WEB DESK: The Hindu community is celebrating the festival of lights- Diwali today. The occassion brings together family and friends who worship the Maha Lakshmi– the Hindu goddess of wealth.
Houses light up with lamps, and children play with fire crackers.
Many Pakistani politicians extended their greetings to the Hindu community for Diwali.
Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari has greeted the Hindus of Pakistan on the occasion of Diwali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting minorities’ rights. “I wish to extend on my behalf and on behalf of the Pakistan People’s Party heartiest greetings to the Hindus on the occasion of Deewali,” he said in his message.
“On this occasion I wish to reiterate that the Hindus, indeed all minorities, of Pakistan are equal citizens of the state and entitled to equal rights,” he added.
Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf wished the Hindu community in a tweet.
Wishing our Hindu community a Happy & Peaceful Diwali.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 10, 2015