Pak HC opens Lahore Literary Festival in London

ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (APP): The preparations for the 70th
Independence Anniversary of Pakistan kick started at
the Pakistan High Commission London on October 7, 2016.

Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas, chaired a luncheon meeting of the potential sponsors from Pakistani diaspora including businesses, banks,media houses and community organizations, a message received here Thursday said.

He outlined mission’s plans to celebrate the Anniversary in a
befitting manner, showcasing rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.

The events would include literary events and activities for
youth, added the High Commissioner.

He invited the sponsors to select events and execute them in partnership with the High Commission.

The High Commissioner said: “We have outlined a detailed
calendar of events to celebrate the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan as well as the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the UK.

The purpose of these celebrations is twofold: to portray the
true face of Pakistan abroad, and to provide the diaspora with a platform to celebrate an important milestone in the history of their country.

This cultural setting would be ideal to engage and bring
together our community. Moreover, the events will augment the existing trade, people to people ties and educational linkages between the two countries. We expect support from our community to implement our plans,” he added.

The guests were given a detailed presentation outlining the
proposed calendar of events so that they could choose the events of their liking.