After a smooth start on Friday, the three-day cultural event Shaan-e-Pakistan – heralded as a harbinger of harmony between Pakistan and India – is in full swing.
Held in New Delhi, the event is a mix of fashion exhibits, music, and food. The festival kicked of with Eik Shaam Pakistan K Naam where the audience was enthralled by the famous qawal Amjad Sabri.
While a week-long food festival at Eros Hotel is also on the cards, fashionistas are busy making sure that models displaying latest trends are geared up for the ramp.
Helmed by Huma Nassr whose brand Braahtii has stores both in Karachi and New Delhi, the initiative aims to promote cordial ties between both countries in order to open gateways for trade in future.
To get a taste of what’s happening across the border here are our favourite moments, curated from Instagram, that provide a sneak peek to the fest:
Our crew arrives in New Delhi
Culinary expert Chef Gulzar promises to make Pakistan proud
Anoushey Ashraf, who hosted the opening night Aik Shaam Pakistan Kay Naam rocked it in Asifa Nabeel
Based on this selfie, our High Commissioner, Mr. Abdul Basit is (somewhat) cool.
Actor Javed Sheikh is not far behind
Our favourite ice cream soda makes someone's day!
All Qawali lovers united!
Practice makes perfect — rehearsals in full swing
It's all about the Midas touch
The (über patriotic) ramp
Nadia Hussain shares the ramp with B-Town actor Evelyn Sharma
Asifa Nabeel concludes her show as 'Mahi Away Ga' plays in the background
While designer Umar Sayeed ended on the beats of a *dholak*
Rakesh Aggarwal come out with model Nadia Hussain:
But Ali Xeeshan's 'After Dark' stole the show
With the expo concluding tonight, here is to more of such events, because art and culture truly transcend borders.