CM Sindh announces to officially celebrate Diwali

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  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    CM Sindh announces to officially celebrate Diwali

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    KARACHI (Web Desk) – Chief Minister of Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah of Pakistan People s Party (PPP) has announced to officially celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali on October 23. All government employees from the Hindu community would be given an official holiday on Diwali, said Shah.

    CM also promised to pay Diwali bonus to the government officials before the festival commences on October 23. Orders have been issued to the Sindh Finance Department regarding the advance salary payment to the Hindu government officials.

    While minorities in Pakistan continue to live in a state of constant fear amid the growing terrorism, CM of Sindh’s announcement about official celebration of Hindu festival of Diwali comes as good news.

    Earlier on October 19, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf celebrated Interfaith Harmony Day at Azadi Square. Imran Khan assured in his speech that the rights of the minorities will be protected as promised by Quaid-e-Azam. There was a representation from different religious communities including Christians, Hindus and Sikhs. Diwali was celebrated by the participants of the sit-in protests at D-chowk on the Interfaith Harmony Day by lighting sparklers and fire workers. A beautiful rangoli (folk art from India) was also created using colorful powders by PTI activists.

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    Rangoli created by PTI activists to celebrate Diwali

    Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in autumn every year. The festival signifies the victory of lightover darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.

    CM Sindh announces to officially celebrate Diwali | Pakistan | Dunya News
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    They are being nudged by Modi's policy and hoping it will work with them.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Congress' "we can't change our neighbours" theory is beginning to bust. With enough soft-power projection, and hard-power when provoked, we can.
     
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    Let us see how many Diwalis they will celebrate. Is this the Modi's effect as pointed out by Ray in his post. I think this is the reason and a positive change.
     
  6. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    It is more of realization that conservatism will not do any good but will destroy ones own society. Plus Pakistan realized that having good relations with neighbors is essential at this point of time.
     
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    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    So far..so good
     
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    I hope this CM's security is good.
     
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    anupamsurey Senior Member Senior Member

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    its a good thing but how many Hindus are left there to celebrate deepawali
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Poor Guy he just signed his death warrant.

    Wonder another salman taseer in the making.
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    modi's prediction coming true?

    "Agar desh mazboot ho toh padosi bhi badlenge, dushman bhi badlenge" lol

    he is already on fast track to make desh mazboot :thumb:
     
  12. LordOfTheUnderworlds

    LordOfTheUnderworlds Regular Member

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    Sindh has nearly 5% Hindus and they are mostly PPP voters. So this could be partly vote bank politics.
    Besides, it is natural that elite Sindhi Pakistanis get such occasional attackof sympathy for native culture as they get dominated and slowly getting outnumbered by Muhajirs/ migrants.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Happy Diwali to all Sindhis!
     

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