ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday felicitated the Hindu group in Pakistan on the competition of Diwali.
“Wishing all our Hindu citizens a happy Diwali,” stated the premier.
On the event of Diwali, the federal government of Pakistan has declared an non-obligatory vacation for the Hindu residents in order that they will have a good time the competition of sunshine.
Pakistani Hindus are celebrating Diwali — also referred to as Deepavali or the competition of lights — throughout the nation with zeal and fervour, with households and the group adorning their homes and temples with vibrant lights.
Special “poojas” will likely be held in several temples whereas sweets will even be distributed among the many folks throughout observance of spiritual festivity of Hinduism.
Diwali is widely known on the finish of each autumn to commemorate the victory of Hindu god Lord Rama — or Ramachandra — over evil Ravana and the way he spent 14 years in tranquillity. Celebrated for 5 days, it additionally marks the beginning of the brand new yr of Hindu calendar.
The Pakistani Hindu group additionally lit earthen lamps within the night time and fireworks have been even be flaunted to have a good time the competition.
Apart from Karachi, Lahore, and different main cities, festivities will even be held in Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jamshoro, Badin, Sanghar, Hala, Tando Adam, and Shahdadpur.