ISLAMABAD - The students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), who belong to various communities and countries, will exhibit innovative products and cultures in the 26th Cultural Week on Tuesday.

Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, federal minister for religious affairs and inter-faith harmony, will inaugurate the mega event at new campus of the university. The mega exhibition will reflect the cultural diversity, including dresses, literatures, paintings, photographs, foods, and art, of the Muslim World and some other countries.

The stalls of Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, China, Afghanistan, ASEAN countries, SAARC, and all the provinces of Pakistan would set up, while ambassadors and high commissioners of various countries will also join the grand inauguration of the event.

The Cultural Week (Female) will be inaugurated on March 20 (Thursday) at female campus of the university.

Celebrations in connection with the cultural week are in full swing in both the campuses of the university and in this regard a book fair and flower exhibition were held on Monday at male campus of the university. The male campus will also hold the most awaited event Cultural Night on March 19 where students of over 40 countries will show their talent.

Female campus will also hold Cultural Evening for the students on March 21, which will be graced by wife of the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Aljourah Abdullah A Alarifi, and wife of President IIUI, Muzzna Qasim Al-Draiweesh.

Closing ceremony of the cultural week at female campus would be held on March 25 in which the prizes will be given to the winning students of various competitions.

Activities in the form of lectures and competitions in various categories, such as Qirat, Naat, drama, photography, declamations, flower exhibitions, local games and sports gala on both male and female sides are under way in connection with the celebrations of the cultural week.

A grand Mushaira will be held on March 27 (Friday) at Faisal Mosque campus of the university. A group of 25 Saudi delegates from Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University has also arrived to participate in the cultural week.

Meanwhile, a meeting under the chairmanship of President IIUI Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh was held in which he reviewed and finalised arrangements for the mega event in both campuses.