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KARACHI (Staff Report) – Sindh government has notified Mar 24 as a public holiday throughout the province to mark the occasion of Holi – a religious festival of the Hindu community.

According to a spokesman for the Chief Minister House, in past, only the Hindu community was given a holiday on Holi but this is the first time Holi has been declared a public holiday anywhere in Pakistan.

The move comes days after the National Assembly adopted a resolution to take steps to declare Holi, Diwali and Easter as holidays for minorities.

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The resolution moved independently by PML-N MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani called for national holidays on Diwali, Holi and Easter.