In connection with the 70th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Pakistan, the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels Ambassador Mrs Naghmana A. Hashmi organized a lunch gala and crafts bazaar at her residence, to promote Pakistani culture in Belgium. Members of the British and Commonwealth Women’s Club Brussels, women representing various walks of life and nationalities and the wives of diplomats and bureaucrats based in Belgium participated in the event in large numbers, with full fervour, says a press release received from Brussels here today.
Handicrafts from all the provinces and regions captured the attention and interest of women. Hand embroidered shawls, bags, dresses and jewellery, Khusa shoes, wooden and metallic carved items for home decoration were highly appreciated. The stalls of Bangles and Hina remained highly popular among women. The participants of the event relished the Pakistani food arranged by the ambassador with items like Seekh Kababs, Chicken Karahi, Chana Curry, Palak Paneer, Parathas and Jalebi and Gulab Jamman. A raffle draw also took place as the funds raised on the occasion will be given to the Behbud Association of Pakistan.
Ambassador Mrs. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi thanked the ladies for joining hands and said that the purpose of the event was to promote rich culture of Pakistan through food, music and handicrafts specially when 2017 was being celebrated to mark the 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan.