Pakistan - Expo Vancouver 1986

Pakistan at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986
© Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD

Decorated with splendid Muslim architectural motifs, the Pakistan pavilion is full of treasures.

We start with a visit to Moenjodaro, whose important remains bear witness to the existence, 5000 years ago, of one of the oldest civilisations on the banks of the Indus. We can see some images of the Indus valley that Alexander the Great crossed with his troops.

We discover the architectural splendours of the Muslim world and various forms of traditional arts and crafts, rich with the contribution of a variety of cultures. One can observe, while listening to the music of the country, these diverse cultures and traditions that are cemented by Islamic values. A symbol of 20th century Pakistan, a decorated bus left Khyber, crossed the plains of Punjab and Sindh, stopped at the holy sites of Nankana and Punja Sahib and arrived in Vancouver. A vibrant economy feeds its 90 million people and is modernising its steel, automotive, shipbuilding and electronics sectors.

Pakistan is a country of communications where Urdu, the national language, English and five regional languages are spoken.

Hand-woven fabrics, fine leather, onyx and brass items are also on display at the Pakistan pavilion.

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