Beijing, March 25, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan national day reception and investiture ceremony were hosted by the Pakistan Embassy at a local hotel here on Monday evening.
The chief guest, Vice-Chairman of the National Peoples’ Congress of China, Madam Shen Yueyue, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Liu Zhenmin graced the occasion. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defense Production, who is on an official visit to China also attended the reception.
The Reception began with the playing of national anthems of both the countries, followed by the investiture ceremony.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid conferred the award of ‘Tamgha-i-Pakistan’ on behalf of the President of Pakistan to the renowned Chinese journalist from China Radio International, Madam Zhao Qiao, in recognition of her meritorious services in the field of journalism. Madam Zhao Qiao, had done her major in Urdu language, history and culture of Pakistan from the Peking University, and she has been associated with China Radio International (CRI)’s Urdu service, for the last 20 years. She has also worked at the CRI’s Islamabad bureau.
At the cake-cutting ceremony, Ambassador Masood Khalid together with Madam Shen Yueyue, Mr. Liu Zhenmin, and Rana Tanveer Hussain sliced the cake to rejoice the anniversary of the Pakistan Day — the day when Pakistan Resolution was passed on 23rd March, 1940, at Lahore.
The Reception provided an opportunity for introduction of Pakistani culture, cuisine, and music to the guests. Senior Chinese civil and military officials, diplomats from other countries, representatives of media, civil society and academia, professionals from the corporate sector as well as members of the Pakistani community attended the function in a large number.
The award-winning Chinese ensemble, Beijing Landscape Traditional Orchestra, mesmerized the audience as it played popular Pakistani and Chinese tunes in sync with the applauding audience. School children of Pakistan Embassy College in Beijing presented national and folk songs of Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Embassy of Pakistan Beijing, China
Chancery Address: No.1, Dongzhimenwai Dajie,
Post Code 100600.
Telephone: (Country code +86, City code 10) 65233504 or
65326660 followed by extension number.
Consular section 65322721