Pakistan: Good news for minorities, govt agrees to Holi, Diwali, Easter holidays

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Islamabad, Mar 16: There is a good news for minority communities in Pakistan as government has accepted a resolution seeking 'closed holidays' on the annual festivals of minority communities, including Holi, Diwali and Easter.

This will be first time in the history of Pakistan, the country will get public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter.

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The resolution which was moved in the National Assembly by Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, a PNL-N MNA elected on a seat reserved for minorities in Tharparkar district of Sindh, reported the Tribune.

"This house is of the opinion that the government should take steps to declare Holi, Diwali and Easter as closed holidays for minorities," said the resolution.

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"The announcement was inevitable for the good image of Pakistan as such holidays were also being observed in the United States on Eid, and in India on Muharram," said Vankwani, who is also patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council.

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