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The Pakistan pavilion at the ongoing South Asia Consumer Fair & Trade Show is wooing visitors

Last year, lifestyle exhibitions from Pakistan were conspicuous by their absence in Chandigarh. 2017 seems to have got off to a better start with a trade fair organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in association with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce.

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On at Himachal Bhawan, the South Asia Consumer Fair & Trade Show is showcasing select products not just from Pakistan but some from Afghanistan and Egypt as well. As many as 70 delegates and exhibitors are part of the show. Here’s what’s on offer:

Look out for handwoven traditional Pakistani ‘prandaas’, flowing summer fabrics (Rs 200 per metre onwards) and colourful beads. While they have showcased them umpteen times before, the onyx products are quite popular and there’s a variety at hand this time too. These are priced between Rs 200 to 2 lakhs. There’s also a range of imitation jewellery on offer. 

If you are looking for special ingredients, then there is a selection of saffron, rosewater, black zeera from Iran while hing, Basmati rice and dry fruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among the food stalls, Liza Foods, a well-known outlet from Lahore is offering delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The chefs are not only from Lahore but have also lugged along authentic spices and ingredients from back home.

What: South Asian Consumer Fair & Trade Show 2017

Where: Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh

When: April 7 to 10

Time: 10 am to 9 pm

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