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Pakistan’s engineers organize fun-filled picnic with families

Families enjoy traditional Pakistani lunch during a picnic organized by Pakistani engineers in Riyadh. (AN photo)

RIYADH: The Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Saudi Arabian Chapter (IEP-SAC) arranged a family picnic last Friday in Riyadh.
Scores of Pakistani engineers residing in Riyadh attended the event along with their families.
A newly built venue was chosen in Muzahimiyah to let people enjoy the traveling and landscape. It was a full-day event filled with fun, entertainment, games and amusement.
There were activities for every age group, which kept the families engaged for the whole day.
Several dignitaries from the Pakistani Embassy along with their families attended the event, organized to provide a much-needed break from routine life.
Children were enthralled to compete in various games. Youths played cricket, table tennis and took part in several other group activities.
Large crowds gathered to watch the teams compete in cricket tournament, tug of war and musical chairs.
A poetry session (mushaira) highlighted participants’ literary values alongside a quiz competition. Women had their share of enjoyment with performances, riddles and jokes.
The event started with a traditional Pakistani breakfast. The momentum reached its climax after Juma prayer when all the activities started. Special arrangements were made to serve “paan” to the people.
The concluding session was organized after sunset. S.M. Iqbal, general-secretary of IEPSAC, reiterated the need to participate in the group’s scholarship program covering 12 Pakistani universities. Gifts were distributed among game winners. A lucky draw was also held.

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