Pakistan holds culture, tourism expo

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Pakistani High Commission launched a cultural and tourism exhibition yesterday at the Brunei-Muara District Office in Lapangan Terbang Lama.

The exhibition is part of its initiative to promote Pakistan’s culture and places of interest.

Present as the guest of honour during the opening ceremony was Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Hj Apong.

According to Pakistan Acting High Commissioner Ahmed Ali Sirohey, the exhibition is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries through cultural exposure.

He said the exhibition is helping people from the two countries get to know each other and become more familiar with Pakistani culture.

“Through this exhibition, hopefully it can make Bruneians aware about Pakistani culture, cuisines and interesting places in Pakistan (so) that we can know each other better,” he said, adding that around 400 Pakistanis are currently living in Brunei.

The Acting High Commissioner said there is a lot of contemporary and traditional culture in Pakistan as well as places of interest worth being discovered by tourists.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali expressed his gratitude to the embassy for their efforts to conduct the exhibition. He encouraged other embassies here to conduct exhibitions as a way to spread cultural knowledge to the public.

The exhibition is held annually by the embassy. This year, it features artworks, artifacts and traditional clothing of Pakistan along with its background and history. It is open to the public until September 11 from 9am to 7pm.

The Brunei Times