New Year in Pakistan: Excited youth takes to streets

ISLAMABAD: Youngsters are celebrating the beginning of year 2015 in Pakistan soon after the clock struck 12 in the country, ARY News reported.

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Welcoming the new year, trigger happy youth took to the streets in all major cities of Pakistan and resorted to aerial firing, fireworks with dance on  latest tunes.

Pakistan’s cultural capital Lahore has always been a hub of such activities and surpasses all other cities in the fun fare has also taken the lead this year with the whole city participating in the celebrations

Families are enjoying food while youth is making merry with bike riding stunts and fireworks despite the administration

Karachi, despite a ban on pillion riding and celebratory fire is watching youth coming out on the streets in large numbers and engaging in fireworks.

Youth in Faisalabad not only celebrated the New Year but also rejoiced over the government’s decision to decrease petroleum prices.

Islamabad largely remained silent as authorities have imposed section-144 in the city as the country is officially not ‘celebrating’ the New Year.

A Year of Terror and Tears

Pakistan is still reeling from Peshawar School attack which killed 149 people, mostly students on December 16, 2014 along with other acts of terror and violence. Such celebrations are not being welcomed by the government in center and all four provinces.

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