KARACHI: Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is being celebrated today (Wednesday) by Hindu community in Karachi in a befitting manner.
Special prayers were also offered for the progress and prosperity of the country.
Diwali is marked with fireworks, festive meals and exchange of sweets and gifts.
The Sindh government has declared Wednesday, November 7th, as holiday for Hindus in the province.
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended greetings to Hindu communities all over the world in general and Pakistan particular on the eve of Diwali festival being celebrated on Wednesday.
In his message on Diwali, the PPP Chairman held out assurances to the non-Muslims living in Pakistan that his Party will always stand for their protection and promotion as equal citizens of the state as per the vision of the founding fathers of the country and teachings of our religion Islam.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that Diwali is celebrated as a triumph of good over evil and light over darkness adding that philosophy of PPP was also to fight against darkness, injustices and inequality.
PPP urged all those celebrating Diwali to hold special prayers for the peace, prosperity and progress of the country as well as for interfaith harmony and cohesive coexistence in the society.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also asked the PPP leaders, especially those of Minority Wing to celebrate and share festivities with the have-nots among who need more attention and care.
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam on Tuesday instructed all the deputy inspector Generals (DIGs) to ensure security for Diwali festivities across the province.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced a public holiday for the Hindu community on November 7 on account of Diwali.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, will be celebrated by Hindu community across Pakistan on Wednesday evening in a befitting manner.
The day will start with morning prayers and special prayers for progress and prosperity of the country.
Diwali is marked with fireworks, festive meals and exchange of sweets and gifts