A soulful qawwali rendition by Amjad Sabri and a scrumptious meal of Pakistani and Indian cuisine kickstarted here ‘Shaan-e-Pakistan’, a three-day fashion and cultural fiesta that aims to bring the people of two nations together through fashion, food and music.
Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit inaugurated the fiesta at the Pakistan High Commission here late last evening.
“This is a brilliant event to bring Pakistani and Indian fashion culture and music together,” he said.
“We hope that Pakistan and India will be able to overcome their differences, settle disputes and usher in a new era of peace and development for people in the region,” he added.
Chefs from Pakistan, Gulzar Hussain and Zakir Naseem and noted chef from India Osama Jalali cooked up several delicacies for the occasion.
The Pakistani chef duo is also participating in a food festival “Daawat-e-Maghrib” — From the kitchens of West Punjab to Singh Sahib, scheduled from September 14 to September 25. The fare includes cuisines from Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore and Multan.