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Holi, Diwali, Easter to be public holidays in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution with majority that allows Holi, Diwali and Easter to observed as Public Holidays in the country.

As per this resolution, this would be the first time in Pakistan’s history when minorities will have public holidays on their religious festivals.

Hindu lawmaker Ramesh Kumar Vankwani of PML-N moved the resolution that said the “government should take steps to declare Holi, Diwali and Easter as closed holidays for minorities”.

State minister for religious affairs, Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah, speaking in the house, said that interior ministry has already given permission to heads of government institutions to grant leave to minorities on their religious festivals.

Hope that the bhakhts don’t attribute this also to Modi and declare that Modi controls Pakistan

Information minister Pervaiz Rashid said that Pakistan has more public holidays than any country in the world, therefore there is need to revisit the number of holidays.

He said he had no objection over holidays being observed on the religious festivals of minorities adding that no discrimination was meted out to the followers of different faiths and that the people share their grief and happiness regardless of the religion they are practicing, Pakistan Today reported.