55,000 visited Pakistan pavilion, says Razak

Published October 15, 2021
Visitors queue to enter the Pakistan Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 on Thursday. — Photo courtesy: Pakistan Expo 2020 Facebook
Visitors queue to enter the Pakistan Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 on Thursday. — Photo courtesy: Pakistan Expo 2020 Facebook

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Thursday said that Pakistan Pavilion received 55,000 visitors in just the opening week of Dubai Expo-2020, making it one of the busiest pavilions of the mega event.

The pavilion’s first look is such a magnificent facade, established by Pakistan’s reno­wned visual artist Ras­hid Rana, that 20,000 people visited it over the weekend — Thursday-Friday-Saturday.

“The response we received was overwhelming and the number of visitors we had in the first week was beyond our expectations,” Mr Dawood said in an official announcement.

The adviser thanked all visitors coming to the pavilion and exhibiting their interest in Pakistan’s culture, and appreciating the richness and diversity it holds. It is a country of great opportunities for tourism and investment, he said.

The Dubai Expo-2020 will run from October 1 this year to March 31, 2022. It will be an excellent opportunity for Pakistan to connect around the world. During this period, 25 million people from 192 countries will visit the Expo.

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2021

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