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Qawwali Night at the High Commission enthrals hundreds of students

High Commissioner greets students, reminds them of their responsibilities towards both countries


London:  A Qawwali Night with Ustad Ameer Khan Qawwal and Humnawa enthralled hundreds of Pakistani and British students at the High Commission on 09 December 2019. Students from various British universities got together at the High Commission and enjoyed an inspirational evening of Qawwali and networking with each other.


The event was part of High Commissioner's outreach efforts to engage the youth. It was aimed at galvanising their energies to promote cultural heritage of Pakistan, people to people contacts and build bridges between the two countries as well as apprising them of the enormous opportunities in a variety of fields awaiting them in Pakistan. The venue was jam-packed due to overwhelming participation of the students.

In his brief remarks on the occasion, High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria welcomed the students to the High Commission. He said culture connects people and presence of such a large number of students this evening brings home the binding power of culture and music.


Mr Zakaria said it is encouraging to see our student community in such a large numbers coming to the Mission. He informed that as many as 40,000 Pakistani students remain at the UK academic institutions pursuing various degrees throughout the year and hoped that the High Commission would soon arrange a bigger venue to get them all at one place.

The High Commissioner urged the students to promote Pakistan through their good deeds and achievements. He said the students are our Ambassadors and pride of Pakistan. Mr Zakaria called upon them to make the most of the academic and professional development opportunities available to them in the UK and then contribute towards development and progress of Pakistan and the UK.


The students thoroughly enjoyed the Qawwali Night with Sufi Kalam and Dhammal. They were served with traditional Pakistani cuisine and Kashmiri tea. The students thanked the High Commissioner for constantly engaging them in cultural activities at the High Commission.

December 09, 2019

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