Culture attraction

WASHINGTON: The Embassy of Pakistan (Washington D.C.) in association with the Cultural Tourism D.C., organized Embassy Open House on May 17 (Saturday) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. on the embassy premises.

The event was a part of an annual celebration of international culture that gives an opportunity to the diplomatic community in the US capital to share their culture with each other through different presentations of their choice.

Pakistan’s embassy chose to showcase an art exhibition contributed by Jimmy Engineer, Samina Qureshi, and Qaisar Iqbal whereas the Ladies Corner brought bangles, henna (mehndi), and a variety of clothes. A lot of visitors, particularly from other parts of the world, showed interest in mehndi booth, Pakistani food, furniture and jewelry. However, chaarpaaee (bed) and takiya (pillow) made the visitors’ day in the perfect DC weather.

These activities were punctuated by the screening of Shoaib Mansoor’s film Khuda Ke Liye (In the name of God) whereas famous singer Ibrar ul Haq entertained the audience in the evening. (Text and photos by Rana Fawad)

Posted: May 18,2008