(04 -06-2018): In collaboration with the Embassy, Minato City held a photo exhibition titled “Journey through Pakistan: A Land of Many Wonders: The Mayor of Minato City, Honourable Masaaki Takei and Ambassador Asad M. Khan inaugurated the exhibition. Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador referred to Pakistan as one of those few countries in the world that is blessed with a diverse inventory of attractions which include some of the oldest civilizations in the world, exquisite scenic beauty, splendid mountains and highest peaks, sacred religious and historical places, seasonal variations, unique arts and crafts, rich traditions and a variety of delicious cuisine.
He added that the exhibition is aimed at giving viewers a tour d’horizon of the ancient civilizations of Gandhara, Indus Valley and Mehargarh beside the grand architectural heritage especially of the Mughal era and the enormous mountain ranges that are home to some of the highest peaks in the world including K-2.
The Ambassador also referred to the longstanding and deep bond of friendship between Pakistan and Japan and the enormous respect and fraternal feelings for the people of Japan in Pakistan. He added that Pakistan has been a particularly attractive destination for those Japanese interested in mountains, nature tourism and in religious/historic sites.
Ambassador Khan also underscored the expansive turn around in Pakistan in all fields with special reference to the remarkable improved security situation which resulted in visits of tourists from all around the world in large number including Japan.
The Ambassador also appreciated the facilitation and professional help extended by Minato City in holding the Exhibition and hoped for future collaboration as well.
In his remarks Honorable Masaaki Takei praised the theme of the Exhibition which presented a beautiful journey of Pakistan. He hoped that people in large number would visit the Exhibition to see the attractions of Pakistan which not only exhibited history and heritage but culture, people, landscape and cuisine too. He also expressed hope that such collaboration would serve as an opportunity to strengthen the exchanges and deepen the mutual understanding between the two countries.
TOKYO, (PR) # 10/2018