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“Pakistani Books Exhibition” Held in Seoul
By Julie Lee
Staff Reporter
Pakistani Ambassador to S. Korea Zahid Nasrullah Khan poses for camera at “Pakistani Books Exhibition” held at Seoul Metropolitan Library between August 5 and August 10, 2014.

A total of 107 of Pakistan books and its traditional crafts were introduced to the South Korean public in “Pakistani Books Exhibition” held at Seoul Metropolitan Library between August 5 and August 10, 2014.

The opening ceremony, held at 4 p.m. on August 4, 2014, was joined by 100-plus guests including many foreign ambassadors and their spouses serving in Seoul.

Among the high-profile participants was Director General Lee Yong-Hoon of Seoul Metropolitan Library, who is the co-host of the event. He made a short speech.

The Pakistani books on display include books on diverse subjects – history, geography, architecture, art, and religion.

The book exhibition was hosted by Pakistani Ambassador to South Korea Zahid Nasrullah Khan and his spouse Madam Raheela Nasrullah Kahn.

“Today we would endeavor to give you a small peek into the literary world of Pakistan by presenting books on diverse subjects,” Pakistani envoy said in his speech. “I hope that it would give a new perspective about Pakistan”

“For time immemorial books have been one of the ancient vehicle for transmission of knowledge for civilizations,” he said. “In Pakistan also a large variety of books are published in many languages and the two most popular languages are Urdu and English in which books are read”

The traditional Pakistani crafts — carpets

The Pakistani books on display include books on diverse subjects – history, geography, architecture, art, and religion.

Among the books are “Pakistan Unique Origins: Unique Destiny?” “Pakistan Colors,” “Churches of Pakistan,” and “Pakistan: Glimpses of Vistas, History and Culture.”

The traditional Pakistani crafts included bracelet, clothes, and carpets.

After the exhibition the Pakistani books were donated to the Seoul City and would be on display on Global Collection corner on the fourth floor of the library.

Pakistani Ambassador to S. Korea Zahid Nasrullah Khan (4th from right) poses with his guests.

For details or inquiries call Seoul Metropolitan Library in Seoul at 02-2133-0245.



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Ms. Julie Lee serves as staff reporter for The Seoul Times. She studied business at Soongsil University in Seoul. She travelled Australia and stayed in Sydney for over a year. Her hobbies include playing the piano and enjoying extreme sports.

 

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