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Pakistan’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai completes construction

Pakistani authorities were handed over the Pakistan Pavilion after completion of building civil works, at an official ceremony at the Expo 2020 Dubai site on 14 March, WAM reported.

Located in the Opportunity District, the pavilion covers an area of 35,000 sqft. The inner journey of the pavilion is set under the theme ‘Pakistan: The Hidden Treasure’ with an aim to enhance tourism, commerce, and investment in Pakistan.

Expo 2020 is now scheduled to be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 under the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the future”.

On the occasion Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Commerce & Investment, stated that Pakistan is bestowed with natural beauty, historical and religious sites, highest peaks, and calm deserts. It is the destination for mountaineers, historians, archaeologists, writers, photographers and many such tourists.

“Through our theme at Expo 2020 Dubai, we plan to present and showcase the land of opportunities to promote tourism, commerce and investment in the country,” he added.

Alternately, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is also planning six months of programming events which will comprise of trade and investment seminars and conferences, cultural shows, and events.

Present on the occasion were Abdul Razak Dawood; Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruqui, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce; Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE; Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and other officers from Embassy, Consulate and TDAP.

Omar Shehadeh, Chief International Participants Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ahmed Al Khatib, Chief Development and Delivery Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai and Ahmed Al Hamdan, Country Manager for Pakistan at Expo 2020 Dubai were also present.