Islamabad: Pakistani handicrafts, culture and gastronomy have captivated the public from all walks of life in a daylong Charity Bazaar organized by Asia Pacific Women Association in Brussels on 4 June 2011.The fund raising event was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and European Union Jalil Abbas Jilani, says a press release received here on Sunday from Brussels.
The wife of the Pakistani Ambassador Shaista Jalil being the President of the Association arranged the charity event for fund raising. Various embassies in Brussels from 29 countries of the Asia Pacific region participated in the fund raising event. Pakistan embassy in Brussels had set up a stall in which Pakistan’s artifacts, handicrafts, and decoration items were displayed depicting their rich cultural heritage. Pakistani handicrafts attracted people and were sold out in a large number.
Pakistani gastronomy also attracted visitors with its exotic taste and aroma. Biryani, Sheesh Kabab, Samosa and Pakoras remained hot favorites among people visiting the Pakistani stall.
In the cultural show, Ms Amina enthralled audience with her ‘Kathak dance’ on the attractive lyrics of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan whereas the members of various embassies from Asia Pacific countries captivated the audience with their well rehearsed folk dances depicting the cultural richness of their respective countries.
The objective of organizing this event was to introduce diversified culture, tradition and customs of Asia Pacific countries among themselves as well as to Belgian people by providing an opportunity to enjoy the diversified cultural richness of their respective countries through handicraft and food.