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Festival of lights

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Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across the country on November 7 with traditional enthusiasm. It is one of the most important religious festivals for Pakistan’s Hindu community.

To commemorate the occasion, I organised an event at my residence on the night of Diwali. I am grateful to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser for attending the Diwali celebrations at my residence. The presence of parliamentary leaders from both houses sent a positive message of peace and prosperity. A majority of Pakistanis believe in tolerance and religious harmony.

The patriotic Hindu community considers Pakistan to be the beloved motherland (dharti mata). On this occasion, the community offered special prayers for peace and prosperity in Pakistan. This is the spirit that the international community must get to see on this Diwali. The media’s outstanding Diwali coverage also needs to be lauded. In Pakistan, the largest Hindu community resides in Tharparkar, Sindh. As a result, the Pakistan Hindu Council decided to start the Diwali celebrations from Tharparkar by providing food and ration bags and........

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