Pakistani Mission hosts star-studded mega festival to commemorate Renaissance Day
July 27, 2019 | 1:56 PM
by Times News Service
Images from the Pakistan Festival.

Muscat: Pakistani community in Oman hosted the much anticipated Pakistan Festival on Friday to pay tribute to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the occasion of 49th Renaissance Day, under the auspices of Pakistani Mission at the Oman Convention Centre.

Omani singing sensation Haitham Rafi captivated the audience with a medley in Urdu, Sindhi, Pashto and Baloch languages. Internationally renowned Ghazal Artist Ustad Hamid Ali Khan and mesmerising Sitar player Wajih Nizami also performed at the festival.

Images from the Pakistan Festival.

The mega Pakistan Festival was conceived and executed, over the past 18 months, with help of an enterprising Pakistani resident Qamar Riaz, who moved to Oman in 2007. The event also drew overwhelming interest from both within and outside Oman. The organisers received over 1000 requests for attendance against a 400 seating capacity within two days of beginning of registration.

A dinner was hosted by the Pakistani Ambassador for close to 100 guests including participating Artists, organisers and partners of the event that included Stones World, AZ Engineers, Shining Star Int’l, Khurshid Trading, Mohammed Riaz & Partners, Sohar Poly Industries, Stars Light, Al Ghazaal Rice, Al Barakah Steel, Al Haseena Jewelry, Al Asfar Petroleum, Brothers International, Gulf Neon Signs and Salam Air.

Images from the Pakistan Festival.

The festival was also streamed live on the Facebook Page ‘Pakistani in Oman’ from 18.30 pm.

The Ambassador’s live interview with ‘Times TV’ is being recorded next week as a farewell message and note of appreciation for 275,000 vibrant Pakistani community across the Sultanate.

Images from the Pakistan Festival.

His Highness Sayyid Faris Fatik Al Said graced the festival as the chief guest whereas Ambassador Ali Javed hosted the event as a gift for ‘Pak-Oman Friendship’, that spans over 5,000 years with an established history of exchanges.

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