ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed Ministry of Water & Power on Saturday to ensure no loadshedding on the eve of Christmas.
A statement from the PM House said, “The prime minister directed the ministry to ensure that there is zero loadshedding across the country from tonight till tomorrow, in view of the Christmas celebrations.”
The Christian community in Pakistan makes up one of the two largest (non-Muslim) religious minorities in the country, along with Hindus.
The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated at 2.5 million in 2005, making roughly 1.6% of the population.
However, their population is believed to have increased significantly in past 11 years.