Islamabad - The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted the K-Pop World Festival, Pakistan Edition in collaboration with National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The final of this event was held at the NUML Auditorium, Islamabad. The K-pop festival was judged in two categories: dancing and singing. Diya Amin won the singing category while the winners of the dancing category were Arisha Khan and Taha Khan.  The event was attended by a large number of K-Pop enthusiasts, students of NUML and other universities as well as music lovers from Islamabad. Sung-kyu Kwak, the Korean Ambassador and Brigadier Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General NUML also attended the ceremony. The Korean Ambassador appreciated the enthusiasm of the participants and the audience and thanked NUML for their long standing support for the promotion of Korean language and culture in Pakistan. The Ambassador also spoke about the increasing appreciation of Korean culture around the world, referred to as the Korean wave, which has seen the rising popularity of Korean music, dramas, cuisine, arts and literature. Director General NUML reiterated his commitment to focus on the promotion of Korean language and culture in Pakistan. He also congratulated the Korean embassy on hosting such a colourful event in Pakistan which will further enhance the soft image of Korea. Dozens of teams had auditioned for the festival, out of which 15 teams were selected to perform in the final. The audience enthusiastically enjoyed the final event of the Pakistan edition of the K-Pop World Festival.

People could be seen dancing and singing along with the contestants. A lucky draw was held amongst the audience members and the winners received prizes and souvenirs.  The video of the final winners will be sent to the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), one of Korea’s leading television channels. If it gets selected, the team will take part in K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, Korea in September 2018.