Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday congratulated the country’s Hindu minority community on the festival of lights, Diwali. He offered his best wishes in a written message on Twitter. Imran Khan wrote: “Happy Diwali to all our Hindu citizens”. Residents of the Hindu community across Pakistan celebrate Diwali by decorating their homes and temples with traditional joy and enthusiasm.
Geo News reported that there will be a special worship service in the temples, and sweets will be distributed among the people. People from the Hindu community will light diyas at night and celebrate the festival by burning firecrackers. According to reports, Diwali is also celebrated in Karachi, Lahore and other cities in addition to Matiyari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jamshoro Badin, Sanghar, Hala, Tanda Adam and Shahadpur.
Hindus are the largest minority community in Pakistan and according to official estimates there are around 75 Hindu lakh in the country. However, the community talks about having 9 million Hindus in the country. In Pakistan, atrocities on Ishaninda’s name are frequently reported with the Hindu community. The Hindu community wants to build a temple in Islamabad but does not allow radicalization.