To promote cultural relations between brotherly countries of Pakistan and Iran, the Embassy of Pakistan organized a "Mehfil-e- Sama", Qawwali concert in collaboration with the Iranian Ministry of Culture & Islamic Guidance in the evening of 15th December 2018 in Tehran.
More than five hundred people including Iranians dignitaries, diplomats in Tehran, scholars, businessmen, university students, members of Pakistani community and media persons attended the event. Mr. Muhammad Ali Kiani, Director General, Islamic Culture Relations' Organization was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Renowned Pakistani Qawwal Fareed Ayaz Abu Muhammad & sons enthralled the audience with sufi poetry and Qawwali songs of Allama Iqbal and Iranian poets Rumi, Firdousi and Hafiz in Farsi and Urdu. They mesmerized the audience with their heart touching performance. Through their music and lyrics, the Qawwals took the audience with them on a spiritual journey emphasizing the love of the divine and the "Ishq" between the Creator and his Creation.
Ambassador Riffat Masood welcomed the audience and highlighted the rich historical and cultural ties between Pakistan and Iran and hoped that this humble contribution would help in further cementing the close relationship between the two brotherly countries.
Appreciating the Embassy of Pakistan on arranging Qawwali concert in Iran, Mr. Muhammad Ali Kiani, the Chief Guest shed light on the historical, cultural and religious bonds between Pakistan and Iran and said that Qawwali is greatly appreciated by the Iranians and this genre of music brings people together.
The Qawwali event was successful in promoting positive and soft image of Pakistan.
December 16, 2018