Arab News - In this file photo, Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al-Aiban, adviser to commerce minister and Pakistani Ambassador Muhammed Naeem Khan cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Pakistani Food and Mango Festival …more
The Embassy of Pakistan will host a three-day food and mango festival in Riyadh which will be inaugurated on Aug. 14 by Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq to mark their Independence Day as well as celebrate their food culture.
Waseem Hayat Bajwa, commercial attache at the Pakistan Embassy said the embassy is organizing the 4th Food and Mango Festival at InterContinental Hotel Riyadh from Aug. 14 to Aug 16.
“This year the beginning of the festival has a special significance as it is opening as part of our Independence Day celebrations to mark the special occasion with festivity, where taste meets culture with authentic flavors,” said an excited Baja.
He said that the successive Pakistani envoy’s proactive approach and vision to do something for the country have made this food festival a huge success every year.
He said that the food festival will have special cuisines of all the four Pakistani provinces with live barbecue, Saji and Biryani stalls in addition to the InterContinental buffet with the Pakistani mango sweet pavilion, special mango stall (Khokha), jalebi and kulfi.
Music and raffle draws will also be a significant feature on all the three days of the food and mango festival.
He further said that the event is open for three days subject to tickets with restricted tickets for first two days. He said the tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and interested parties may contact Head of Chancery and Commercial and Welfare Sections at the Pakistan embassy.
The inaugural day will predominantly cover the festivities of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations. The second and third day will have routine festivities.
He added that the third day is primarily reserved for diplomats and Saudi and Pakistani dignitaries, but 200 tickets are also available for general public on first-come-first-serve basis.
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