Pak PM extends felicitation on Nowruz

Islamabad, March 21, IRNA – Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Thursday extended felicitation on the occasion of Nowruz festival.

In a tweet message, the Prime Minister wished a Happy Nowruz to all communities which celebrating it.

Nowruz marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar. It usually falls on March 21 or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed.

Based on the joint recommendation of Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in 2010, Nowruz was added to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Though Nowruz is basically an Iranian festival, it is also celebrated in many areas of Pakistan. It is celebrated in northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, many parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, some parts of Balochistan, including its capital Quetta.

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