NEW YORK (Staff Report) – A Sufi music concert was held at the United Nations’ prestigious General Assembly hall in New York in connection with Pakistan Day for the first time.

Pakistan’s renowned singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed in the Sufi Night.


Besides senior diplomats of the United Nations, the ambassadors of the United States, the United Kingdom, and several other countries attended the function.

In a statement, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said representatives of one hundred and forty countries have come to enjoy the culture and music of Pakistan.


She said it is a matter of pride that Pakistan’s culture is being presented at the United Nations.

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon who expressed regret for missing the event said Sufi music highlights the real teachings of Islam.