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Indonesian festival celebrating ties with Pakistan to end today

By News Desk
June 30, 2024
A glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Indonesia Festival organised by the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi at the mall on 29, 2024. — Screengrab via Instagram/indonesiainkarachi
A glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Indonesia Festival organised by the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi at the mall on 29, 2024. — Screengrab via Instagram/indonesiainkarachi 

The Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi, in collaboration with LuckyOne Management and supported by IBM and other Pakistani business community, is organising a grand three-day cultural event at the mall, which will end today.

Titled ‘Indonesia Festival: Celebrating Prosperous Indonesia-Pakistan Relations’, the event, which was launched on Friday, aims to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia and strengthen the bonds of friendship between Indonesia and Pakistan, especially between the young communities. In opening remarks, Indonesian Consul General Dr. June Kuncoro Hadiningrat stressed the need for evaluating relations between young people of Pakistan and Indonesia through social cultural activities and education in order to compliment business relations between the two countries.

DG Protocols (MoFA) Irfan Somroo said Pakistan needs to learn from Indonesia on building a stronger nation by engaging all the elements of the country.

Ibrahim Tabba, the director of LuckyOne Mall, appreciated the event, saying that it is that first time a consulate is celebrating the relations between two countries at the mall for making the bond stronger. He also recognised the initiative taken by the Indonesian Consulate for display of the culture of Indonesia along with the similarities between both countries upon a cultural basis. The event is enlivened with performances by Indonesia-Pakistan Children Friendship on “Merak Dance” (peacock dance) and also by a performance on “Mor Tho Tilli Rana”, which was sponsored by the Sindh Ministry of Culture Tourism and Archives, showcasing the cultural similarities.