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Pak PM Imran Khan wishes Hindu community on Diwali

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Khan on Wednesday extended his good wishes to community on the occasion of Diwali, the

"Wishing all our Hindu citizens a happy Diwali," Khan tweeted.

also greeted Hindu parliamentarians and community.

"is a pluralistic country and enriched with cultural diversity," he said.

Other key members of the Khan government, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, and Governor Ismail, also wished community a happy

"I wish our Hindu brethren a happy # May the usher in joy and prosperity for all of you. May light always have victory over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance," Qureshi tweeted.

of the Opposition in the and Muslim League-Nawaz chief also wished the Hindu community on the occasion, asserting that members of the Hindu community are equal citizens of Pakistan, Dawn reported.

Sharif said the rights of non-Muslims were enshrined in the Constitution and guaranteed by Islam, and that members of minority communities have played an important role in the formation, defence, construction and development of Pakistan, the paper reported.

He said that the PML-N would continue to play its role in protecting the rights of non-Muslims.

also extended his greetings to Hindu communities across the world and in Pakistan.

Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan.

According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, over 90 lakh Hindus are living in the country.

Majority of Pakistan's Hindu population is settled in province where they share culture, traditions and language with their Muslim fellows.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:10 IST