Source:Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi)
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Chief Minister of the Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Shahbaz Sharif, has declared Thursday, March 24, 2016, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the Hindu festival of Holi.
The aforementioned declaration by Pakistan's Province of Sindh, of Thursday, March 24, 2016, as a regional public holiday for the Hindu festival of Holi, follows last week's reluctant acceptance by the federal government of Pakistan, of a resolution moved by a ruling party lawmaker in the National Assembly, seeking "closed holidays" on the annual festivals of minority communities, including Holi, Diwali and Easter (Good Friday).
Note, however, that despite all the news reports at the time, the federal resolution was just an "encouragement" for states to declare non-working public holidays for minorities, but the federal government of Pakistan, itself, has no intention of doing so.
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