Karachi, The curtain raiser event for Pakistan Pavilion in Expo Dubai was held at a local hotel in Karachi on Sunday, 20th June 2021. While briefing the media, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister of Information & Broadcasting stated that Expo Dubai is the mega thematic exposition and this is a great opportunity for Pakistan to show to the world about its immense potential and discover the “hidden treasure”—which is also the theme of Pakistan pavilion.
The Expo 2020 will be held from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 in Dubai, UAE. It is based on the main theme of “Connecting Minds: Creating the Future”. A total of 192 countries are participating in the event and will project their potential to the world. A huge influx of around 25 million visitors from around the world is expected to visit.
Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment informed about the Pakistan Pavilion which will attract investors and tourists to Pakistan. Every province and region of Pakistan will participate to project opportunities in investment and trade, culture and tourism potential. Coordination with all the stakeholders is underway to make it an all-inclusive event that represents every region & culture of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Pavilion under its theme “The Hidden Treasure,” aims to showcase Pakistan’s vast opportunities in tourism and business, and protrude its magnificent economic potential to the global audience. The brilliant and appealing facade of the pavilion displays the colors and diversity of our country and its people.
The experience of inner journey of the Pavilion will be shown in eight spaces where visitors will experience through multi-sensory and audio-videos. Visitors will be taken on a voyage through time, from the world’s first recorded civilizations to the fast-paced millennium of today which also includes virtual experiences of our breathtaking landscapes, cultural and religious diversity, rich artisan traditions, and strong economic potentials presented in the world of today. Pakistan will present itself as a land of opportunities for trade and investment.
A Dhaaba (Pakistani cuisine restaurant) and a souvenir shop will be waiting for the visitors at the conclusion of their journey through the Pakistan pavilion depicting the impeccable crafts and providing a taste of the sumptuous cuisine.
Throughout the 6 months of Dubai Expo 2020, cultural events and business seminars will be held in corporate lounges and a variety of activities will be held in multi-purpose rooms.
Officials from Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Trustees from Patrons of Expo 2020 Trust also attended the event.