Pakistan

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.


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

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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.

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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.