- Korean Embassy hosts Pakistan edition of K-Pop World Festival in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted the Pakistan edition of the K-Pop World Festival in collaboration with the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), held here at the NUML Auditorium.
The K-pop festival was judged in two categories: dancing and singing. The singing category was won by Diya Amin while dancing category was won by Arisha Khan and Taha Khan. The event was attended by a large number of K-Pop enthusiasts, students as well as music lovers from Islamabad.
Korean Ambassador Sung-kyu Kwak appreciated the enthusiasm of the participants and the audience and thanked NUML for their support for the promotion of the Korean language and culture in Pakistan. He also spoke about the increasing appreciation of the Korean culture around the world, referred to as the Korean wave, which has seen the rising popularity of the Korean music, dramas, cuisine, arts and literature.
NUML Director General Muhammad Ibrahim reiterated his commitment to focus on promotion of the Korean language and culture in Pakistan. He also congratulated the Korean Embassy on hosting such a colourful event 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 winner received prizes and souvenirs.
Final winner’s video will be sent to the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), one of Korea’s leading television channels. If it is selected, that team will take part in the K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, Korea in September 2018.