Exhibitions,expos portray soft image of Pakistan

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By Seema Mir

ISLAMABAD, May 14 (APP): Frequent holding of Exhibitions,expos and
festivals beside promoting the business activities also portray the soft image of the country.
Besides,such kind of events also provide fun to the visitors thus
dispelling the negative impression that Pakistanis are negative minded terrorists.
Moreover,these fun filled events change the atmosphere from a l daily
dull routine to a more vibrant one.
One such event here was the exhibition organized by Sarhad Chamber of
Commerce and Industry which was an awesome occasion providing much fun to the public.
At the exhibition were exotic stalls ranging from jewellery to
textiles through households to Chinese construction companies undertaking the construction work related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Besides, there was much more entertainment for the visitors in the form
of a concert which was superb specially the instrumental band from Peshawar “khumariyaan” whose performance was mind blowing.
Khumariyaan’s music on the occasion was vibrant built in pace and
ornamnetation,to electrifying danceable heights.
The band created such an aura of enchanment that it made everybody
dance to their tunes ;so much so that a child went to the stage and gave an exuberant performance.
It merits a mention here that the band is an excellent endeavor on part
of the youth to turn down the negative impression about Pushtoons that they are terrorists.
The band also performs at the international level carrying along with
them the peaceful image of Pakistan.
On the occasion ,a visitor Mrs. Rabia Waseem said,such events provide a
chance to people of Islamabad to see the variety of items and provide an opportunity to people to buy items of their choice.
Similar was event of Lok Mela- a superb entertainment by Lok Virsa for
people of Islamabad . It was a wonderful effort by Lok Virsa to enliven the otherwise calm and quite atmosphere of Islamabad.
The 10-day Lok Mela -an annual feature is usually an amalgamation of
different cultures of all the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit -Baltistan thus presenting a wonderful look.
After entering the gates of Lok Virsa it portrayed the live map of
Pakistan encompassing cultural pavilions of all the four provinces, Balochistan, Sindh,Punjab,Khyber Pukhtunkhwa(KP),AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The pavilions featured artists and artisans at work ranging from
carving,weaving,pottery making,truck art,furniture making beside
traditional apparel,food music and dance.