By Roy Lie Atjam
The Hague, 4th August 2022. The Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Diplomat Magazine organized the 18th Annual Mango Festival. The festival attracted diplomats, importers and members of the Pakistani diaspora.
The Embassy in The Hague is promoting mango the “King of Fruits”, one of the most popular and best-loved fruits worldwide, with hundreds of varieties cultivated for exportation.
“The Chargé d’ Affaires, Mr. Muhammad Wasif, welcomed the guests. While highlighting the peculiarities of Pakistani mangoes, he said that mango is considered the King of Fruits.
Around 90 tropical and sub-tropical countries, including Pakistan grow mangoes. The provinces of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan are growing 200 varieties of mango. Each variety comes on the market at a different time, the mango season runs from May to September.
With a two million ton yield annually, Pakistan is the 5th largest producer and the 7th largest exporter of mangoes.
The exotic Pakistani mangoes are known to connoisseurs for their particular taste, colour, delicious flavour and aroma. Over 222,000 tons are exported to Europe, the Americas, Asia and the middle east. Pakistan earns around 165 million US.$ from mango export.
The most famous varieties extensively grown in Pakistan are Chaunsa, Anwar Ratol, Sindhri, Fajri etc.
In conclusion, guests were served Chaunsa mangoes and other mango delicacies.”
Pakistan Independence Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony
The month of August has been an eventful one. Apart from the Mango Festival, the Embassy also observed a flag hoisting ceremony in connection with its 75th Anniversary of Independence, it’s diamond jubilee of Independence. the ceremony took place at Pakistan House on 14th August 2022.
Hundreds of Pakistani and friends flock to Pakistan House for the flag hoisting ceremony and to catch a glimpse of “The Boys in Green” which is the Pakistan National Cricket Team.
Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan: the State Bank of Pakistan has released a commemorative banknote of Rs75 to mark the 75th anniversary of Pakistan.
The Independence Day celebrations began early Sunday morning with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and a 21-gun salute in all provincial capitals. The main feature of the celebrations was the flag-hoisting ceremony at the president’s house in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi was set to confer civil awards on Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals for showing excellence and courage in their respective fields.
The Pakistan National Cricket Team toured the Netherlands to play three One Day International (ODI) matches 17 – 19 August 2022. Venue, the grounds of V.O.C., Rotterdam. The Pakistan Embassy in the Netherlands was delighted to welcome the Pakistan squad for 3 ODI’s.
The Pakistan team showed its magic, Pakistan won the 3-match series 3–0
It has been a great honour for the Embassy to host the Pakistan National Cricket Team on the momentous occasion of Pakistan @ 75.
We are proud to be Pakistani! One Nation One Passion One Pride !