s culture and traditional products through participation in local community events. On this occasion, he said: “We have excellent relations with the Commonwealth and participation in such events would further cement these relations.”

The Annual Commonwealth Fair raises funds for the CCL Education Fund (CCLEF), with the support of the Commonwealth countries. The proceeds of the Pakistani Stall were also donated to the CCLEF.