The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was established in 1947, but the country's cultural heritage dates back more than five thousand years to the Indus civilisation.
Bordered on the north by the high Himalayan mountain range, Pakistan is located at the mouth of the Indus River, and enjoys a continental climate. Its population is a complex mix of indigenous peoples whose ancestors have left their mark on the country's culture. The literary tradition, especially poetry, is the richest of all the country's artistic manifestations.
The Pakistani pavilion was not an exhibition object as such, but acted as a showcase that displayed a whole range of ancestral culture with a modern perspective. Instead of a typical local facade, the visitors could admire a symbol inspired by Islam, but in harmony with the art forms of the 20th century.
The exhibition made the visitor aware that the West and the East are two sides of the same world and that ancient cultures and advanced technology are two sides of the same human race.
The exhibition paid tribute to Christopher Columbus for asserting his global perspective and at the same time showed how the present nation had been able to unite ancient and modern philosophy.
Visitors were invited to taste typical Pakistani cuisine at the pavilion's restaurant.
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