Islamabad, March 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia organized a grand reception-cum-cultural night at Kuala Lumpur to mark the 73rd Anniversary of Pakistan Day.
According to a press release received here today form Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Wira Abu Seman Haji Yusop, Honourable Deputy Minister for Home Affairs was the guest of honour at the reception which drew a large crowd of high-level Malaysian dignitaries, diplomatic community, top businessmen, leading figures in the Pakistani community and the media elite.
The ceremony commenced with the playing of national anthems of both Pakistan and Malaysia. Later, the Malaysia Deputy Minister prayed for the progress, prosperity and economic well being of Pakistan.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Malaysia, Mr. Shahid M.G. Kiani reciprocated by praying for the health and well being of the King of Malaysia and prosperity and progress of the people of Malaysia. Later, a cake cutting ceremony was held to mark the 73rd National Day of Pakistan. His Excellency Norodom Arunrasmy, Ambassador of Cambodia and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dato Mohd. Rafiq, Honorary Consul General of Pakistan joined the Chief Guest, Datuk Wira Abu Seman Haji Yusop and His Excellency, Mr Shahid M. G. Kiani in the cake-cutting ceremony.
The highlight of the evening was a spectacular display of traditional and modern Pakistani dresses, showcasing the delicacy and finesse associated with the traditional embroidery and needlework carried on Pakistani dresses worn on important family and social gatherings.
The audience also watched with great interest, a documentary on the natural beauty and tourism potential of northern areas in Pakistan. A separate documentary highlighting the progress made by Pakistan in various spheres of life was also shown.
An exhibition of Pakistan textile products, carpets and handicraft was also organized on the occasion. The audience evinced keen interest in the Pakistani products. The evening ended with a scrumptious dinner offering a wide spread of rich and exotic Pakistani food delicacies, including Biryani, roast lamb and Kebabs.
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