Pakistan’s ambassador to EU host cultural event

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi hosted a cultural event and traditional Pakistani lunch for the members of the British and Commonwealth Women Club Brussels (BCWCB) at the Pakistan house.

The event was attended by women wearing bangles and getting their hands decorated with intricate patterns of ‘Hena’, said a message received here.

The participants were introduced to Pakistani culture through an exhibition of Pakistani arts and crafts that filled each and every corner of the house with Sufi music played in the background.

While addressing the women, Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi briefed them on the rich history and culture of Pakistan, informing them that contrary the misperceptions about Pakistan, the country enjoys a vibrant economy and tolerant society.

Mehwish Salman, wife of Commercial Secretary of the Embassy, made presentation on Pakistan’s history, geography, arts, crafts and lifestyle.

The President of BCWCBMs Jan Hillman in her address thanked Ambassador Hashmi, who is also one of the patrons of the club, for hosting such a lively event.

She said the members of BCWCB have learnt a lot about Pakistan through the presentation and exhibition of arts and crafts.

Later the women enjoyed traditional Pakistani BBQ, ‘AlooChana’, ‘Paratha with Mutanjan’, ‘Jalaibee’ and ‘GulabJamman’ as traditional eatries.

Participants expressing their views on the event said, it was a life time experience for them and their perception about Pakistan has entirely changed.