Heaven knows I have always admired the very lovely colonial style mansion that was the Pakistan High Commission, situated just right next to the Renaissance Hotel and right opposite the MaTiC.
So when I was invited to attend a Press Conference there yesterday, I was thrilled ... but of course, since it was inside the Pakistan High Commission, there are definitely protocols and also the need to be able to carry yourself properly, but all is good. I am not about to behave like a wild monkey , despite it being the year of the Fire Monkey right... LOL
|Recycled paper bags from newspapers... aren't the prints just gorgeous...|
Pakistan is a land that fascinates me... and it fascinated me even further after I watched the movie called Baijrangi Baijaan a movie that was shot in both India and Pakistan... and how scenery there really rivaled those in Switzerland...
|A scenery in Pakistan....Pic credit to itspak.com|
It is true Pakistan is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and mind-blowing sceneries, and well, there are a lot of very good looking people there too....
|Press conference underway|
Pakistan is a well known member of the WTO and has bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with a lot nations and international organizations. It is also part of the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement and the China – Pakistan Free Trade Agreement
|His Excellency Syed Hassan Raza, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia|
Pakistan is rich not with only amazing sceneries in their country, but they also export basmati rice, mangoes (their mangoes are among the best in the world) , kinnows, furniture, cotton fiber, textiles, clothing, leather goods, sports goods (well known for footballs/soccer balls), cutlery, medical and surgical instruments (pioneers in these), software, carpets, rugs, ice cream, livestock meat (which is comparable to those from Australia and South America), chicken, wheat, processed food items, salt and a whole load of many other items and you can check them out, and get your hands on some if you like at the Pakistan Expo which will be happening this coming weekend!!!
|The Chief Executive Officer of EVECON Pakistan, Mr Mir Salman Ali|
Yes, you heard it right... a Pakistan Expo showcasing diversified and colourful display of products by 63 leading exporters/exhibitors will be open at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre Hall 1 for four days, beginning from (tomorrow) February 12th up to Monday February 15th!!
This exhibition has been organized by EVECON, an event management company based in Karachi-Pakistan and its local partner in KL M/s HockChoon Holdings Sdn Bhd with active support of the High Commission of Pakistan, of course..
Medical practitioners will be interested to know there is a group from the surgical/ medical instruments industry , well known globally for quality /certifications compliances there showcasing their products...
There will also be a huge group of women entrepreneurs /fashion designers bringing the latest Prets combined with traditional embroidery skills on silk, chiffon, cotton and handcrafted jewelry depicting rich variety of cultures and a multitude of social traditions. PEXPO will offer its visitors an opportunity to experience this diversity personally on a single platform.
You can also find fruits, leather garments, a huge variety of textile products, sports goods, Pakistani famous spices and recipes, cutleries etc..... and of course, indulge in unique Pakistani cuisines at the ready to eat stalls.
What's more is that visitors will stand a chance to win some amazing prizes!!! You can enter the free prize draw and stand to win a romantic holiday for two to Bangkok, an Apple iPad or one of several Samsung smart phones up for grabs!!!! And it is so easy to enter!! All you have to do is visit www.facebook.com/gopexpo or visit the IQI booth on or before the prize draw on 14th February.
PEXPO is endorsed by PAK-ASEAN Business Forum & supported by prominent trade bodies including Surgical Instruments Manufacturer Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) and Women Chambers of Commerce & Industry (WCCI)
The Event organizers appreciates MATRADE, ACCCIM, KLMCC, NCCM and NAWEM for their full support of the event.
|....and make sure you enjoy some of their unique and delicious cuisine...om nom nom...|
The exhibition will be opened to visitors free of charge, so make sure you head over there to find out more about Pakistan and their amazingly high quality products.....