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Pakistan pavilion gets silver award at Dubai Expo 2020

The Pakistan Pavilion crossed one million visitors mark. Source: Expo 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan got Silver Award for the interior design out of 192 pavilions set in Dubai Expo 2020.

“An international jury was called to select the best Pavilion at Expo 2020 and Pakistan got Silver Award for interior design out of 192 Pavilions,” the Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, the Pakistani pavilion received overwhelming response and crossed one million visitors mark which exceeded the expectations of organizers.

“We would like to thank our Creative team especially Ms. Noor Jahan for ( Interior) and Mr. Rashid Rana for (Exterior) for their creativity in showing actual Pakistan to a broader audience,” the statement added.

It also appreciated team of Ministry of Commerce, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Pakistan Embassy in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ambassador for making such a great show.

Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood also made the announcement on Twitter a day after Pakistan won the best exterior design award.

“The response we received was overwhelming, & Pakistan Pavilion already crossed 1M visitors mark which exceeded our expectations,” Dawood said.

He also thanked the creative team, especially Noor Jahan for (Interior) and Rashid Rana for (Exterior) for their creativity in showing actual Pakistan to a broader audience.

“Last but not least our team in Ministry of Commerce, TDAP, Our Embassy in UAE and Ambassador Afzal Mahmood without their dedication, it won’t be possible to put on such a great show. Pakistan Zindabad!” he concluded.

The designer of the Pakistan Pavilion, Rashid Rana, has been honoured with a national award in Pakistan. Rana, a celebrated artist in Pakistan, designed the facade of the Expo 2020 pavilion.

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