Islamabad, 27 November 2021 (TDI): The Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad joined the Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA) Charity Bazaar 2021. Team Thailand in Pakistan, the Thai community in Islamabad, representatives of Thai students participated in the event along with the Embassy.
The staff of the Embassy a well as the children of the Thai diplomats performed traditional Thai dances. Aside from that, the Embassy also offered various authentic signature dishes from the Thai cuisine.
They include Green Curry, Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, and Pumpkin with coconut milk. Thai sweets and iced tea were also offered on the occasion. The profit from the Embassy’s and participants’ contributions will be donated to not-for-profit events or charities.
PFOWA is a non-profit, non-political organization that works for charity and welfare. It helps the low-paid employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the education of their children and medical assistance. Moreover, PFOWA also provides aid and financial help to the widows of the Foreign Office staff.
PFOWA Charity Bazaar was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was inaugurated by the First Lady of Pakistan, Samina Alvi. The First Lady also addressed the event. She lauded PFOWA for its charitable efforts even during the pandemic.
The event brought together diverse cuisines and cultures represented through stalls. Artifacts and apparel of multiple countries were also displayed on the stalls in the Bazaar.
Assorted stalls were set up by the embassies of many countries including Thailand, China, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, the European Union, UAE, and many others aside from the private companies and educational institutes.