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Pakistan - Expo Osaka 1970

Pakistan at the Exhibition Expo Osaka 1970
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From time immemorial, the territory that today comprises the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been the cradle of successive civilizations that flourished under the influence of Buddhist, Aryan and Muslim cultures.

These influences were amply revealed in the design of the objects and displays in the Pakistan pavilion.

Glimpses of Muslim influence dominated the pavilion's Mughal arches and arabesque designs. Arranged in four divisions, the exhibits took the visitor from the prehistoric period to the Buddhist period, and to the Muslim period to modern Pakistan.

The economic and industrial development of Pakistan was covered through paintings, charts, photographs, models and replicas on displays in the economic division.

The other three divisions covered the social, agricultural and industrial potential of its people.

Exports of manufactured goods have been steadily improving in recent times. These include products such as cotton, jute, art silk and synthetic fabrics, leather goods, carpets and rugs, electrical products and so on.

The most picturesque part of the pavilion, however, was the handicraft corner where the traditional arts and crafts of the people of Pakistan were proudly displayed. Of equal interest was a restaurant set up in the pavilion which served Pakistani dishes that tempted the taste buds of all visitors. The traditional cuisine was served by waiters in colourful Pakistani attire.

The Pakistan pavilion shared the regional development cooperation plaza with the pavilions of RCD partners Iran and Turkey. The RCD Plaza embodied the spirit of unity that these three friendly nations shared in their common quest for progress and harmony.