ISLAMABAD - An Arabian night without music is like shade of mediocrity in emptiness. The Embassy of Egypt has been kind enough to keep this tradition by making it part of the national day function to commemorate July 23, 1952 revolution. This was primarily because of the personal interest of Ambassador Magdy Amer to ensure that Arab music be made segment of the national day function held here Friday night. The most popular troupes of 'Cairo Opera House, currently visiting Pakistan, enthralled the audience with traditional Arab music shortly after presentation of national anthems of the two countries and cake-cutting ceremony. It was the biggest ever reception held by any diplomatic missions to mark the national day in Islamabad. Federal Minister for Communications Dr Arbab Alimgir was the chief guest at the function attended by members of parliament, diplomats, senior civil and military officers and elites of the capital city. The band entertained the audience with Arabic music and songs and made it a memorable night for the audience. The band is a musical sextet belonging to Abdul Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab music. It performs different styles of Arab Music such as Mowashah, Taktoka, and theatrical music. The reception concluded the fabulous dinner served after music performance. This was last national day reception hosted by Ambassador Magdy Amer as he would be leaving Islamabad in September on completion of his term. He had made a large number of friends during his stay in Pakistan who would keep remembering his hospitality.