Turkish food promoted in Pakistan
ISLAMABADA weeklong Turkish Food festival has begun on in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
The food festival, organized by a local five-star hotel in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, was inaugurated by Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadık Babür Girgin.
“We are celebrating the 70 years of Turkey-Pakistan diplomatic relationship and this food festival is part of that celebration, as Turkey established diplomatic relations with Pakistan soon after its creation,” Girgin told reporters.
He said it was a great honor to bring the original taste and tradition of Turkey to Pakistan.
“Turkish food is very famous in the world and for the first time I tasted it here in Pakistan and found it very delicious,” Khushal Khan, a local businessman, told Anadolu Agency.
A wide variety of soups, mezze and kebabs are featured on the daily menu along with desserts and assortments. Seafood is also featured along with a counter serving made-to-order shawarmas.
Samina Ali, a young woman from Islamabad, said she “really enjoyed not only the Turkish food but also the hospitality.”
“I want to say thank you for offering a chance to taste delicious Turkish food today,” she added.
Turkish musicians added magic to the event, playing mystical music.