Tra­di­tional Ira­nian hos­pi­tal­ity at CG If­tar

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

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

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