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Islamic University Islamabad Cultural Festival (April 18-20, 2011)

Islamabad: International Islamic University Islamabad will hold 23rd cultural festival at Faisal Masjid Campus from April 18 to 20, 2011.

A large number of students participate every year in the cultural festival with zeal and fervour, showing cultures of different regions of Pakistan and more than thirty countries.

Students setup their stalls where they represent their culture through dresses, pottery, food and various cultural items of their region. Students create a full set of the specific region by showing their cultural heritage, said a press release issued here today. The event will be inaugurated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Saudi Ambassador Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer on Monday.
The International Dress Show has also been arranged on April 19 at the Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium of the campus. Kanwal Nasser, a TV actress, will be the chief guest and Dr. Fariha Nahid Alam, Dr. Khalida Samar Mubarikmand, and Begum Shahida Azeem, will act as judges. The dress show will also be attended by Bahraini Ambassador Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Qadir as chief guest and Neolofar Bakhitar as the guest of honour.

  foundation of the Islamic University , Islamabad was laid on the first day of the fifteenth century Hijrah i.e. Muharram 1, 1401 (November 11,1980). This landmark of the beginning of the new Century symbolizes the aspirations and hopes of the Muslim Ummah for an Islamic renaissance. The desire to produce scholar and practitioners, imbued with Islamic Learning, character and personality, and capable to meet the economic, social, political, technological and intellectual needs of the Muslim Ummah was the reason deter of this University. The University is located around the domineering Faisal Mosque, a symbol of International Islamic brotherhood and unity. The Mosque is spread over an area of 189,705 square meters

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