ISLAMABAD: A huge number of visitors on Monday were fortunate enough to get glimpses of the major cultures of the world including Islamic, Asian, Eastern, Western, Latin and African culture – all under one roof at the 23rd Cultural Festival of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) held at Faisal Masjid Campus. The festival will continue till April 20.
The traditional food, pots, and cooking utensils at the Jordanian stall gave a look of some local town of Jordan. This town was prepared in “a day with the help of my Pakistani friends at the campus” told Israa, a Jordanian student.
Qaisra Alvi, Director Women Campus of IIUI informed Pakistan Observer that “cultural festival is an annual event held by IIUI at which the students demonstrate their creative skills through depiction of different cultures.”
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Saudi Arabian stall was crowded with students as it presented “a fusion of both traditional and modern lifestyle of the country” explained Hina Idrees, a Shariah student at university.
Replica of Al-Aqsa Mosque and a church were not the only attraction of the Palestinian stall but it also included several traditional foods prepared by Haneen, who was dressed in traditional clothing called ‘thobe’. “I have prepared around 12 traditional Palestinian dishes for the festival” she said.