The Pakistan Foreign Office Women association hosted a Cultural Evening for ladies of Islamabad’s Diplomatic Community at the Foreign Office on 9th October 2012.
Ms Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was the Chief Guest at the occasion. In addition to the Lady Ambassadors and wives of the Heads of Diplomatic Missions, the event was also attended by Mrs Aliya Amad, wife of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs along with a large number of Pakistan Foreign Service community and notable Pakistani women from various walks of life.
At the event, Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage was showcased through traditional folk dances of different regions and classical music performances. These included Mohenjodaro, Khattak and Kashmiri dances. Musical performances included instrumentals on Tabla, Rubab and Flute by renowned artists. The event also showcased an art exhibition highlighting the artistic talents of the spouses and children of the Foreign Office fraternity.
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Guest Ms Hina Rabbani Khar appreciated the cultural performances and the efforts put in by the PFOWA members to make the event a success. She termed PFOWA an important part of the Foreign Office which showcased the soft image of Pakistan’s Foreign policy. She also appreciated that the event celebrated the rich diversity that Pakistan offered to the world.
Earlier welcoming the participants, President PFOWA, Mrs Shaista Jilani highlighted Pakistan’s exquisite heritage which was the product of centuries of interaction among various civilizations. The purpose of the gathering was to forge long lasting relations based on common humanity, common values and common ethos. She also underlined the role of PFOWA as a charitable and social welfare organization, spreading message of love, harmony and friendship.
The event was organized by PFOWA, in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of Arts. It was part of the PFOWA’s ongoing efforts to introduce the International community to the rich, vibrant cultural heritage of Pakistan.
09 October 2012
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