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Christians celebrate Easter today

KARACHI: The Christian community is celebrating Easter festival today with special prayers ceremonies across the countries, ARY news reported.

Special prayers ceremonies were arranged in different Churches of the country. Security arrangements were also made around Churches to prevent any untoward incident.

The day started with special religious rituals, prayers and exchange of greetings with messages of goodwill and prosperity.

The Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Prime Minister and President greetings

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in their separate messages have greeted the Christians on this sacred occasion.

The Prime Minister said his government is committed to safeguard the fundamental rights, safety, honour, life and property of all minority communities.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope the minority communities, particularly Christians would keep on playing their national role in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.

The President said the Christians as well as all minorities of Pakistan are equal citizens of the state and entitled to equal rights.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to continue its struggle along with the Christian brethren for the rights of all minorities and deprived people and to establish a liberal and pluralistic society in the country.

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