“Ambassador Dr. Irfan Yusuf Shami honoured the five eminent Pakistani artisans who represented the country in the First International Craftsmanship Festival held in Kokand city of Ferghana region on 10-15 September 2019. The festival was inaugurated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The artisans included from LEFT TO RIGHT- Mr. & Mrs. Khadim Hussain Mirani (from Khairpur – basketry from date tree leaves); Mr. Naeem Shahzad (from Sillanwalia District Sargodha – Wooden laquer); Malik Abdul Rehman Naqash (from Multan – Naqqashi Art Camel Skin lamps) AND Mr. Akmal Mirza ( from Sillanwalia District Sargodha- wood carving. Pakistani artisans were particularly appreciated by the Uzbek President”.

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