The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC had arranged “Passport DC, Around the World Embassy Tour”, a cultural event on 06 May 2017 which coincided with the beginning of 70th year celebrations of Pakistan’s independence this year. Pakistan Ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudry inaugurated the day-long festivities at the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan.
On the occasion, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry said that Pakistan was celebrating 70 years of friendship with the US at “Passport DC” event; conveying message of love, peace, friendship and hope. Pakistan and the US had enjoyed historic relations over last 07 decades. Both the countries had been partners in many socioeconomic fields including health & education and would continue cooperation for further strengthening bilateral relations & advancing global peace.
The Embassy of Pakistan had arranged a range of cultural programmes depicting rich culture of Pakistan along with tasty traditional Pakistani food. The Embassy opened its doors for the residents of the DC Metro area to enjoy the fun-filled moments at the Embassy premises. Artifacts, Pictures, ornaments & traditional costumes from all the Provinces of Pakistan had been displayed at various stalls, representing the rich heritage of Pakistan.
A Group of Pakistani performers presented regional & folk dances on melodious tunes. Pakistani and American visitors particularly the younger generation enjoyed the mesmerizing performances at the “Passport DC, Around the World Embassy Tour” and danced their heart out.
The traditional Pakistani food stalls at “Passport DC, Around the World Embassy Tour” attracted many American visitors who liked traditional Pakistani cuisine.
Stalls were also setup beautifully depicting rich cultural heritage of various parts of the country including Gilgit Baltistan and AJ&K. Young children in traditional dresses of various parts of the country were one of the major attractions for the visitors.
The “Passport DC, Around the World Embassy Tour” is an annual event which is celebrated with traditional zeal and fervor by Pakistani Americans at the Embassy of Pakistan every year for the last ten years. A large number of Pakistani and American visitors attended the event today which exhibited true colours of Pakistan & deeply appreciated the warmth and hospitality extended by the Embassy officials.
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