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Celebration on 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan & Australia
Pakistan High Commission held historic Mango Festival in Canberra Australia
(Coverage by; Syed Zafar Hussain, Editor-in-Chief Sada-e-Watan Sydney)
The High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra organised the first-ever Pakistan Mango Festival on 25 June 2022. The Mango Festival was a part of the celebrations marking 75 years of independence of Pakistan and 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Australia.
The Festival was attended by more than 5000 people including
Australian officials, diplomats, Canberrans and members of the Pakistani
community from all over Australia.
In the Festival, different varieties of Pakistani mangoes were displayed on the stalls. A large variety of mango products, Pakistani herbs and spices, leather products, sports goods and traditional Pakistani arts and crafts were also displayed.
The visitors were served with fresh Pakistani mangoes, mango shakes and juices, tea, coffee, and traditional Pakistani street food. A range of activities were also arranged for the children including jumping castle, face-painting, popcorn, and cotton candy machines.
A cake cutting ceremony was also held which was attended by senior officials from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), diplomats and other guests.
Mr. Ian McConville
Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Ian McConville Congratulated High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri for arranging Great Pakistani Mango Festival First time in Australia’s history. He said that I previously served as diplomat in Islamabad and I impressed Pakistani culture, food & unique Mangoes. Mr. Ian McConville congratulates for 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Australia and hope that friendly relationship will be further strong in future.
H.E.Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
In his remarks, the High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri highlighted the importance of the event as part of the celebrations marking 75 years of Pakistan’s independence and establishment of Pakistan-Australia diplomatic ties. Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri also spoke about different varieties of Pakistani mangoes and more than 4,000 years old history of growing mangoes in areas that today form Pakistan.
Syed Zafar Hussain and H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
The visitors greatly appreciated the Pakistani mangoes for their unique aroma, taste, and sweetness. They thanked the High Commission for organizing the first-ever Mango Festival in Canberra and for its traditional hospitality.
The Festival will help promote Pakistani mangoes in the Australian market. The High Commission is working with the local authorities to make the Pakistan Mango Festival a regular feature of Canberra’s cultural scene.
High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
HC Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Chief of Protocol, Mr. Ian McConville
Former High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw
Dr Sabina Zahid and Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Syed Zafar Hussain with H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Ustad Mushtaq of Himalaya Restaurant, Granville Sydney
Mohammad Ali and Raja Taseer
Chaudhary Ejaz Anwar and Dr Khurram Kayani
The High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Mr Aslam Kahlon Receiving his Certificate of appreciation
Mr Saad Malik Receiving his Certificate of appreciation
Mr Shoaib Hanif Receiving his Certificate of appreciation
Live Pakistani Music performed at Pak High Commission Canberra
High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri and Dr Sabina Zahid was so humble with Public
Abbas Batth, Dr Tariq Rana, Raja Taseer and Syed Zafar Hussain
Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri talking about Pakistan and Australia friendly relationship
Celebration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan & Australia
Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Ian McConville
High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri with foreign Diplomates
Free Halwa Puri Breakfast with Kashmiri Tea provided by Silver Smash Repairer Sydney
Mr Saad Malik, Director Silver Smash Repairer Serving Free Breakfast to Public
The High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri Speaking at the event of PHC Canberra
Festival was attended by more than 5000 people including Australian officials and Pakistani Community
Dr Sabina Zahid, H.E. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Syed Zafar Hussain, Naseer Taseer, Saad Malik, Abbas Batth and Shoaib Hanif
A cake cutting ceremony was attended by senior officials from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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