Embassy Pakistan Brussels – Press Release
Pakistan Day Reception in Brussels.
In connection with Pakistan Day, the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels organized a reception on Monday 19th March. An exhibition of famous Pakistani Truck Arts was also arranged on the event. The reception was attended by large number of member parliaments, senior diplomats, and senior representatives of European institutions, academics and media persons
In her address, Pakistan’s ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg Mrs. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi highlighted the aspects of rich cultural heritage of Pakistan and the opportunities Pakistan offers for business and investment as an emerging economy. Ambassador Hashmi informed the gathering about progress being made by the country on several fronts. She also mentioned about the great tourism potential of Pakistan particularly the high mountains of Pakistan including K2.
Guests showed great interest in the Truck Art Exhibition by Anjum Rana. Introducing her initiative “Tribal Truck Art” Anjum Rana said Pakistani Truck Art is a distinct flamboyant folk art which is seen on trucks on the roads of Pakistan, it reflects the lives, ambitions, aspirations of the truck drivers and artists. She added “my mission is to foster economic and cultural sustainability for truck art and truck artists worldwide and to create intercultural exchange opportunities that unite the people of the world”. She has developed a new arena by her initiative which has made a distinct and positive impact on the lives of the truck artists and their families. Anjum Rana was conferred the UNESCO seal of excellence award in 2008.
Two Photographic exhibitions were also arranged on the occasion. The first one about the achievement of Pakistani women in various walks of life and the second about progress in economic and cultural spheres.
Names of guests were also inscribed in Urdu by Mr. Shakeel Haider. Tunes of Pakistani folk songs were played on Sitar and Tabla by Belgian artists.The participants relished Pakistani food and enjoyed culture.
20th March 2018.