Islamabad, June 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Trade and Investment Association in collaboration with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized a fun-filled Fund Raising Master Quiz Competition and a photographic exhibition by French and Pakistani Photographers in Colombo, says a press release received here today from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The photographic exhibition titled “See Pakistan-Love Pakistan” by Bilal Javaid and Imran Chaudhry, was inaugurated by Chief Guest for the occasion, H.E Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka. The exhibition featured photographs of culture, heritage and beautiful landscape of Pakistan.
The High Commissioner while appreciating the work of the photographers, said that the photographic exhibition will not only promote the soft image of the country but also promote the national talents in the field of paintings, photography and other forms of art in other markets.
HE Shakeel Hussain, said that the deep bond of cordial friendship and understanding between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has a solid and unblemished history of standing together for each other in difficult times.
He informed the gathering that on the special instructions of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan sent the most sacred Gandhara Relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for a month long exposition as a token of friendship from the people of Pakistan for the Sri Lankan people on the occasion of Wesak Festival. The exposition will further strengthen the already existing deep rooted cultural relations between the two friendly nations, he added
The High Commissioner underscored Pakistan’s commitment to safeguard and preserve not only all the Buddhist archeological sites and monuments but also ritual places of other religions as well in the best possible manner.
The featured event for the day was an exciting and interesting fund raising Master Quiz Competition in which participants contested as teams. The questions in the Master Quiz Competition were related to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, World Affairs, General Knowledge, Science and Technology and Sports among other topics.
The proceeds from the event will be channeled towards many welfare projects of the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association.
The event was also attended by a large number of distinguished personalities including the President SLPFTIA Mr. Iftikhar Aziz, officers of the High Commission, Pakistan community based in Sri Lanka and other dignitaries.
At the conclusion of the event, prizes were distributed to the winning and runner-up teams.
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Trade and Investment Association is one of the oldest Friendship Association of Sri Lanka which was established 64 years back in 1950. The Association has been able to establish itself as a useful platform, dedicated to the promotion of bilateral relationship and friendship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This relationship is not restricted to any one area or field, but it encompasses every aspect of bilateral cooperation i.e. people to people contacts, culture, education, health, etc.
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