On March 14, the Pakistan Pavilion was officially handed over to Pakistani authorities following the completion of construction works at the Expo 2020 Dubai site. The pavilion, which is located in the Opportunity District, cost $28.72 million to build and occupies a large plot of 35,000 square feet. The inner journey of the pavilion is set under the theme 'Pakistan: The Hidden Treasure' with an aim to enhance Pakistan tourism, commerce and investment.
Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to Advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce & Investment, Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqi, Commerce Secretary of Pakistan, Afzaal Mahmood, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE; Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and other senior officials attended the completion ceremony.
Omar Shehadeh, Chief International Participants Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, Chief Development and Delivery Officer and Ahmed Al Hamdan, Country Manager for Pakistan at Expo 2020 Dubai, were also present.
"I would like to thank all the stakeholders who helped us build this beautiful Pakistan Pavilion," Dawood said, as Emirati officials handed over the pavilion to the Pakistani delegation, adding: "I would also like to appreciate the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan for their hard work as well as the UAE government for their support and cooperation and hope for the same until the successful completion of the Expo."
Mr. Dawood also stated that the pavilion will serve as a hub of business opportunities, allowing the Pakistani business community to network with international markets and investors.