Pakistan Participates in UN International Bazaar in New York

United Nations:  A range of Pakistani products, both food and merchandise, were on display – and for sale – at the annual United Nations International Bazaar recently held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Braving cold weather and intermittent rain, a large number of people visited the bazaar, which was organized by the UN Women’s Guild (UNWG) in collaboration with permanent missions accredited to the United Nations.

The event featured cuisine from around the world as well as fine arts and handicrafts. Pakistan had two stalls, one for food and the other featuring clothing and a number of other hand-crafted items.

The wife of UN secretary-general, Ban Soon-taek, who is a patron of the Bazaar, visited one of the Pakistani stalls offering dresses and other items.

She was greeted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi. Ban praised the quality and sophistication of the Pakistani products.

The stall featuring biryani, chicken tikka and kebabs attracted large crowds. The food was sold out in no time.

The money raised at the bazaar will be donated to the UNHCR for the Syrian Refugees and to United Nations Women’s Guild-administered projects to help children and women at different locations.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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