Staff Reporter Islamabad
President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday wished happy ‘Holi’ to the Hindu commumity. In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, ‘Wishing a Happy Holi to all our Hindu brethren celebrating.
May this joyous event of colours bring happiness, peace and prosperity for all of us and our region.’ ‘Pakistan stands committed to the rights of minorities,’ he added.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, ‘Wishing all our Hindu community a very happy Holi, the festival of colours.’ The Diwali Festival is being celebrated by the Hindu community on March 28-29.
The festival is celebrated in several parts of the country especially in educational institutions.
The hindu community is important part of our society and their religious festivals are respected across the country.
Pakistani nation congratulates the Hindu community on the festival of colours ‘Holi’. Islamic teachings and sayings of Quaid-I-Azam give us lesson of inter-faith harmony.
After the independence, Quaid-i-Azam gave clear vision that every citizen of Pakistan would have the liberty to practice their religion.
Pakistan came into being because equal rights were not provided to Muslims of sub-continent.
At present, equal rights are not provided to religious minorities in so-called secular India.
Rather, controversial laws like Citizenship Amendment Act were introduced to further the Hindutva ideology. Besides, low caste Hindus like Dalits are suppressed and maltreated.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday wished Hindu community in Pakistan and across the world a very happy Holi.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, ‘Wishing our Hindu community in Pakistan and across the world a very happy Holi. May the festival of colours bring peace, happiness and prosperity.’