Pakistani Hindus celebrating Diwali festival (festival of lights) across Pakistan

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The Hindu community across Pakistan is celebrating their religious festival, Diwali (festival of lights) with enthusiasm and full freedom.

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu calendar. Following the traditions, Hindus celebrate Diwali by lighting oil lamps, bursting fireworks, decorating their homes, distributing sweet and gathering with friends and family.

While celebrating “festival of lights”, Diwali Hindus lit up oil lamps outside temples, homes and shops after which pooja ceremonies were held at the temples. Diwali is celebrated for five days.

In different cities of Pakistan Hindus are celebrating Diwali, especially in Multan, Lahore and different cities of Sindh, special arrangements have been made for the Hindus to celebrate their festival, Dewali.


Lahore city district government facilitated the Hindu community for Diwali arranging a musical concert at the Town Hall for Hindu students.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while spreading greetings to the Hindu community of Pakistan assured them PPP will provide equal rights to minorities.

Bilawal said all the minorities, including the Hindus, are free to celebrate their religious and cultural festivals without any fear as they are equal citizens of Pakistan.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is on Pakistan tour.  Asif Ali Zardari decided to host a special Diwali dinner for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Indian leader, on the Hindu festival of lights, Dewali.