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68 years since its Independence, Pakistan has never considered the main festivals of religious communities Hindus and Christians to be a mandatory national Holiday. 2016 brings a ray of happiness for the minorities in Pakistan. Holi, Diwali and Easter are declared as mandatory national holidays from this year. We look forward to seeing many warm and wonderful memories in the years to come.
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Hindus and Christians consist of less than 2% of total population of the nation.
Pakistan Parliament adopted a resolution on Tuesday to take steps to declare the holidays for minorities.
It was moved by Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, an elected Hindu. He is a lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League.
Despite Pakistan having more public holidays than any other country, they welcomed this resolution.
In other countries, the holidays of minority religions are duly observed. Thus, Pakistan is taking a positive step towards creating a better relationship.
This step is to establish the concept that there is no differentiation in the nation against those who are followers of other religions.