ISLAMABAD, Mar 27 (APP):The Pakistan Culture Day, “Nine Magical Notes” was co-hosted by the Embassy of Pakistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the SCO Secretariat in Beijing, Pakistan Embassy said in a press release on Tuesday.
Welcoming the guests, the Secretary General of SCO, Rashid Alimov said the musical performance last night by Pakistani musicians was symbolic as music brings people
together and unites the world. He expressed hope that such events shall contribute to the
deepening and expansion of cultural dialogue between the SCO member states.
Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid lauded the efforts of the SCO Secretary General
for hosting the event and said that such events contribute to strengthening of cultural
linkages and in fostering Shanghai spirit between the SCO member states.
Ambassador said that Pakistan is the birth place of civilizations, characterized by
harmony and cultural co-existence between various segments of society. He termed
music as a timeless manifestation of our culture which transcends geographical and
cultural boundaries.
Highlight of the evening was a soul stirring musical performance by Shahbaz
Abdullah and Haroon Shad, two eminent pianists from Pakistan who played
Pakistani, Chinese and western tunes much to the delight of the audience.
In addition, paintings by famous Pakistani artists, Pakistani handicrafts and rarefactions were
also on display. The guests also enjoyed a taste of Pakistani cuisine.
The event was attended amongst others by SCO Secretary General, Ambassadors of SCO
member states and diplomatic representatives from SAARC countries.