Lahore : Punjab government issued notification to pay the salaries of Christian government employees on December 20th so as to enable them to participate in the festivities of forthcoming Christmas. It has also been decided to set up “Christmas Bazaars” in different locations of the province from December 22nd so that Christian community can purchase commodities at comparatively cheaper rates.
While issuing directions to the concerned officers of the Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department Khalil Tahir Sandhu directed the concerned officers to ensure foolproof security arrangements of these Christmas Bazaars along with provision of related facilities to the consumers.
The Minister said that quality goods and commodities at these Christmas Bazaars would be provided at comparatively cheaper rates to the Christian community. He further said that the authorities have been issued directions to provide foolproof security to the Churches on Christmas eve on December 24 and December 26, as well.
Federal Minister for Water & Power has also been requested to declare Christmas eve from December 24th to 26th as load shedding free so that Christian community can enjoy this festival enthusiastically.