Traditional Iranian hospitality at CG Iftar
SALAHUDDIN HAIDER KARACHI—Traditional Irani humility and hospitality, well known for centuries, was vividly in vogue at the Iftardinner hosted by the Iranian Consul General Mehdi Sobhani at the consulate Thursday evening.
The CG, a simple and amiable person, a delightful smile always playing on his face, was, with other staff members of the diplomatic mission, were present at the main gate to greet the guests with a warmth that has its charm.
Unlike before, when large number of guests filled the space on the consulate lawns, the invitees this time were limited in number and were served with delightful mix of Iranian and Pakistani dishes at carefully arranged tables in the main hall.
Iranian sweets and soft drinks, were a natural addition. Prominent among those present were Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, provincial ministers Nisar Khuhro, and Nasir Hasan Shah, former high court judge and chief minis- ter, Syed Ghous Ali Shah, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar, MPA Jam Madad Ali, consuls general of Indonesia Hadi Santoso, of Bangla Desh Nur-e-Helal, and of Oman and Qatar, eminent businessmen and few others.
In all around 5/60 guests were there who exchanged views in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. It was a memorable evening and should remain, for a long time fresh in the minds of those present.
Consul General of Iran with the Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at Iranian Consulate.—APP