Islamabad, November 14, 2016 (PPI-OT): With its traditional handicrafts, clothes and exotic cuisine, the spectacular Pakistani Stall turned out to be a huge attraction for the visitors at the Commonwealth Fair 2016. The Stall presented a beautiful mosaic of the cultural richness and diversity of Pakistan by showcasing a variety of hand embroidered shawls, bags, cushion covers, throws, bangles, henna, caps and silk coats.
Pakistani cuisine, especially, the rice dish ‘Biryani’, with its exquisite taste, aroma and presentation, was a culinary delight for the food lovers. The Annual Commonwealth Fair was organized by Commonwealth Countries League (CCL), to raise funds for the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF), and was held at Kensington Town Hall, London on 12 November 2016. The occasion provided the visitors with a great experience of Pakistani culture from food to craft and from clothing to much more.
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. She also presented a traditional shawl to Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who visited the Pakistani Stall.
The Mayor appreciated the beauty and diversity of the Stall. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK, commended the efforts of the ladies for actively promoting Pakistan’s culture and traditional products through participation in local community events. The proceeds of the Pakistani Stall were donated to the CGEF.
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