All set to celebrate Diwali in northern Sindh

KARACHI: The Hindu residents of northern Sindh are concluding arrangements for the three-day Diwali festival that will begin on Wednesday evening.

The main festival of Diwali will be held at the Sadhu Bela Temple here with similar programmes at other small temples.

A ceremony is also scheduled to be held in the Khairpur district.

It will be attended by Member National Assembly (MNA) Nawab Khan Wassan.

President Hindu Council Sukkur Mukhi Aishwar Lal said the Hindu community settled in other parts of the northern Sindh including Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jaccababad and other districts had also chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the festival in a befitting manner.

Leader of the opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, MNA Noman Islam Shaikh, MNA Dr Mahreen Bhutto, Senator Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro and others extended greetings to the Hindu community on Diwali.

In their separate statements, they said the Hindu community had played a vital role in the development of the country by presenting themselves in every critical moment.

They assured them that the Pakistan People’s Party would continue to play its role for the betterment and progress of the masses of Pakistan, including the minorities.