LAHORE: Friday, April 24, 2015: Two-week long Australia Day in Spring 2015 and Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation (EWEN) celebrations concluded today at the Lahore Campus of College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM), Pakistan. The two-week long series of activities comprised several Cooking Classes and Cooking Competitions, which were held in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi as a joint collaboration of College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM), Pakistan, Chefs' Association of Pakistan (CAP), the Australian High Commission in Pakistan and EWEN. Chef Faiza Rehman, MasterChef Australia Contestant 2013, judged the Cooking Competitions and conducted Cooking Classes in the three cities. Ms. Rehman was in Pakistan on a special invitation of the organizers to judge the cooking competitions and hold Master Cooking Classes in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The event was inaugurated by chief guest, His Excellent Mr. Peter Heyward, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan in Lahore on April 13th, 2015. He graced the occasion along with his wife, Mrs. Susan Heyward. Other revered guests were Ms. Ayesha Bux, Honorary Investment Consul for Melbourne, Australian Centre of Excellence, PakBoi, Ms. Shaista Pervez Malik and Ms. Ashba Kamran. The event was attended by a large number of chefs, culinary students, celebrities, hospitality industry professionals and other noted guests. Five female Member of the Punjab Assembly (MPAs) namely, Mrs. Rahila Khadim Hussain, Mrs. Farzana Butt, Mrs. Parveen Akhtar Maneka, Ms. Azma Bukhari and Ms. Nighat Nasir Sheikh graved the event with their presence on the concluding day. They participated in a cook-off between the female MPAs and the WorkingWomen. They competed with the WorkingWomen at COTHM's Studio Kitchen, Lahore Campus. Mr. Ahmad Shafiq, COTHM CEO, Mr. Zaheer Ahmed, Director Operations COTHM and Mr. Waqar Iliyas Khan, Vice President of Chefs' Association of Pakistan (CAP) ensured the successful implementation and completion of the two-week long event. The purpose of this grand event was to celebrate the longstanding friendship between Australia-Pakistan, along with promoting gender equality, women empowerment and emancipation in Pakistan.